BANGKOK, 20TH August 2017 (NNT) - While the flood situation in some provinces has eased, a number of areas remain submerged.
Governor of Chiang Rai Province, Mr. Narongsak Osottanakorn, has led a group of officials and military officers from various units in a rehabilitation project for the Sai Lom Joy Market in Mae Sai District after water had receded considerably.
It is expected that the situation will completely return to normal unless more rain comes in the next few days.
BANGKOK,18 August 2017 (NNT) - The Director General of the Department of Mental Health has advised people in flood-prone areas to brace for floods in a reserved and calm mental state.
During 29 July to 17 August 2017, the Mental Health Department has assessed mental health of over 5,000 people in Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Kalasin and Roi Et. There were 231 people who have been diagnosed as under severe stress and need to be closely monitored.
SATUN, 14 August 2017 (NNT) – The Satun Provincial Office of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation is rushing assistance to the southern resort island of Koh Lipe as many residents have been impacted by floods.
UBON RATCHATHANI, 11th August 2017 (NNT) – Various agencies have continued to collect and hand out aid for flood victims in the northeast.
Ubon Ratchathani Governor Somsak Jungtrakul received a donation of drinking water from private companies to be passed on to those in need in both the province’s Muang district and Warinchamrap district.
Muang Khon Kaen District Chief Chatchai Uncharoen led his agents in distributing 100 survival bags to flood sufferers in tree sub-districts.
BANGKOK, 12th August 2017 (NNT) – The King Prajadhipok's Institute has made a donation of 50,000 baht to help flood victims in the northeastern region of Thailand.
On behalf of the flood victims, National Legislative Assembly (NLA) President Pornpetch Wichitcholchai accepted 50,000 baht from the King Prajadhipok's Institute and offered his appreciation to the institute for its kind act.
SATUN, 12th August 2017 (NNT) - Days of heavy rain in Satun have triggered a flood that is striking the southern province’s resort island Koh Lipe.
Police officers of Koh Lipe Police Station have rushed to flood-torn areas to help the villagers move their belongings to higher ground. The deluge has reportedly swamped the roads leading to a luxury resort and two villages.
BANGKOK, 10 August 2017 (NNT) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has begun paying out aid funds in accordance with a Cabinet decision, urging all to donate to flood relief efforts.
At Roi Et province, Commander of the 27th Military Circle Maj Gen Natchanok Sirithipatanon led the passing out of survival bags and other relief goods to flood victims suffering under waters from the Chi River. Many have complained of foot infections caused by the stagnant water and a shortage of drinking water.
NONTHABURI, 9 August 2017 (NNT) – The Ministry of Commerce has launched a caravan of trucks to hand out relief items to flood victims in five provinces.
Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn presided over the dispatching ceremony for the relief caravan arranged by the Department of Internal Trade to be delivered to flood victims in Sakon Nakhon, Roi-et, Maha Sarakham, Kalasin, and Nakhon Panom.
The aid campaign will be extended to other flooded provinces in near future, he said.
BANGKOK, 8 August 2017 (NNT) – The Cabinet has approved the payment of compensation worth 3,000 baht to each flood-affected farmer in 36 provinces.
In the wake of severe flooding in the country, Advisor to the Prime Minister’s Office Minister Nattaporn Jatusripitak made known that the Cabinet has given a green light to the disbursement of 1.68 billion baht from the 2017 central budget for the rehabilitation of agriculturists recently affected by Tropical Storms Talas and Sonca.
August 7, 2017, at 1400hrs, at the Government House, Minister attached to Prime Minister’s Office Ormsin Chivapruck represented the Government in receiving donation for flood relief in the North and Northeast from 2 parties: 1) representatives of the 15 th -class students of King Prajadhipok's Institute, 123,456.78 Baht; and 2) Phradhammabodhivongsa, Abbot of Wat Thai Bodhgaya and Head of Dhammaduta Bhikkhus Thai Missionary in India-Nepal, 223,470 Baht.
BANGKOK, 6th August 2017 (NNT) – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is determined to enhance the capacity of pumping stations in flood-risk areas.
Deputy Bangkok Governor Chakkapan Phewngam, accompanied by his BMA officials, visited Suwinthawong Road where 20 water pumping machines have recently been installed. The new machines drain water from the surface of the road into Saen Saep and Sam Wa canals. In case of heavy precipitation, the machines are able to drain the water away within two hours.
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 6th August 2017 (NNT) – Heavy rains continue in southern provinces as local authorities are preparing to install more pumping machines to prevent possible flooding.
The Pak Phanang Irrigation Office said Nakhon Si Thammarat province has been preparing itself for this year's monsoon season since last November and is now well equipped with personnel and machinery to deal with torrential rains.
BANGKOK, 6th August 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has made a donation to help flood victims in the upper part of Thailand.
NLA President Pornpetch Wichitcholchai on Friday assigned an NLA member, ACM Thongchai Chalamkhet, who is the chairman of the subcommittee tasked with arranging assistance for flood victims, and executives of the Secretariat of the Senate, to present a cash donation of one million baht to those affected by ongoing floods in the North and the Northeast.
SAKON NAKHON, 4 August 2017 (NNT) - Several provinces in the Northeast of Thailand continue to struggle with flooding, especially those in the Mekong River Basin.
In Sakon Nakhon province, the Governor of the Provincial Electricity Authority inspected power distribution in severely flooded areas, before helping to distribute 1,000 relief bags to disaster victims.
NAKHON NAYOK, 5 August 2017 (NNT) – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha visited Nakhon Nayok to follow up on the flood situation and instructed the provincial governor to closely monitor it.
He discussed with the provincial governor who has informed him that the province now has adopted a response plan for the floodwater, if rainfalls poured down in volumes exceeding the province's drainage and water management capacity.
BANGKOK, 3 August 2017 (NNT) - The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has issued warnings to 30 provinces in the northern, northeastern, eastern, and southwestern regions to brace for flash floods and mudslides in the next few days.
YASOTHON, 3 August 2017 (NNT) – Flood conditions in the northeast have begun to resolve but cautions are still in place for areas such as Yasothon.
Waters are on the rise in a village of Baan Muang On in Muang district of Yasothon, which was inundated on July 31. Levels have been rising by as much as 40 centimeters daily in waterways and residents have been told to be wary of more flash flooding.
PICHIT, 2 August 2017 (NNT) – Flooding in northern provinces such as Phichit have begun to subside with government officials now assessing damage alongside providing relief.
Flooding caused by forest runoff last week in Phichit province has begun to resolve with water flowing into the Nan and Yom Rivers.
Provincial Governor Weerasak Wijitsaengsri has inspected damages, finding one road severely damaged by flood waters and ordering civil engineers to begin repairs.
BANGKOK, 1 August 2017 (NNT) – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has revealed that system upgrades to the Bangkok Flood Control Center will enable real-time updates of data related to flooding.
Deputy Governor of Bangkok Chakkapan Piewngam said the BMA's 195-million-baht renovation of the Bangkok Flood Control Center will improve data reporting once completed.
SUKHOTHAI, 01 August 2017, (NNT) - The situation in the flood hit province of Sukhothai is reportedly returning to normal, after the overflowing Yom River crippled local businesses.
Previously the province’s fresh market was submerged in over 50 centimeters of water which affected more than 50 vendors in the province's commercial district. Businesses are now running as usual after municipal officers cleaned up the venue.