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Lack of water-drainage options blamed for Isarn inundation The Nation / Phuket GazettePHUKET: The Royal Irrigation Department is blaming the raging floods in the East on the lack of water-drainage options.

Many areas in the region have been under water for more than a month already.

"The region has been relying on local rivers for water draining; there's nothing else," the department's deputy director general, Suthep Noipairoj, said yesterday.