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03 Nov 2010 description

BANGKOK, 3 November 2010 (NNT)-The Ministries of Science and Technology and Interior are forging a plan aimed at solving drought and flood problems through advanced technology.

The two ministries have already inked an agreement to develop a strategy for Thailand in handling flood and drought problems which have plagued the country for decades.

06 Oct 2009 description

BANGKOK, 6 October 2009 (NNT) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has prepared 4 million sandbags for use as flood barriers in dealing with upcoming seasonal floods.

Mr. Pornthep Techapaiboon, a BMA Deputy Governor, said preparations are well underway for 15 critically prone areas including Lat Phrao, Radchadaphisek, Sri Ayudthya and Sukhumvit roads.

Mr.

05 Oct 2009 description

BANGKOK, 5 October 2009 (NNT) - The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security has prepared a 10 million baht emergency budget to aid flood affected people and has instructed the Community Organizations Development Institute (CODI) to inject 10 million baht more from emergency budget aimed at restoring wrecked households in 2010.

Social Development and Human Security Minister,Issara Somchai, stated after making an official visit to monitor the flooded areas that there were numerous of stricken people and wrecked households waiting for assistance.

The Ministry of Social …

21 Sep 2009 description

LAMPANG, 21 September 2009 (NNT) - Lampang Governor Somboon Sripattanawat announced 2 districts in Lampang province as disaster zones due to flashflood.

Mr Somboon declared that 5 tambons in 2 districts of Lampang province, including Tambons Ban Kha, Ban Ueam, Ton Thong Chai and Ban Pao in Mueang district and Tambon Thungkwao in Mueang Pan district as emergency areas after being hit by flashflood and inundation on 17 September.

18 Sep 2009 description

LAMPANG, 18 September 2009 (NNT) - Lampang provincial administration is expediting the restoration of 7 villages after a heavy flooding.

Officials from Mueang Pan district in Lampang province and Thung Kwao Tambon Administrative Organization as well as a team of foresters are hastily performing reparation works on about 100 houses in 7 villages of Tambon Thung Kwao.

07 Sep 2009 description

BANGKOK, 7 September 2009 (NNT) - The Government will spend a budget of 64 million baht in the fiscal year 2009 to help disaster victims in Maha Sarakham, Phitsanulok, and Phuket.

The Cabinet had approved assistance for those victims in three provinces as proposed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.

05 Sep 2009 description

BANGKOK, 5 September 2009 (NNT) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has declared that it will utilize 2.5 billion baht in the construction of a new tunnel in hopes of remedying the Ladprao-Ratchadapisek area flooding problem.

Bangkok Governor Mom Rachawong Sukhumbhand Paribatra this morning inspected the drainage and tunnel system of the Phra Kanong area as part of an evaluation of the city's flood response capabilities.

04 Sep 2009 description

BANGKOK, 4 September 2009 (NNT) - The Meteorological Department has warned provinces in the northeast and eastern regions to be wary of heavy rain and possible flash floods during this period.

The Meteorological Department has issued an official warning to the northeast and eastern region of Thailand, stating that low pressure fronts will be causing heavy rain likely to join with monsoon conditions heading north from the southern region.

29 Aug 2009 description

TRAT, 29 August 2009 (NNT) - Trat province warns people of heavy rainfall and flash floods during the next couple of days.

Trat Deputy Governor Chalor Baicharoen said it had been reported by the Meteorological Department, that a low-pressure system in the upper part of the Gulf of Thailand and a southwestern monsoon would result in abundant rain and heavy rainfall in most parts of the country, including Trat.

29 Aug 2009 description

BANGKOK, 29 August 2009 (NNT) - A low-pressure system covering the upper part of the Gulf of Thailand in combination with a southwestern monsoon will result in heavy rain the Central, Eastern, and Southern regions during the next 1 to 2 days, according to the Thai Meteorological Department.

People who live in disaster-prone areas such as foothills and lowlands should beware of flash floods for the next couple of days.

10 Aug 2009 description

CHIANG MAI, 10 August 2009 (NNT) - Residents in 2 Tambon of Chiang Mai province have been driven from their residences as water remains a meter deep from flash floods last night.

Chiang Mai Governor Sumeth Saengnimnuan this morning inspected flooding in Tambon Mae Bao and Tambon Phaya Mengrai by boat to find that both areas were still in emergency conditions. Water levels resulting from flash floods last night remain a meter deep and have forced residents in the 2 areas to have to place their belongings along dry roads and sleep in tents.

09 Aug 2009 description

BANGKOK, 9 August 2009 (NNT) - The Thai Meteorological Department has issued its daily weather forecast, warning nine provinces of flashfloods.

According to the announcement, a strong southwestern monsoon still prevails over the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand while a severe low-pressure system is passing through the North and the upper part of the Northeast leading to the depression monsoon GONI in the Gulf of Tonkin, which would contribute to heavy rainfall in the Northeast, the North and the South of Thailand.

People in risk-prone areas along foothills, near waterways and in …

15 Jul 2009 description

BANGKOK, 15 July 2009 (NNT) - The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) issued a report on flash floods and inundations in 6 provinces.

DDPM Director General Anucha Mokkhavesa stated that the continuous heavy rains in southwestern, northeastern, and upper northern regions during 11 to 13 July 2009 had caused catastrophic flash floods in the provinces of Phang Nga, Ranong, Satun, Trang, Nan, and Surat Thani.

14 Jul 2009 description

BANGKOK, 14 July 2009 (NNT) - The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) issued a report on flashfloods and inundations in 5 provinces.

DDPM Director General Anucha Mokkhavesa stated that the continuous heavy rain during 11 to 13 July 2009 had caused catastrophic flashfloods in the provinces of Phang Nga, Ranong, Satun, Trang, and Nan.

13 Jul 2009 description

NAN, 13 July 2009 (NNT) - A flashflood in Pua district of Nan province has affected many local residents while related officials are immediately providing support to the victims.

The continuous heavy rain since last night had caused a catastrophic flashflood in large areas of Pua district in Nan province, affecting more than 30 households. The flashflood seriously hit Ban Huai Sua Moo 8 village since the village is located near a creek while the water level was over 1.3 meters.

08 Jul 2009 description

BANGKOK, 8 July 2009 (NNT) - The Thai Meteorological Department issued a warning to 9 provinces of the northern and northeastern regions against flashfloods resulting from accumulated rains on high grounds.

At 4 am today, the southwestern monsoon passing through the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand was reportedly weakening, causing a decrease of the rainfall.

However, the department indicated that a low-pressure system was still lingering over the upper part of Vietnam. Local residents in risk-prone areas, especially Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Nan, Uttaradit, Tak, Nong Khai, Sakon …

05 Jul 2009 description

KALASIN, 5 July 2009 (NNT) - Residents in the northeastern province of Kalasin have been advised to stay on high alert for potential flashfloods and windstorms.

Kalasin Meteorological Station Chief Supot Pansab reported that the constant heavy rainfall in the area during this period was resulted from a low-pressure system moving in from the upper part of Vietnam in combination with the southwestern monsoon.

19 Jun 2009 description

SUKHOTHAI, 19 June 2009 (NNT) - Forest water has flooded the Si Satchanalai district of the central province of Sukhothai after constant heavy rainfalls last night. The flooding affected residents in more than 5,000 households in the area.

Forest water from the Mon Reusi Mountain had flooded two tambons in Si Satchanalai district.

10 Jun 2009 description

Tokyo_(dpa) _ The Japanese government was expected to provide 2 billion dollars in yen loans to Bangladesh, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam over the next two years to support their efforts to combat global warming, media reports said Wednesday.

Prime Minister Taro Aso was to announce the aid later in the day along with Tokyo's target for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions after the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012, Jiji Press said.

The loans are part of 10-billion-dollar Cool Earth Partnership, initiated by former premier Yasuo Fukuda in January 2008.

Half of the …

01 Jun 2009 description

Ekarin Bumroongpuk

BANGKOK, 1 June 2009 (NNT) - The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) warns about heavy rain, flash flood and landslide in 35 provinces during June 1-6.

DDPM had warned people living in areas at risk such as on the slope of the mountain or river basin area in 35 provinces to be aware of danger from heavy rain, which could cause flash flood and landslide during June 1-6.