BANGKOK, 22nd October 2017 (NNT) - Some provinces in the upper part of Thailand continue to be hit by ongoing floods.
Water level in the Sakakrang River in Uthai Thani Province has been rising and had almost burst its banks — a situation that has prompted communities living along the river to strengthen the the levee to prevent water from flowing into their villages.
The rise in the water level in the Sakakrang River has been caused by an increase in the volume of water discharged from the Ubol Ratana Dam to 54 million cubic meters per day.
KHON KAEN, 21 October 2017 (NNT) – Villagers have been evacuated to safe areas in the face of a flowing water from Ubol Ratana dam in bid to minimize damages caused by flooding.
Deuty provincial governor Santi Laoboonsangiam said the authorities had decided to increase the volume of the water released from Ubol Ratana dam to 54 million cubic meters, compared to 50 million cubic meters earlier discharged. The water situation prompted the evacuation of the villagers and animals for safety reasons.
LOPBURI, 19th October 2017 (NN) – Flooding continues to be reported from many areas with three districts of Khon Kaen province inundated after Ubol Ratana Dam exceeded its holding capacity and a pond burst its banks in Lopburi province.
Authorities are urgently repairing a pond in Kaset University’s Lopburi Campus after a 15 meter stretch of its levee burst due to high pressure. They have so far been successful in closing the gap using Big Bags and wood pikes.
BANGKOK, 19 October 2017, (NNT) - Thailand's Ministry of Public Health has urged people in flooded areas to take protective measures against flood related diseases, particularly leptospirosis and conjunctivitis.
Permanent Secretary of the Public Health Ministry, Dr. Jessada Chokdamrongsuk, has instructed officials at health centers in flooded areas to prepare measures for flood related diseased.
Leptospirosis can be transmitted to humans through cuts and abrasions of the skin, or through the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose and mouth.
BANGKOK, 17th October 2017 (NNT) – The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) has warned of heavy rain today in Bangkok with the Chao Phraya River overflowing in several areas.
A community of Nonthaburi province along the Chao Phraya River has reported various impacts from its rising waters with members of the Tha It Mosque community erecting a sand bag barrier to fend off flood waters.