Thailand

AHA Centre Situation Update No. 1: North-Eastern Thailand Flood, Saturday, 05 August 2017, 08:00 hrs (UTC+7)

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1. HIGHLIGHTS

  • Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) of Thailand declared 11 provinces as disaster affected areas. The National Emergency Operation Centre is now activated and release two reports daily.

  • In total 44 Provinces were affected and inundated by the monsoon. The affected areas covered 289 districts, 1,147 sub-districts, 10,487 villages, 43 communities.

  • Twenty-seven (27) people reported death.

  • Ten (10) provinces remain inundated with 274,512 families and 837,896 people affected.

  • Recovery process is undergoing in 34 provinces.

  • The impact of the flooding is within the capacity of the government. There is no international assistance is requested at the moment.

2. SUMMARY OF DISASTER EVENT

Since 5 July 2017, Thailand was affected by the strong southwest monsoon across the South west coast and the Andaman and the low-pressure cell overs the upper Vietnam led to more rain with isolate heavy rain in the upper Northeast, the East, the south west coast. Based on the situation update from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) of Thailand, as of 4 August 2017 report the following:

  • In total 44 Provinces were affected and inundated by the monsoon. The affected areas covered 289 districts, 1,147 sub-districts, 10,487 villages, 43 communities.

  • In total 495,523 families and 1,587,892 people were affected by flood in 44 provinces.

  • Twenty-seven (27) people reported death.

  • Out of the 44 provinces affected, 10 provinces remain inundated with 274,512 families and 837,896 people affected. Meanwhile recovery process is undergoing in the other 34 provinces.

  • Ten (10) Provinces which are still inundated namely Amnat Charoen, Kalasin, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nhong Khai, Roi Et, Sakon Nakhon, Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya, Ubon Ratchathani and Yasothon. These affected areas consist of 99 districts, 633 subdistricts, 5,276 villages, and 43 communities.

  • From satellite image, the flood inundates 760 houses and 441,103 rai (174,398 acre) of land mass.

Source: http://flood.gistda.or.th/flood/y2017/FL80_report/cm4_20170803_02_hv.pdf