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Thailand Braces for Severe Weather Tuesday-Thursday

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Government agencies have been instructed to prepare emergency measures in anticipation of volatile weather nationwide this week.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha expressed concern about public safety due to extreme weather predicted by the Thai Meteorological Department going into Tuesday, said government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana.

Thunderstorms, gusty winds and hail are forecast in the lower Northeast, Central and East regions.

Officials have been directed to inspect and remove any unsecured billboards or buildings that could endanger people during severe storms. They will also issue warnings in advance so local residents can prepare for extreme weather.

To ensure their safety, residents are also recommended to avoid the previously open areas and dangerous locations.

Authorities in the southern provinces have meanwhile been assessing damage caused by recent flooding, with reconstruction efforts currently underway after flood waters receded.