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23 Jun 2017 description

LOPBURI, 22 June 2017 (NNT) – The Meteorological Department has warned that all areas of the nation will see thunderstorms and showers with Lopburi hit by runoff after a heavy bout of rain.

The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) Office 10 has joined military units in Lopburi to setup water barriers along the Phon Thong canal in Baan Mie district of the province. The over 10 kilometers of support is in response to forest runoff that has swelled the waterway and resulted in flooding of some farms and residences.

13 Jun 2017 description

UTHAI THANI, 12 June 2017 (NNT) – The North and Northeastern regions have been told to stay on alert for floods this week with heavy rains predicted throughout the period.

03 Jun 2017 description

BANGKOK, 1 June 2017 (NNT) – The Royal Thai Government has presented relief funds to flood-hit Sri Lanka in the wake of the country’s worst catastrophe in 14 years.

Ms Busadee Santipitaks, Director-General of the Department of Information and Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry, reported that the government has donated 2 million baht to Sri Lanka to help with the rehabilitation process following the recent flooding and landslides.

02 Jun 2017 description

UTHAI THANI, 2 June 2017 (NNT) - The Meteorological Department has reiterated rains across the country will lessen over the weekend but flooding from previous showers are still affecting some areas.

28 May 2017 description

BANGKOK, 27 May (NNT) - The Prime Minister has instructed the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to integrate all units towards alleviating traffic problems and floods with a focus on lowland areas, urging the public to throw garbage away correctly in order to prevent drains from being clogged up.

21 May 2017 description

BANGKOK, 18 May 2017 (NNT) – Health care units in flood-risk areas are to prepare action plans in order to minimize disruptions and ensure serviceability.

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has instructed officials attached to health care units to get readied for flooding as two provincial hospitals and their medical instruments have been reportedly affected by flooding, forcing transfers of some patients to other hospitals.

21 May 2017 description

BANGKOK, 18th May 2017 (NNT) - Several provinces have experienced both damage and blessings following days of heavy rain.

In the northern province of Nan, municipal workers are speeding up the dredging of canals in response to thundershowers that triggered flooding in the city center this week. Water pumps have been installed at inundated areas to quicken the floodwater removal.

08 May 2017 description

MAE HONG SON, 8th May 2017 (NNT)-Soldiers have been delivering water to local residents affected by the drought crisis in several provinces as the temperature continues to rise.

In Mae Hong Son province, mobile development unit 36 of the Armed Forces Development Command has delivered 24,000 liters of water to a local hospital and communities located in Kong Pae Neua sub-district as there was not enough water to sustain daily consumption.

25 Apr 2017 description

PHETCHABUN, 25th April 2017, (NNT) - A tropical storm has damaged more than a thousand homes in several districts of Phetchabun and Kalasin provinces. Officials have already been dispatched to provide assistance.

03 Apr 2017 description

PHITSANULOK, 30 March 2017 (NNT) - The Royal Irrigation Department is set to release water to the low-lying area of Thung Bang Rakham in Phitsanulok to allow farmers to grow rice ahead of the rainy season.

According to Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Gen Chatchai Sarikulya, there is a need to discharge water to the low-lying area of Thung Bang Rakham to allow farmers in both Phitsanulok and Sukhothai provinces to start rice farming before other provinces as this particular area will later be used as a water retention area during the rainy season.

03 Apr 2017 description

UTHAITHANI, 27 March 2017 (NNT) – In spite of tropical storms spurring rains in many areas, the drought situation has remained a concern with the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives now utilizing a pipe system directly between the Thap Salao Reservoir and nearby farms.

28 Mar 2017 description

CHIANG MAI, 28 March 2017 (NNT) – The Bureau of Royal Rainmaking (BRR) has established an operation center in the north to combat both the persisting drought and haze.

27 Mar 2017 description

THAILAND, 26th March 2017 (NNT) – Major dams in two provinces hold sufficient water for consumption in their regions throughout the drought season, according to Thai officials.

24 Mar 2017 description

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, 23 March 2017 (NNT) - Government agencies have offered assistance to farmers in several provinces affected by the drought crisis.

In Nakhon Ratchasima, the Office of Northeastern Royal Rainmaking Operation Center revealed that crops grown on more than 100 rais of farmland in Kham Talayso district have begun to wilt and die after weeks without water. Another round of cloud seeding operation is set to take place in the near future to save the remaining plants in the area.

18 Mar 2017 description

THAILAND, 18th March 2017 (NNT) – Many provinces are stepping up measures in preparation for the annual drought crisis.

Nong Khai Governor Suchart Noppawan, has undertaken drought-prevention projects in the province including pipeline enlargement, the installation of large-scale water pumping machines, and the construction of water distribution facilities. The governor said the residents and up to 2,000 rai or 790 acres of farmland will benefit from these projects.

13 Mar 2017 description

BANGKOK, 13 March 2017 (NNT) – The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Interior has reiterated to all local officials across the nation that they must adhere to water management guidelines during the drought season while also urging farmers to cooperate with the government and desist from planting crops during this period.

12 Mar 2017 description

BANGKOK, 12th March 2017 (NNT) - The northeastern province of Si Saket has been preparing measures to deal with the approaching drought.

Director of the Si Saket Royal Irrigation Project, Chamras Suangchan said on Saturday that water stored at the Rasi Salai Dam and the Hua Na Dam as well as at 16 other reservoirs in the province is currently at 70% of their combined capacity, which is 14% better than at the the same time last year.

04 Mar 2017 description

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 4th March 2017 (NNT) – A group of businessmen from Malaysia has donated a sum of money to the victims of the devastating floods that swept through southern Thailand in January.

Nakhon Si Thammarat Governor Sakon Chantharak this week greeted a group of businesspersons from Malaysia’s Kelantan state, who presented him with 300,000 baht to be spent on renovating and fixing houses that were damaged by the floods.

01 Mar 2017 description

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 01 March 2017 (NNT) - Officials in Nakhon Si Thammarat province are working to fix garbage disposal problems after a month-long flood.

The cleanup operation followed an instruction from Director-General of the Pollution Control Department (PCD) Jatuporn Buruspat. Local officials are sanitizing the flooded areas and sending collected garbage directly to a waste-to-energy plant, instead of to a regular treatment system.

15 Feb 2017 description

February 14, 2017, at 1425hrs, at the Government Press Center, Naree Smosorn Building, Government House, following the cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, Col Thaksada Sangkhachan, Assistant Government Spokesperson, revealed the 2/2017 Announcement of the Command Center for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation on downgrading disaster management response for flood disaster in the South and in Prachuab Kiri Khan province.