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22 Sep 2019 description

BANGKOK, 21st September 2019 (NNT) - The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC) will lead a team of volunteers to rehabilitate the extensive flooded areas of Ubon Ratchathani next week. It has also prepared an urgent plan to help flood-affected farmers by providing them with seeds and production aids, organizing a team to repair agricultural tools and listening to their problems immediately after the flood water has subsided.

22 Sep 2019 description

BANGKOK, 21st September 2019 (NNT) - The National Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Command, with Interior Minister Gen Anuphong Phaochinda as the commander, has announced an upgrade of disaster management to a large scale disaster management plan from level 2 to level 3, in accordance with the National Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Plan 2015.

22 Sep 2019 description

YASOTHORN, 21st September 2019 (NNT) - The deputy secretary general of the Chulabhorn Royal Academy, has delivered royal bags of subsistence items to flood victims in Yasothorn and Mukdaharn.

21 Sep 2019 description

The government is to set up a war room for assistance to flood victims. The service is to be provided in a systematic and consistent manner able to keep the people continually informed. The war room will act as center for data and information from all government agencies and will clarify them on a daily basis.

Thiraphat Prayoonsit, the permanent secretary-designate of the Prime Minister’s Office, chaired a meeting to initiatate the setting up of the war room for flood victims aid; it is scheduled to officially open on September 23.

21 Sep 2019 description

UBON RATCHATHANI, 19 September 2019 (NNT) - The overall flood situation in Ubon Ratchathani has steadily improved, with the water level of the Moon River dropping by 16 centimeters. The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) is to install 260 water pumps to speed up drainage, as more rain is expected in the northeastern province over the next two days.

20 Sep 2019 description

Thailand

• Following the passage of Tropical Storm PODUL on 29 August 2019, and under the influence of Tropical Depression KAJIKI on 3 September 2019 which have enhanced the Southwest Monsoon, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) of Thailand has reported that flooding has affected 32 provinces across Thailand, and particularly in the northeastern part.

20 Sep 2019 description

Weather Patterns, General Behaviour of the Mekong River and Flood Situation

General weather patterns

20 Sep 2019 description

BANGKOK, 18 September 2019 (NNT) - At the Cabinet meeting yesterday, the Prime Minister ordered the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Interior to increase compensation and restoration measures for flood victims, and ensure these measures are rapidly delivered to affected persons.

19 Sep 2019 description
  • Following Tropical Storm PODUL and Tropical Depression KAJIKI's passage, widespread floods have affected 32 Thai provinces since the end of August. Ubon Ratchathani, Yasothon, Roi Et, and Sisaket Provinces are the most affected and still in critical conditions.
  • According to media reports, as of 19 September, 33 people are confirmed dead, 23,000 have been evacuated and 418,000 affected. At least 4,000 houses and 325,000 hectares of crops have been destroyed.
19 Sep 2019 description

BANGKOK, 18 September 2019 (NNT) - The government insists that it is doing everything it can to help the nation’s flood victims, with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of the Interior launching new flood relief measures.

17 Sep 2019 description

REGIONAL SUMMARY:

The monsoon rain band has been enhanced by a low pressure system near the Philippines, and has brought scattered shows over some parts of the northern ASEAN region, as reported by the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC). On the other hand, persistent hotspots with moderate to dense haze continue to be detected in Sumatra and Kalimantan (Indonesia) and may not be immediately subdued due to the continuous dry season in the southern ASEAN region.

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17 Sep 2019 description

BANGKOK, 16 September 2019 (NNT) - The government assured that flood victims will not be abandoned and will be fully assisted regarding flood-related losses, adding that donated money will be handled in a transparent manner.

16 Sep 2019 description

BANGKOK (NNT) - Preparations have been made for the Central Plains to retain excessive water flowing from northern areas. In Ayutthaya province, farmers scrambled to harvest their rice before the excess water is released into empty land. Ayutthaya’s industrial estates have been prepared to cope with drought as well as flooding. Given the experience of 2011’s flood crisis, barriers have been built after the Chao Phraya dam released 750 cubic meters of water per second.

16 Sep 2019 description
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Severe floods remain in the four northeastern provinces of Roi Et, Si Sa Ket, Ubon Ratchathani and Yasothon, and about 24,000 residents have been evacuated.

Chayaphol Thitisak, director-general of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, updated the flooding report on Sunday. He said 24,235 people have been evacuated from severely flooded areas in Roi Et, Ubon Ratchathani and Yasothon.

12 Sep 2019 description
  • After Tropical Storm PODUL and Tropical Depression KAJIKI's passage in recent weeks, flooding has affected Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.
  • According to DG ECHO, as of 11 September, 10 deaths have been reported in Vietnam, around 2,000 displaced and approximately 12,150 buildings damaged. The same source reports 14 deaths, 1 missing, 102,000 displaced and 150,000 affected in Laos. In Thailand, 19 deaths have been reported, 158,000 are affected and more than 4,300 buildings damaged and in Cambodia, 7 died and approximately 6,900 families were displaced.
12 Sep 2019 description

BANGKOK, 1 September 2019(NNT) -

The Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has instructed the Ministry of the Interior to integrate the operations of relevant agencies in charge of helping those affected by tropical storm Podul. Already, 12 provinces in Thailand have been hit by floods.

12 Sep 2019 description
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WRITER: PIYARAT CHONGCHAROEN AND POST REPORTERS

Riverside communities in Kanchanaburi province are being warned of likely flooding as irrigation officials increase the discharge rate from Vajiralongkorn Dam in Thong Pha Phum district.

Waiwit Saengpanit, director of Vajiralongkorn dam, said about 25 million cubic metres of water will be discharged from Sept 10-15, up from the planned 20 million cu/m, due to the steady inflow from upstream.

11 Sep 2019 description

BANGKOK (NNT) - The government has insisted that it is capable of addressing the flood situation in the country in a timely manner, with relevant agencies urgently draining the flood water, assessing the damage in farm areas and assisting those affected.

The Deputy Government Spokeswoman, Ratchada Thanadirek, said the Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, had instructed all related units to look after the people affected by tropical storm Podul.