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08 Jan 2019 description
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By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter

BANGKOK — The first tropical storm to hit the south in decades killed at least four people and left over 3 billion baht of destruction in its wake.

Officials credit the evacuation of roughly 700,000 people in eight provinces for minimizing the human toll of Tropical Storm Pabuk, which battered Thailand’s southern coasts this past weekend. The death toll for now stands at four after a missing fisherman’s body was found Sunday on a beach of Pattani province.

03 Jan 2019 description
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By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter

BANGKOK — Tropical storm Pabuk will approach Thailand’s southern coasts tonight as three provinces are warned to feel the worst of it, an official said Thursday.

02 Jan 2019 description
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By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter

BANGKOK — Disaster officials were holding emergency meetings Wednesday to prepare for a newly upgraded tropical storm that is bearing down on the south of Thailand.

02 Jan 2019 description
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By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter

BANGKOK — Southern Thailand is expected to be hit directly by a tropical storm for the first time in 56 years later this week, officials said Tuesday.

The Meteorological Department said the tropical depression Thirtysix will affect the south Wednesday to Saturday after reaching the Gulf of Thailand tomorrow. The Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute said it’s likely to strengthen into a tropical storm as it crosses over the mainland and into the Andaman Sea starting Thursday.

13 Nov 2018 description
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By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN — Streets turned into fast-moving rivers as flash floods triggered by the heaviest rainfall in decades struck the southern coastal province of Prachuap Khiri Khan, killing two and affecting thousands.

Although the water levels have started to decrease, several communities in four districts of the province remained cut off Monday after flooding and landslides destroyed a number of roads and bridges during the weekend. A toddler drowned and a woman died after being unable to make it to a hospital.