Heavy rain causes flooding in two Chiang Rai districts

Heavy rain on Doi Nang mountain cause flooding across two districts in Chiang Rai last night, July 30.

Over 500 villagers in both Pong Ngam and Mae Sai districts were affected with water blocking Phaholyothin Road (Highway 1) for at least part of the night with water levels as high as 80 centimeters.

Emergency service workers evacuated those worse affected in Moo 1, 3, 6, 8, 9 and 12 in the Pong Pha to emergency accommodation.

Doi Nang is perhaps best well known for being the location of the Tham Luang caves which were the center of attention following the disappearance then rescue of the Mu Pa football team and their coach earlier this month.

It’s not clear as of 12:30 p.m. Tuesday how much of the flood waters have receded but Phaholyothin Road is open for traffic at the time of writing.

Residents in Mae Sai are also on alert as the level of the Sai River that runs through the town continues to rise.