SURAT THANI, 6 February 2017 (NNT) - Nearly every part of the South has dried up except for certain areas in Surat Thani and Narathiwat provinces where many homes remain inundated.
In Surat Thani, Rajaprajanugroh Foundation presented 500 relief bags and photos of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej to the residents of Tha Kham sub-district at Wat Taranaram School.
Cause of displacement
Between 90 and 230 IDPs killed
WRITER: SUPAPONG CHAOLAN
SURAT THANI: A total of 12 houses heavily damaged by recent floods will be moved to new locations to ensure that they will no longer block drainage routes if future flooding occurs.
Surat Thani governor Uaychai Innak said on Saturday that 51 houses had been destroyed by the floods while another 768 were partially damaged. Authorities and volunteers in the province have already helped residents to repair around 60 units.
January 26, 2017, at 1000hrs, at Surat Thani Power Plant, Punpin district, Surat Thani province, Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, together with Interior Minister Gen. Anupong Paojinda, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives Gen. Chatchai Sarikulya, Minister of Transport Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, and other concerned officials, were welcomed by Surat Thani Governor Uaychai Innak, local officials and people.
NARATHIWAT, 25 January 2017 (NNT) – A privy councilor visited Narathiwat province to deliver relief items bestowed by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun to southern flood victims.
His Majesty King Rama X graciously assigned Privy Councilor Teerachai Nakwanich to visit the southern flood victims and deliver the 500 relief bags to those in Ra-ngae district.
He said His Majesty had instructed privy councilors to meet with flood victims and advised them to inform provincial governors, military commanders and police commissioners of their needs.
Heavy and torrential rainfall has been forecast for Thailand’s southern provinces over the next 48 hours, adding to the challenges faced by more than 1.1 million people already affected by the deadly flooding that started almost two months ago.
Thailand’s Meteorological Department issued the warning today, saying there was a risk of flash flooding, landslides and storm surges up until Wednesday night. Waves of up to three metres are predicted in the lower Gulf of Thailand, with all ships warned to take caution.
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 15th January 2017 (NNT) – Police cadets have handed out aid and relief packages to the residents of Cha-uat district, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province.
Police cadets of class 47 traveled on flat-bottomed craft to Cha-uat community to distribute relief bags to the people who have been battered by the recent flood for more than two weeks.
◾Heavy rain has been affecting the southern provinces of the country over the past weeks, causing widespread floods.
◾As of 13 January at 7.00 (UTC), local media reported that the death toll has reached 36 people.
◾It is estimated that more than 1 million people have been affected by the floods, and more than 360,000 houses have been damaged. The Thai Red Cross Society has been distributing relief items and working closely with national, provincial and local authorities to address the most urgent needs of affected communities.
By Mirva Helenius, IFRC
Thai Red Cross is responding to the needs of people affected by severe flooding in southern Thailand. Continuous heavy rains have been pouring down over the past few weeks, causing flash floods and widespread flooding in 12 provinces: Phatthalung, Narathiwas, Yala, Songkhla, Pattani, Trang, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Krabi, Ranong, Chumphon and Prachaub Khirikhan.
SAMUT PRAKAN, 7 January 2017 (NNT) – The Navy has deployed ships, aircraft and officers to help flood victims in the southern region, with its first ship to arrive in Nakhon Sri Thammarat on 8 January.
The Navy has dispatched 20 thruster ships, officers and landing craft to Nakhon Sri Thammarat to provide assistance to the flood victims with the landing vehicle expected to arrive in the southern province in the night of 7 January.
Residents in many parts of Phatthalung, Yala, Trang, Narathiwat and Nakhon Si Thamarat were still battling major flooding on Thursday following heavy monsoon rain.
In Phatthalung, there were floods in 507 villages in 11 provinces, affecting 58,676 people of 29,327 households, local reports said.
As of Thursday morning, the Phetkasem and Asian highways running through the province were still under water and not passable to small vehicles.
- Flood submerged Kemasik and Kijai, Terengganu. The local authority evacuated 112 peopledue to the incident.
- Due to the continous rain, flood has affected 48 families in Yala and 500 families in Narathiwat.
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