Thailand: Floods - Dec 2008
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- ADB: ADB, Japan to help Asia cut human, economic losses from water disasters. 29 Apr 2009
- Govt. Thailand: Thailand: DDPM - 3 southern provinces still flooded. 8 Jan 2009
- Govt. Thailand: Thailand: Flashflood hit Phatthalung, waterfalls closed. 3 Jan 2009
- CFE-DMHA: Thailand provides aid for thousands affected by southern floods. 7 Jan 2009
- Govt. Thailand: Thailand: Flood-stricken zones in Phatthalung province soon to return to normalcy. 4 Jan 2009
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Japan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are providing support for improved flood management in the region, in a bid to lower the rising human and economic costs of water-related disasters.
ADB's Board of Directors approved a US$2 million grant from the Japan Special Fund for regional technical assistance to support investments in water-related disaster management.
Deputy Pattani Governor Pramoon Lamun provided financial assistance on behalf of the province to 18 victims who had been affected by the upheavals.
Mr. Pramoon today(March 27) provided a financial assistance of 2,235,552 baht to a total of 18 victims who had been impacted by the upheavals in the province.
Northeastern Nakhon Ratchasima province has set aside 500 million baht budget to help agriculturalists who were victims of flash flloods in 2008, All the money would be transferred to the victims by February 25.
Mr. Prajak Suwannapakdee, Governor of northeastern Nakhon Ratchasima province, revealed today (February 10) that the province has been rush to aid agriculturists who were affected by flash flood during September to November 2008. Crops of 28 districts were affected with total 785,812 rais of land being damaged.
The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has cooperated with four southern provinces' government agencies affected by unusual climate condition which has caused unusal high waves to jointly create barriers to prevent possible floods in the areas.
The department reported today (January 19) the monsoon from the country's northeastern region has spread to cover the Gulf of Thailand and the southern region which caused strong waves and wind that surged the coast in four provinces, including Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla, Chumphon and Surat Thani provinces.
Deputy Minister of Interior Thaworn Senneam this morning (December 8th) led a ministry entourage to visit flood hit regions of Phatthalung province to inspect conditions and hand out survival kits to citizens.
Deputy Interior Minister Thaworn made his way this morning to the Southern province of Phatthalung, one of several provinces affected by heavy flooding for the past weeks, to meet with civil servants and offer aid to residents. The deputy minister also delivered policies to deal with inundation to civil servants including local administrators, village elders and chiefs. Mr.
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 …
Flooding in the southern provinces has begun to become stabilized as rainfalls have already ceased in vast areas with most severely hit Pattani province beginning to witness a drop in water level.
The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Authorities of Pattani province would continue to monitor rainfall and flooding situation as inundation has begun to show some positive sign. Flooding in the province has now remained primarily limited in the lowlands along rivers and in villages commonly susceptible to such conditions.
Monsoon rains moving across the Gulf of Thailand have begun to …
Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation gives report on the ongoing heavy rainfalls which subsequently led to flash floods in 3 southern provinces.
Mr.Anucha Mokkhavesa, Director General of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) revealed today (January 7) that continual rainfalls in the southern region have caused flash floods in Phatthalung, Yala, and Narathiwat provinces, affecting 21 districts, 92 sub-districts, 498 villages, 13,405 residents, and 49,018 families in total.
Heavy rain in three districts in southern Yala province since January 3 which caused floods in the areas has been eased, while overall damaged cost was 12 million baht.
Official of Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Yala, Mr. Weroj Saithongtae disclosed today (January 6) that the floods' situation in Yala has been gradually eased to normalcy following decreased rain.
Military force has been dispatched to give assistance to residents of flood-stricken zones in southern border provinces.
In response to the inundation in southern border provinces, the director of the Public Relations Center of the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) Region 4, Col. Parinya Chaidilok, disclosed today (January 5th) that the 4th Army Area Commander Lt. Gen.
Continual heavy rainfalls since December 25, 2008 have subsequently submerged numerous areas in Pattani province, affecting local residents at great extent.
Recent update on the flood situation in Pattani province, which has been caused by continual heavy rainfalls ever since December 25, 2008, suggested that thus far numerous lands and roads have still been inundated.
Phatthalung Provincial Office of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation points that the flood levels in areas of the province have started to lower due to decreasing rainfall while expecting the situation to return to normalcy within a day or two.
Director of Phatthalung Provincial Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office So Hemakul disclosed today (January 4th) that the flood situation in affected zones within the province was improving since the rain has started to subside, and if no more rainfall occurs in the next couple days, the province should be fully restored.
In addition, …
Office of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Phatthalung province, disclosed today (January 4, 2009) the floods' situation in the province has been gradually improving after decreased rain, predicting the situation would be back to normal in the next few days if there is no more rain.
Head at Office of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Phatthalung, Mr. So Hemmakul said the floods' situation in the province has improved because of decreased rain which led to less flood.
Flood in many areas in Phatthalung province affected by the flashflood last night has subsided while rain has thinned out. No fatalities and injuries have been reported so far.
Chief of the Provincial Disaster Prevention and Mitigation of Phatthalung, So Hemkun, revealed that the flashflood had hit many villages in Khao Chaison district in the middle of the night of December 3rd.
Many areas in Pattani province are still flooded while the Meteorological Department reports less rain. The flood conditions have caused traffic jam in the province.
Continuous rain in Pattani since December 25th until now has caused flooding in many areas, including main roads and smaller roads. Traffic jam can be found throughout the province today (December 29th) due to inundation and the New Year season.