Thailand: Floods - Aug 2001
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- Mekong River Commission: Annual Mekong Flood Forum launched to coordinate flood measures. 18 Apr 2002
- FAO: FAO/GIEWS Food Outlook No. 1, 2002. 28 Feb 2002
- Reuters: More rain on way as Thai flood death toll rises. 14 Aug 2001
- OCHA: Thailand - Floods OCHA Situation Report No. 1. 14 Aug 2001
- UN DGC: Thailand's recent floods point to need for preventive measures, UN official says. 17 Aug 2001
MRC No. 9/02
Rome, February 2002, No. 1
U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)
BANGKOK, Aug 31, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- All regions in Thailand will face increased rain over the next few days, especially ten provinces in the Northeast which are mostly at risk of new flash floods, according to a report of the Meteorological Department available here Friday.
All parts of Thailand would be influenced, over the next few days, by a depression in the South China Sea, which is hitting the Hainan Island with the maximum strength at its center around 55 kilometers an hour.
This Information Bulletin is for information only. The Federation is not seeking any funding or other assistance from donors for this operation at this time. However, the situation is being monitored and if flooding worsens, the Federation will consider launching an Emergency Appeal.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Widespread monsoon floods in north and northeast Thailand in the past 11 days killed 159 people, displaced 6,661 villagers, and devastated thousands of houses and roads, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.
The ministry statement said flooding brought by tropical storm Usagi had wreaked havoc in 33 Thai provinces since August 10. It said the hardest-hit area was in the north-central province of Phetchabun where 121 people drowned or were swept away by mud slides.
Press Release No. G/31/2001
By Rohan Kay in Bangkok
Recent flash floods which killed scores of people in northern Thailand demonstrated the need for preventive measures such as those proposed a decade ago by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), its chief said today.
From Federation News #18/01
Following is the White House text of an August 16 statement by President Bush on flooding in northern Thailand:
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai officials on Tuesday warned of more rains in the country's north, where weekend flash floods killed at least 101 people and left 20 still missing.
Rescue officials said there was little hope of finding any of the missing victims alive after the floods swept through villages in Phetchabun province on Saturday.
Officials said earlier on Tuesday the toll had risen to 87 but rescuers said later they had found more bodies during the day.
"We have found more bodies ...
Ref. OCHA/GVA - 2001/0164
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Thailand - Floods