Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was concerned over public safety in risk areas of tropical storms and instructed all authorities to promptly take preventive and relief measures.
Deputy government spokesman Lt. Gen. Werachon Sukondhapatipak said the prime minister was concerned over the welfare and safety of people in risk areas of tropical storms expected in the upper parts of Thailand during March 14 and March 19, 2019.
Tropical storms are expected to begin to gather in the northeastern and eastern regions of the country and to prevail over the northern and central regions and Bangkok and outlying provinces at a later date.
The premier called on villagers to closely follow the radio news about the advice of the authorities such as the Meteorological Department. The villagers are advised to refrain from being in open space or under big trees or instable signboards or buildings. Farmers were advised to brace for possible damage to their farm goods.
In addition, the premier instructed the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and the armed forces to continually monitor the situation and alert the villagers in risk areas of tropical storms and to prepare plans for preventive and relief measures in prompt manner.
(Source: – NNT)