Thailand: Cold Wave - Dec 2008
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- Govt. Thailand: Thailand: Blankets distributed to Ratchaburi residents. 21 Dec 2008
- Govt. Thailand: Thailand: Mitigation Dept - 52 provinces affected by cold weather hazard. 6 Feb 2009
- Govt. Thailand: Thailand: Severe cold condition reported in 35 provinces. 23 Dec 2008
- Govt. Thailand: Thailand: Buri Ram in need of 100,000 blankets as cold sets in. 12 Dec 2008
- Govt. Thailand: Thailand: Blankets distributed to cold victims in Kalasin. 14 Jan 2009
Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) reported today (February 6) that currently, 52 provinces, 602 districts, 4,487 sub-districts and 53,162 villages nationwide have been affected by cold weather hazard.
Of the 52 provinces, 17 provinces were in the north, 19 provinces in the northeast, five provinces in the east and 11 provinces in central plains area. The department's officials have distributed 2.64 million blankets to the victims.
Northeastern Roi Et province has established a centre to help relieving potential drought problem.
Northeastern Roi Et province governor Mr. Pongsiri Kusump disclosed today (February 2) that the province's current weather has been cold and dried along with a little amount of rain which may result in drought problem.
To prepare for potential drought problem in the province, Rio Et officials have set up a centre to solve drought hazard in 2009. People affected by the drought could call 0-4351-3097.
The Senate Speaker today (January 30th) presided over the launching of a caravan that will hand out donations to 16 provinces in the North and Northeast that have been hit by severe cold spells.
Senate Speaker Prasopsuk Boondej presided over a ceremony this morning, which released a caravan of pickup trucks to distribute essential aids to victims of cold weather in the North and the Northeast including, Sakon Nakhon, Mukdaharn, Sukhothai, Tak, and Phayao. The donation is a project undertaken by the senate in conjunction with 21 private and public organizations.
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn provides blankets to cold-affected victims in Tak province.
Northern Tak province urgently provided help for local residents in six districts impacted by both cold and drought hazard simultaneously.
Tak governor Mr. Komsan Ekchai disclosed today (January 21) that six districts in the province has contracted both cold and drought hazard. Primarily, provincial officials have set up a centre to help troubled residents by distributing blankets and consumer goods and water.
He also said he had ordered local officials to inspect water source and map out a plan to handle drought hazard in the province expected to be in crisis in March or April.
Sukhothai provincial officials have distributed warm blankets to cold weather victims in the concerned areas.
Today (January 21), Mr. Choeisak Thalathee, Ban Kluai mayor, presided over the event to distribute blankets in Ban Kluay municipal district, Sukhothai province. Ban Kluay's local residents have currently been affected by extreme cold weather conditions as the temperature has dropped down to 10 degree Celsius.
Private sector distributed sweaters to cold-affected local residents at border areas in northern Mae Hong Son province.
Deputy governor of Mae Hong Son Mr. Thaweesak Wattanathamrak, along with a group of the province's public hazard relieving officials and private sector in Bangkok, on Monday (January 19) gave out sweaters and consumer goods to 200 households of Karen hill tribe people at border areas in Mae Hong Son province.
The residents in the area have been troubled by extremely cold weather with temperature below 10 degree celcius.
The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has announced 49 provinces as disastrous areas affected by cold weather hazard.
Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) reported today (January 19) that currently 50 provinces, 548 districts, 3,839 sub-districts, and 44,956 villages nationwide have been affected by the prevailing cold weather danger.
Of the 50 provinces troubled by the cold weather hazard, 17 provinces were located in north, 19 provinces in northeast, four provinces in east and 10 provinces in central plain.
The Provincial Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office in Surin assures residents of the province that the government is prepared to provided needed care to impoverished people during the ongoing cold spell with 20,000 baht of aid money to anyone who perishes due to the weather.
Head of the Surin Provincial Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office Umnuay Chantharat informed that he has received an urgent order from the Ministry of Interior to expedite aid to citizens stricken by the ongoing cold weather with an emphasis on people living under the poverty line.
Sukhothai Province has also been reported to have been affected by extreme cold weather conditions, thus prompting the local authority to immediately provide warm clothing as well as other assistances to the affected residents.
Today (January 17), Mr. Yothin Samutkeeree, Sukhothai governor, together with other state officials and Sukhothai's Red Cross traveled to Maesin sub-district, Srisatchanarai district which has currently been affected by extreme cold climate, in order to provide assistance and warm clothing to the sufferers.
The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation reveals that thus far 47 provinces in Thailand have already been affected by extreme cold weather conditions, as 46 of them have been declared as emergency disastrous zone.
The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) reported today (January 16) that extreme cold weather conditions have affected 47 provinces, 531 districts, 3,669 sub-districts, and 43,351 villages.
Phitsanulok province provides urgent assistance for residents affected by cold weather.
Phitsanulok Governor Somboon Sripattanawat reported today (January 14) that the province had declared cold-spell disaster zone in nine districts and blankets had been distributed to four districts with the lowest temperature of 8-10 degrees Celsius. The four districts are Noen Maprang, Chat Trakan and Nakhon Thai.
The governor added that Local Administrative Organizations in the province had also given financial assistance to districts affected by cold weather.
The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation provides recent update on the extreme cold weather conditions nationwide, while stating that as of now a total of 45 provinces have already been affected.
The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) reported today (January 15) that thus far 45 provinces nationwide, consisting of 16 in the North, 19 in the Northeast, 3 in the East and 7 in the central region.
The Provincial Administrative Organization (PAO) of Kalasin province distributes 1,600 blankets to people residing in areas declared as cold spell disaster zone.
Chief Executive of Kalasin PAO Chamoy Woramit accompanied by his entourage to hand out 1,600 blankets to the affected residents. Free medical check-up services have also been provided for them by the province's medical mobile units in Kham Kuang district.
The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has announced the state of emergency disaster regarding cold weather hazards in 41 provinces nationwide with assistance to victims of the cold weather hazard.
The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation reported today (January 13) the conditions of cold weather hazard that affected 42 provinces, 474 districts, 3,095 sub-districts and 37,611 villages which divided into four parts, including 15 provinces in the northern region, 19 provinces in the northeastern region, two provinces in the eastern region and six provinces in the …
Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation reveals that 3 southern provinces still have suffered from flood, while 42 other provinces have been declared as extreme cold weather areas.
Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) disclosed today (January 7) that continual rainfalls in the southern region have caused flash floods in Phatthalung, Yala, and Narathiwat provinces, affecting 28 districts, 126 sub-districts, 596 villages, 18,581 families, and 69,226 residents in total.
Meanwhile, the extreme cold weather conditions have already affected 15 northern …
The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) indicates that so far 32 provinces throughout the nation are suffering through plunging temperature while blankets have been expeditiously distributed to affected residents.
Following its latest monitoring on the cold weather situation nationwide, the DDPM revealed that a total of 35 provinces, 358 districts, and 24,985 villages have been troubled by severe cold weather with 15 provinces in the North, 16 provinces in the Northeast, 1 province in the East and 3 provinces in the central region.
Si Sa Ket province declared 22 districts disaster zone.
Thai Red Cross Society in central plain Ratchaburi province distributed 300 blankets to provincial residents troubled by cold weather in two districts today (December 21).
Chairwoman of Thai Red Cross Society in Ratchaburi, Mrs. Worapa Chailertvanichkul said Ratchaburi province's three districts have been affected by cold weather. They included Ban Kha, Suan Phueng and Chom Bueng districts.
In an effort to relieve the troubled residents, officials of Thai Red Cross Society in Ratchaburi had distributed blankets at Ban Kha district.
The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) reports that extreme cold weather conditions have already affected 32 provinces in Thailand.
The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) announced the current cold weather situation for December 18, stating that the overall of 32 provinces, 320 districts, 2,168 sub-districts, 24,666 households have been suffering from cold weather, which could be divided into 15 provinces in Northern region, 15 provinces in Northeast region, one province in Eastern region, and one province in Central region.