NONTHABURI, 23 January 2017 (NNT) – More than 180 medical teams have been providing medical services to flooded communities in the southern region everyday, with some 81,000 patients treated so far.
BANGKOK, 23 January 2017 (NNT) - The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation is preparing to survey the southern region while the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has instructed the Royal Irrigation Department to install additional water pumps to improve the drainage system as more rainfall can ben expected this week.
PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, 18 January 2017 (NNT) - Provincial authorities in the South of Thailand have prepared measures to handle another round of flooding as more downpours are expected later this week.
In Prachuap Khiri Khan, people living near Khlong Bang Saphan have been told to notify village heads and evacuate if the river begins to overflow the embankments. Provincial Governor Thawee Narissirikul told every unit to be on high alert for any emergencies.
BANGKOK, 18 January 2017 (NNT) – The National Disaster Warning Center has cautioned three provinces in the South, namely Chumphon, Ranong and Nakhon Si Thammarat, of potential flashfloods and mudslides between now and this Friday.
According to a statement issued by the National Disaster Warning Center, there are possibilities of flashfloods, forest runoffs and mudslides in Phato and Thung Tako districts of Chumphon, Kra Buri and La-un districts of Ranong, and Phrom Khiri, Nopphitam and Lan Saka districts of Nakhon Si Thammarat from January 18-20.
BANGKOK, 17 January 2017 (NNT) - Bangkok Governor Pol Gen Asawin Kwanmuang has instructed relevant units in the capital to be ready for possible flooding.
The governor and officials from the Department of Drainage and Sewerage inspected the drainage system on Ratchadaphisek Road in preparation for the next round of downpours.
SURAT THANI, 17 January 2017 (NNT) – The National Command Center for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation is prepared to handle heavy rains in the South during 17-22 January 2017.
Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior (MOI) Prayoon Rattanasenee, acting as director of the National Command Center for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (Forward Command) in Surat Thani, said the flood situation has improved in six out of twelve southern provinces.
BANGKOK, 17 January 2017 (NNT) - The government will allocate budget to restore the flood-affected areas in the southern region. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to propose guidelines on sustainable solutions to flooding.
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 17 January 2017 (NNT) - Authorities in the South of Thailand are preparing for another round of flooding as it continues to rain in the region.
In Nakhon Si Thammarat province, the Royal Irrigation Department and the Royal Thai Navy are trying to drain water from the Pak Phanang river basin, to make room for the incoming rainfall. Machinery and boats are being used to push water from the river basin, which currently contains 260 million cubic meters, into the Gulf of Thailand.
PRACHUAPKIRIKAN, 16 January 2017 (NNT) – Soldiers have devoted their resources to repairing homes affected by flooding in Prachuapkirikan province.
Engineers from the 16th Military Circle have descended on a home in Prachuapkirikan province to repair damages caused by flooding over the past month. The soldiers have also passed out necessity items and medicine to flood victims while saying they believe they can complete their repair work in 3 days.
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.
SURAT THANI, 15 January 2017 (NNT) – The National Command Center for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation plans evaluation of flooding situation to improve prevention measures in the southern region, says official.
Inspector-General of the Ministry of Interior Saipirun Noisiri has revealed that the National Command Center for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation in Surat Thani province will be evaluating areas that have been flooded repeatedly and possible risks in the southern region to improve the overall monitoring and prevention system.
BANGKOK, 14th January 2017 (NNT) – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has reasserted the government’s commitment to helping those in need, especially southern residents afflicted by the flood crisis.
According to the Prime Minister, HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun and other members of the Royal Family have expressed their concerns about the well being of people hit by floods in the south. His Majesty has sent aid packages and other necessities to the flood victims.
BANGKOK, 14th January 2017 (NNT) – The devastating floods in the southern region have damaged nearly 1 million rai of crop plantations.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, close to 1 million rai of farmland has been destroyed by the continual rainfall and prolonged flooding. Of that figure, more than 990,000 rai were crop plantations, 39,000 rai were livestock farms, and 19,000 rai are grass plots.
BANGKOK, 13 January 2017 (NNT) - The government will introduce a flood rehabilitation program, which was used in 2011, to help flood victims get back on their feet.
Minister Attached to the Prime Minister’s Office Ormsin Chivapruck, who also serves as Secretary-General of Command Center for Monitoring Situation, revealed that the government will use the same approach to assisting flood victims this year as the previous administration did in 2011.
SURAT THANI, 13 January 2017 (NNT) - Southern provinces near the Gulf of Thailand are still experiencing flooding as surface runoffs continue to plague the low-lying areas.
In Surat Thani, Ta Pi River has flooded embankments and nearby communities in Phunphin district. Residents were forced to move their belongings and evacuate to a safer ground.
The 4th Region Army Commander Lt Gen Piyawat Nakwanich visited Pak Phanang district to show his support to a group of fishermen who used their boats to push the water out of the inundated areas.
BANGKOK, 13 January 2017 (NNT) - The government has allocated additional funds to 4,400 water management programs in 18 southern provinces for long-term flood prevention.
Deputy Director General of the Royal Irrigation Department Thongplew Kongjun revealed that the government has allocated 5 billion baht to each provincial cluster for local agencies to enact appropriate water management policies in their respective areas. The programs will be carried out within the year 2017.
PRACHUAB KHIRI KHAN, 13 January 2017 (NNT) - Bang Saphan Hospital staff and soldiers have begun moving medical equipment back into the hospital after the flood water has been drained.
In Prachuab Khiri Khan, Bang Saphan Hospital staff and the soldiers started cleaning the medical equipment as the hospital is expected to resume its operation on Friday. The electrical system at the Out Patient Building has now been fully restored.
YALA, 10 January 2017 (NNT) - Inundation in Yala Province has begun to recede, while Raman District is still under water. Officials continue to provide assistance to flood affected victims.
Officials from Yala's Rubber Authority visited Tha Thong Subdistrict Raman District to distribute 1,000 aid packs to the locals affected by the flooding between December 28 and January 4.
SURAT THANI, 10 January 2017 (NNT) - The South of Thailand has continued to suffer flash floods and widespread inundation, as rainfall persists in the region.
The Command Centre for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation revealed that a total of 12 provinces in the South of Thailand are currently dealing with the flood crisis. They include Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Patthalung, Songkhla, Trang, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Krabi, Ranong and Prachuap Khiri Khan.
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 11 January 2017 (NNT) - The Second Naval Area Command of the Royal Thai Navy has reached out to flood victims in Nakhon Si Thammarat under a rescue operation dubbed ‘From the Sea.’
An airbus helicopter flew from the Royal Thai Navy Ship Ang Thong to deliver a medical team and safety equipment to the residents of Cha-uat district after a report that ill people were unable to receive medical attention as their homes were submerged in deep flood waters.