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Warning of heavy rain: MEA expresses concern and recommends ways to prevent electrical hazards on 20-23 May 2022

15 June 2022 59
 

According to the Meteorological Department's Announcement No. 4 (114/2565) regarding heavy to very heavy rain in upper Thailand and the South, the strong southwest monsoon has prevailed over Thailand, the Andaman Sea, and the Gulf of Thailand in conjunction with the intense low pressure cell in the Gulf of Mataban which passes through Myanmar into Thailand’s North and upper Northeast. Therefore, during 20-23 May 2022, thunderstorms and high winds are likely over upper Thailand while some parts of the North, Northeast, Central, Bangkok and surrounding areas, and upper South should brace for heavy to very heavy rain.

Mr. Jumpote Himacharoen, Director of Corporate Communications, Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), has expressed concern over the danger of thunderstorms and high winds. MEA recommends billboard installers check the billboard structures to ensure they are strong, stable and safe while keeping a safe distance from the power lines as it may affect the power system which may lead to a power outage. Moreover, please be warned to stay away from billboards, large trees, and unstable constructions near the power lines because tree branches may break and fall during a storm, causing the light poles to fall down or the power lines to be cut leading to loss of life and property. Please inspect and check your electrical equipment to keep it safe. If you find a damaged device, get it fixed immediately. Survey your house area to ensure tree branches do not rub against the power lines to avoid an outage or electrical leakage due to wet branches from the rain. MEA recommends the public to get news updates and alerts.

Nevertheless, MEA confirms that we have been ready to take care of the electricity system for effectiveness and to maintain the water pump stations for stability and safety to ensure their effective operations while integrating with related agencies in the MEA’s electricity distribution areas: Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Samut Prakan 24 hours a day.

If you find MEA’s power lines or equipment in a damaged or unsafe condition, please contact MEA officials at any districts or dial 1130 - MEA Call Center or notify us through social media platforms, Facebook: Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), Line: MEA Connect, Twitter: @mea_news or report a power outage through MEA Smart Life – an  application on your smartphones, available in iOS and Android devices 24 hours a day – free download, click https://onelink.to/measmartlife.