The Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Thailand Mine Action Center, Royal Thai Armed Forces, will co-organise a briefing titled, “Thailand’s Progress in Releasing Landmine Contaminated Areas and Developments on the National Mine Action Standard” on 21 September 2018 at 14.00 - 15.00 hrs. at Vithes Samosorn, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Uttaradit: Two districts of Tha Pla and Laplae are on full alert for flash floods and landslides after torrential rain lashed wide areas over the past 24 hours due to tropical storm Mangkhut, according to the provincial office.
Provincial governor Theerawat Wutthikhun issued an urgent message to government units in the districts telling them to be on full alert as heavy downpours continued yesterday.
The warning was also relayed to residents living in disaster-prone villages, particularly in tambon Nang Phaya in Tha Pla district and tambon Mae Poon in Laplae.
The Friend in Need (of “Pa”) Volunteers Foundation altogether with the Volunteer Bureau of the Thai Red Cross Society set up a mobile kitchen at the Lai Wo Sub District Administrative Organization, Sangkhla Buri District, Kanchanaburi Province, on 21 July 2018 to cook hot meals for those who were affected by flash floods. About 2,100 meals were distributed per day until 25 July 2018, after which the Thai Red Cross Society would continue to monitor the situation closely.
WRITER: SAIARUN PINADUANG, RARINTHORN PETCHAROEN AND ASWIN WONGNORKAEW
Forest runoff and heavy flooding caused by typhoon Mangkhut swept through several northern provinces overnight and into Tuesday, with the Meteorological Department warning the North and Northeast of more rain expected over the next two days.
Following recent news reports on the release of the UNSG’s Report on Cooperation with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights, relating to Thailand, the Royal Thai Government wishes to make the following clarifications:
5 kids among missing after huge mudslide
A search was intensifying at a refugee camp in Ban Mae La Oon in Mae Hong Son's Sob Moei district Tuesday to locate and rescue seven people, including five children, declared missing after the area was hit by a mudslide on Sunday evening.
Heavy machinery and equipment were mobilised in the search and rescue operation at the remote camp as local officials, soldiers, defence volunteers, and rescue workers expanded the area of their search to the nearby Yuam River.
By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter - September 17, 2018 5:16 pm
MAE HONG SON — A 2-year-old girl was found dead as seven people remain missing Monday when a landslide swept a refugee center in Mae Hong Son province.
Fifteen more people were injured and at least six homes were destroyed when torrential rain triggered flash floods and landslide yesterday evening at Ban Mae La Oon refugee camp in Sop Moei District. A search and rescue operation is underway.
Officials said residents face food and clothing shortages as water swept away most of their belongings.
On 17 September 2018, Mr. Thani Thongphakdi, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, represented the Royal Thai Government to hand over the Instrument of Ratification of the Charter of Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) to Dr. Bhichit Rattakul, Secretary General and Special Advisor to ADPC Foundation.
Typhoon Mangkhut, now over the South China Sea, is expected to cause heavy rain in the North and Northeast during Sept 17-19, prompting the Thai Meteorological Department to issue a warning of possible flash floods, river overflows and landslides.
According to the department's 11am weather forecast, as of 10am on Sunday typhoon Mangkhut was about 160 kilometres southeast of Macau, Guangdong County, China, with a maximum sustained wind speed of about 140 kilometres per hour.
Eight provinces still suffering from flooding, affecting 58,276 people in 16,468 households in 26 districts; water levels now dropping.
The flood-ravaged provinces are Bung Kan, Nakhon Phanom and Sakon Nakhon in the Northeast; Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri and Chachoengsao in the East; Phetchaburi in the Central region; and, Satun in the South.
In Bung Kan, overflow from the Mekong river has inundated parts of Muang, Bung Khla, Seka and Phon Charoen districts, damaging 41,338 rai of farmland. The water is now receding.
NONG KHAI, 11th September 2018 (NNT) – Flooding has remained in many areas of the northeast due to tributaries still being unable to drain into the Mekong River. Meanwhile, several schools in Nong Khai are to remain closed for another week.
BANGKOK, 13th September 2018 (NNT) – The Meteorological Department has reported that tropical storm Barijat is moving across lower China towards Vietnam today.
Two storms expected to make impact Wednesday
Thailand, especially its western regions where officials are making "historic" huge discharges of water from the brimming Sri Nakarin dam, will be further hit by downpours triggered by Tropical storm "Barijat" in the South China Sea and Typhoon "Mangkhut" near the Philippines from today until next Tuesday.
KANCHANABURI, 6th September 2018 (NNT) – Deputy Prime Minister Gen Chatchai Sarikalaya has inspected all three major dams in Kanchanaburi and given directions concerning discharges of water, noting a possible pause in rainfall starting later this month.
The Deputy Prime Minister discussed water discharge from Vajiralongkorn Dam, which increased its release rate on September 4 before traveling between Vajiralongkorn, Sri Nakarin and Mae Klong dams.
WRITER: CHUDET SIHAWONG AND PATTANAPONG SRIPIARACHAI
Communities along the lower Chao Phraya River will see water levels receding over the next 24 hours as the volume of runoff from the North falls, but the flood situation in Nakhon Phanom in the Northeast remains severe.
Officials said on Wednesday they are reducing the rate of discharge from the Chao Phraya barrage dam in Chai Nat to 800 cubic metres a second. This was possible because the flood surge coming downstream, passing through Nakhon Sawan in the upper Central Plains, was falling.
Two provinces brace for excess water
The governors of Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi and Samut Songkhram attended an urgent meeting Wednesday to prepare their provinces for excess water being released from the Sri Nakharin and Vajiralongkorn dams, which could cause widespread floods in the coming days.
Gen Chatchai Sarikulya, a deputy prime minister, said those present discussed ways of combatting the floods that are expected to be unleashed when the water is discharged from the dams in Kanchanaburi.
155,506 Overall movements tracked by IOM Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) of Myanmar nationals between Thailand and Myanmar in Mae Sot and Phob Phra districts during August 2018
WRITER: MANIT SANUBBOON
PRACHIN BURI: A torrent of water from the Khao Yai National Park surged through canal-side villages in Prachin Buri early on Wednesday morning, with residents battling water about one-metre deep.
Residents of Ban Khao Noi and Ban Khok Kruat in Prachantakham district were the first to feel the deluge which overflowed the banks of Prathet canal around 2am, Banthoeng Panyadi, chief of the Pho Ngam tambon administration organisation, said.
WRITER: RARINTHORN PETCHAROEN
NAN: Mountain runoff triggered mudslides that uprooted trees, blocked roads and damaged houses overnight in two districts of this northern province.
In Chalerm Prakiat district, hours of heavy rain led to a mudslide at Pang Hok village in tambon Huai Kon in the early hours of Tuesday. Electricity wires were brought down, causing a blackout throughout the village.
Several houses, chicken farms and fish ponds were damaged by the mudslide, which also blocked the main road leading to the village. It was impassable to all vehicles.
Rising Mekong leaves town on verge of crisis
The heavily drenched Nong Khai is just centimetres away from crisis as the Mekong River continues to rise and northern run-off keeps pouring in with further rainfall expected to hit Thailand this week.