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21 Aug 2018 description
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WRITER: RARINTHORN PETCHAROEN

NAN: More than 5,000 people living in 11 villages in Chaloem Phra Kiat district who need to go into the city area must make a 100 kilometre detour after a major landslide blocked their normal 30km route.

It is the second major landslide in the area in less than a month. The first killed eight people.

21 Aug 2018 description
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Massive runoff from the North which is likely to hit Sukhothai tomorrow has forced officials into taking emergency steps to protect the province's city centre by keeping the water level of the Yom River low and using ponds to retain the deluge.

The measures were announced Monday by Royal Irrigation Department chief Thongplew Kongjun as Sukhothai governor Phiphat Ekkaphaphan ordered officials to monitor the situation around the clock and brace for possible flash floods this week.

20 Aug 2018 description

INDIA

As of 19 August, the worst flooding since 1924 in Kerala state has caused 361 deaths with 725,000 people displaced to relief camps. More than 233,179 people were evacuated and damage caused by the floods may total over US$2.84 billion. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) sent a total of 59 teams to rescue marooned people, the largest deployment by the NDRF in a single state. Helicopters have been dropping emergency food and water supplies across Kerala, while special trains carrying drinking water and rice have been sent to the state.

20 Aug 2018 description

Regional Summary of Week 33 and Outlook for Week 34

1) In Week 33, the AHA Centre observed drought reports in southern part of ASEAN region, effect of Tropical Storm (TS) Bebinca, and increased earthquake & volcano activities.

2) Drought events have been reported in several locations of Borneo and Java.

3) TS Bebinca brought torrential rain, and consequently floods and landslides in Viet Nam, Lao PDR, and Thailand. Thousands of people remain displaced due to flooding in effect of southwest monsoon in Philippines (NDRRMC, DSWD).

20 Aug 2018 description
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Flooding remains in four northern provinces, four northeastern provinces and a central province on Monday -- and water levels are rising in most of them, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said.

Chayapol Thitisak, director-general of the department, said that parts of the northern provinces of Chiang Rai, Lampang, Nan and Phayao are under water, affecting some 13,000 people. Floodwater was rising in all those provinces except Chiang Rai. Tropical storm Bebinca and the southwestern monsoon were responsible, he said.

20 Aug 2018 description
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NAN: The flooding situation in this northern province is still serious with three districts still inundated from heavy downpours a few days earlier, when tropical depression "Bebinca" weakened into a low pressure area over the upper North of Thailand.

In the Nan Municipality, six communities -- Suan Tan, Don Kaew, Don Si Soem, Tha Chang, Muang Len and Hua Wiang Tai Lang -- on both sides of the Nan River were 20-50 centimetres under water on Sunday morning as a result of the overflow.

20 Aug 2018 description
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All district chiefs in Kanchanaburi have received an urgent order to brace for floods and evacuate villagers if necessary amid growing worry after heavy rain submerged parts of Nan.

Letters marked "most urgent" have been sent to the district chiefs by provincial governor Chirakiat Phumsawat who is concerned Kanchanaburi, along with 10 other provinces, is likely to encounter the combined effects of a low-pressure system, which has been weakened by tropical storm Bebinca, and a stronger southwest monsoon in the Andaman Sea.

19 Aug 2018 description
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WRITER: RARINTHORN PETCHAROEN

NAN: The Nan River and its tributaries burst their banks, flooding more than 1,000 households in seven districts.

The water levels at the Nan River kept rising and was measured at 8.30 metres at Kadlaeng water station, and 10.10 metres at Ban Pakhwang water station in this northern province.

18 Aug 2018 description
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The Meteorological Department has warned residents of 18 provinces in the North, Northeast, East and South to brace for heavy rain and isolated heavy downpours through Sunday even though tropical storm Bebinca has weakened.

Bebinca was downgraded to a low-pressure cell as it moved across the upper North of Thailand at 7am Saturday and later moved into Myanmar, the department said.

17 Aug 2018 description
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NAN: Heavy rain and runoff generated by tropical storm Bebinca ravaged several districts in Nan province overnight, with one man electrocuted at his flooded home.

Downpours struck Pua, Santisuk and Mae Charim districts. The Nam Yao River rose to the critical level of 4.50 metres in Pua district, where it overflowed and flooded many houses in Ban Rong and Ban San villages.

17 Aug 2018 description
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Five major dams are being ordered to boost the discharge of excess water to prepare for Tropical Storm Bebinca, which is forecast to bring heavy rainfall to many parts of the country until Sunday.

The dams being closely monitored due to high water levels are Kaeng Krachan in Phetchaburi, Nam Un in Sakon Nakhon, Vajiralongkorn in Kanchanaburi, Rajjaprabha in Surat Thani and Khun Dan Prakarn Chon in Nakhon Nayok, said Somkiat Prajamwong, secretary-general of the Office of National Water Resources yesterday.

17 Aug 2018 description

Viet Nam

NCHMF reported that there may be a high risk of flash floods and landslides after the storm has made landfall. Rainfall is expected to be high in several locations: Son La, Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Nghe An. These are located in the Northern Viet Nam region which were also earlier affected by TS Son Tinh in July.

16 Aug 2018 description
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WRITER: PRATUAN KAJONVUTHINUN AND ONLINE REPORTERS

A storm warning is in force for 58 provinces through Saturday, with the possibility of flash floods, runoff and landslides, caused by tropical storm Bebinca, which is moving towards upper Vietnam and Laos.

Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation chief Chayaphol Thitisak said on Wednesday the department was closely monitoring weather conditions, accumulated rain volume, water sources and risk factors.

15 Aug 2018 description

NAKHON PANOM, 13th August 2018 (NNT) – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has reported only nine provinces are still contending with floods triggered by tropical storm Son Tinh with 20 now completely recovered from inundation that began on July 17.

15 Aug 2018 description

BANGKOK, 13th August 2018 (NNT) - Thailand's Industry Ministry and its supporting agencies have prepared rehabilitation measures for flood-affected manufacturing plants, including maintenance services and fee waivers.

15 Aug 2018 description

PETCHABURI, 13 august 2018 (NNT) – The water situation in Petchaburi province has remained within an acceptable range, with alerts reduced to a Yellow Flag and drainage through the D9 canal proceeding smoothly.

Petchaburi Dam is releasing water at a rate of 101.05 cubic meters per second, a reduced rate compared to previous weeks, that has allowed waters in Ta Yang, Baan Lad and Muang districts to remain at a normal levels.

15 Aug 2018 description

BANGKOK, 14th August 2018 (NNT) – Authorities are keeping a close watch on the water situation due to expectations that Tropical Storm Bebinca, which has formed in the South China Sea, will move into upper Vietnam on August 15-16 and bring rain to the northeast and north of Thailand.

15 Aug 2018 description

RANONG, 14th August 2018 (NNT) - Flash floods have been reported in several areas of Ranong province, prompting local authorities to be on standby to provide assistance to those in need.

A mudslide near the Pun Ya Ban waterfall has temporarily closed Phet Kasem Road. Local authorities are removing debris and large rocks that are blocking the road. More rain could potentially worsen the situation.

13 Aug 2018 description

Regional Summary of Week 32 and Outlook for Week 33