Khon Kaen is in the risk zone that can receive great impact from the flood and ‘Noru’, which brings heavy rain to the place and causes damage to assets, houses, public utilities. KKU has planned measures to assist students and staff of Khon Kaen University, especially when they travel to work and study at KKU campus.
Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University, revealed the measures the University has planned to assist staff and students in case of emergency at the Leader Talk Program. During these two to three days, there is heavy rain in Khon Kaen, resulting from the low pressure system that causes continuous rainfall. This in turn brings flood in many areas in Khon Kaen city and in some areas of Khon Kaen University.
“The students and staff of the University are facing difficulties when travelling to the University. The new storm named Noru already arrived in Vietnam last night. Today, it moved into Laos and is expected to reach the Northeast of Thailand on September 29, 2022, before moving to the North. Khon Kaen is receiving impact from September 28 until 29, 2022.”
“Khon Kaen University sees the problems and obstacles that have arisen to the staff, and thus issued an announcement of the following 3 measures to accommodate the impact that arises from the heavy rain, storm, and flood:
First Measure: KKU will allow ‘work from home’ just like when Covid spread. This time, the houses of some staff might be flooded, making it impossible for them to travel. They could be at work late if they still travel to the university, or could not go home at the end of the day. The situation could be unsafe for them. The University therefore announces this measure for the staff receiving impact. Those under this situation could report to their superior or head of division to ask to work from home.
Second Measure: About vehicles. Many students and staff who own cars or motorcycles can park their vehicles in the University. The first point for this purpose is at the parking space of the sports center, which can accommodate about 200 cars. Those who want to park the car there can contact Asst. Prof. Sompomg Sitthiprom, Ph.D., Assistant to the President for Safety, Tel. 081-954-7708 and Khun Morakot Subin, Tel. 094-469-1542. If this parking space is not enough, the second parking lot will be open for use.
Third Measure: About accommodation. The staff members who are facing problem of flood at their houses and need to work at the university, such as those working at the hospital, can stay at Dormitory 26. The place is sufficient for 160 people. Staff and students who live far away can ask to stay here by contacting Khun Pennapa Chanatap, Tel. 081-739-2955. If Dormitory 26 is full, there will be another place at the former Gymnasium which used to be an accommodation of KKU athletes. This place can house about 60 people.
In addition, the Office of the President, especially the Special Affairs Section, is preparing to provide drinking water and consumer goods for the staff receiving impact. When ready, this will officially be announced. The Division of Student Development similarly is providing these to students and will let everyone know when everything is ready,” said the President.
News: Rawiporn Saisaenthong