(NECN/MCOT: Chaiyaphum, Thailand) - Heavy rain caused massive flooding in the downtown Chiayaphum prompting schools and government agencies to suspend their operations on Monday.
Monsoon downpour prolonged throughout Sunday night brought flooding to the city of Chiayaphum in Thailand's northeast. A number of schools are forced to abruptly suspend as floodwater level rose to over 50 centimeters.
The city's historic district and government offices including provincial hall has been flooded. Road traffic has been paralyzed; most vehicles are unable to maneuver.
Provincial administration has announced a warning of escalating situation, removing their properties to higher places.
A dozen of water pumps have been installed at the city's circle parameter to drain the water out and sand bags have been distributed in its relief effort.