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18 Oct 2017 description

BANGKOK, 17th October 2017 (NNT) – The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) has warned of heavy rain today in Bangkok with the Chao Phraya River overflowing in several areas.

A community of Nonthaburi province along the Chao Phraya River has reported various impacts from its rising waters with members of the Tha It Mosque community erecting a sand bag barrier to fend off flood waters.

17 Oct 2017 description
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State, industry predict only short-term fallout

WRITER: APORNRATH PHOONPHONGPHIPHAT

The recent floods across several provinces have inundated business districts and farm areas and will have a short-term impact on the agricultural and food processing sectors, say government and industry officials.

17 Oct 2017 description
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Writer: Om Jotika Sthira

Locals flood-proof homes, fear disease as officials fail them in Nonthaburi and Bangkok

Residents of flood-prone areas in Bangkok were forced to resort to makeshift measures to secure their homes and possessions last weekend after the city was slammed by violent rainstorms that left cars submerged while mothers pulled infants along streets in inflatable dinghies and zebras waded knee-deep at Safari World.

17 Oct 2017 description
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Monsoon trough heads to city, PM orders alert

A fresh round of torrential downpours is expected in the lower Central region including Bangkok over the next few days because of a monsoon trough, according to the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD).

For the capital in particular, the TMD forecasts that maximum rainfall over the period could be as high as 60 millimetres, which is the maximum level the capital's water drainage system can accommodate, Thongplew Kongjun, Royal Irrigation Department (RID) deputy director-general, said Monday.

16 Oct 2017 description

BANGKOK, 13th October 2017 (NNT) – The Ministry of the Interior has ordered 14 provinces of the south and Prachuapkirikan to prepare for flooding and related disasters expected to take place between now and December and has issued a notice to boat owners that waves created by their journeys through the waterways are causing problems for flood hit homes.

16 Oct 2017 description

CHIANG MAI, 13 October 2017 (NNT) – Areas of the north and central region have continued to face flood conditions with runoff hitting 2 districts of Chiang Mai province, damaging a school and severing roadways.

Up to 15 buildings of Panya Den International School in Chiang Mai province have been inundated by flood waters with damages to equipment and supplies estimated at no less than 40 million baht in value.

Chiang Mai Governor Pawin Chamniprasas is leading relief efforts and ordered urgent aid for all impacted with the situation likely to resolve soon.

16 Oct 2017 description
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Five people have been killed following the runoff and river overflows in nine Central provinces that affected 140,000 people over the past three days, authorities said yesterday.

Heavy rain from Oct 10-13, a result of a depression and discharge from the Chao Phraya Dam, triggered runoff and overflows in Lop Buri, Kamphaeng Phet, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Nakhon Sawan, Chai Nat, Tak and Phichit.

Chayaphol Thitisak, director-general of the Department of Disaster Prevention & Mitigation (DDPM), said 51,669 households in 32 districts were affected.

16 Oct 2017 description
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BMA sets up special centres for afflicted

People in several Central Plains provinces have begun bearing the brunt of the Chao Phraya River overflow.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) plans to set up operation centres in flood-prone areas so that help can be provided to victims without delay.

Deputy Bangkok governor Jakkapan Phiewngam said officials will be on standby around the clock at the centres.

13 Oct 2017 description
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WRITER: CHUDATE SEEHAWONG

CHAI NAT: Villagers from three tambons in Sapphaya district have requested the Royal Irrigation Department (RID) not to increase the volume of released water at night, saying they cannot cope with the resulting flooding.

The Chao Phraya Dam has been forced to increase the rate of water discharge to 2,600 cubic metres per second in response to the rise in the Chao Phraya River's water level on Friday.

13 Oct 2017 description
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By Pravit Rojanaphruk, Senior Staff Writer

BANGKOK - Sandbags were placed Thursday along the northern side of both banks of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, in an effort to prevent possible floods.

Bangkok Governor Police Gen. Asawin Kwanmuang boarded a boat on Thursday to survey areas along the river in the capital and warned that 430 Bangkok homes in 18 communities outside the dyke may soon be affected by the rising water level flowing down the river from upper provinces.

13 Oct 2017 description
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The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) and the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) have brushed aside growing concerns of possible flooding in Bangkok similar to the disaster of 2011.

Concerns about possible massive floods in the capital have been mounting following an increase in the water released from the Chao Phraya barrage in Chai Nat to a near "critical level" due to massive runoff from the northern region. In addition, speculation that three more storms are heading to Thailand has added to fears of flooding in Bangkok and nearby provinces.

12 Oct 2017 description
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Background on Pala U Noi Village

This village has approximately 40 households with 200 residents.  Jungle Aid has been visiting and supporting this village for 6 years.  We have held regular emergency medical clinics, health promotion classes, supported hospital visits, provided basics such as rice and medicines, clothes, shoes, hygiene and stationery, installed water tanks and support access to school for all children under 16 years old.

Over the years’ Jungle Aid has achieved a huge amount:

11 Oct 2017 description
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Dams near capacity with deluge to come

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed concern over possible flooding in the Central Plains, including Bangkok, as meteorologists predict further storms late this week.

Heavy downpours and water run-off from the North have caused the Chao Phraya barrage dam to release a massive amount of water into the capital, heightening the flood risk.

10 Oct 2017 description

BANGKOK, 10th October 2017 (NNT) – The Thai Government's spokesman, Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd says that the government has been effective in its management of water in the recent period of harsh weather, with floods not impacting any economic zones and monkey cheek retention areas used to handle excess inundation.

10 Oct 2017 description

MAHASARAKHAM, 10th October 2017, (NNT) - Officials of Mahasarakham and Uthai Thani provinces have issued warnings to their respective residents residing along the Chi and Chao Phraya Rivers of possible flooding.

According to the Governor of Mahasarakham, more water is reportedly flowing into Ubol Ratana Dam in Khon Kaen, prompting officials to discharge water at a rate of 34 million cubic meters per day. Surface runoff is very likely, said the governor, while warning residents and farmers along the Chi River to brace themselves for a deluge.

10 Oct 2017 description
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Authorities are diverting part of the Chao Phraya River into irrigation channels and low-lying fields in a bid to halt rising water levels, with more torrential rain expected this week.

Somkiat Prajamwong, director-general of the Royal Irrigation Department (RID), said a monsoon was expected over the next couple of days in the Central Plains and the East, while a low-pressure system would pass through the Northeast and upper Central Plains. Accordingly, more rain, including heavy downpours, is forecast during this period.

09 Oct 2017 description

THAILAND, 8th October 2017 (NNT) – Continuous rainfall has triggered heavy flooding in two communities of Uthai Thani Province.

Torrential rain in the last couple of days has caused water in Khlong Pho Reservoir to overflow, causing floods in Phai Khiao and Bo Yang sub-districts of Uthai Thani province. The water level in these communities was reportedly as high as 80 centimeters, damaging roads and compromising several plantation operations. Local authorities are providing assistance and necessities to those in need.