BANGKOK, 13th December 2017 (NNT) - The Department of Disease Control (DDC) has held a strategic seminar on insect-borne communicable disease prevention to promote healthy lifestyles in rural areas.
DDC Director-General Dr. Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai said during the recent seminar that Thailand has successfully implemented an insect-borne disease prevention program and completely eliminated elephantiasis from the country.
SONGKHLA, 13 December 2017 (NNT) - The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has confirmed that five southern provinces are still flooded.
According to the DDPM, the five provinces are Songkhla, Phatthalung, Trang, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Surat Thani.
In Songkhla province, Songkhla Lake has overflowed its embankments and flooded the homes of more than 114,000 people.
130,800 people in the municipality of Phatthalung and surrounding areas are going through a similar ordeal.
Flooding has caused more than 70 million baht in damage across Songkhla as local businesses struggle to recover.
However, the severity of the situation in the southern provinces has abated as water levels continue to recede.
Wasan Chaithaweewong, acting chief of the Songkhla Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office, said 16 districts of Songkhla were ravaged by flood water, causing around 72 million baht in damage.
Inundation paralyses land, air transport
Rising flood water forced Nakhon Si Thammarat airport to temporarily close yesterday, while land transport in many areas of the South remain paralysed due to widespread flooding.
The airport announced the temporary closure after a runway was flooded and water damaged the power system.
Airport director Suksawat Sukwanno said yesterday the turnpad of Runway No 19 was submerged and power and air navigation systems were out of order.
If the rain stops soon, the airport may reopen today.
- Heavy rain continues to affect southern Thailand since last month, causing floods, rivers overflow, casualties and damages.
- According to media, as of 6 of December, the death toll has reached 15 in the most affected provinces of Songkhla, Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Si Thammarat.
- Over the next 24 hours, heavy rain is likely to affect the southern provinces of Chumpon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Pattahalung and Songkhla, including some of the already affected areas.
December 2, 2017, Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha expressed concern over flood situation in the Southern part of Thailand as he was reported that 9 provinces, that is, Phattalung, Trang, Nakhon Si THammarat, Pattani, Songkhla, Narathiwat, Yala, Surat Thani, and Satun, have been inundated since November 25, 2017 from unceasing rainfall. A total of 84 districts and 161,266 households have already been affected.
BANGKOK, 3rd December 2017 (NNT) - Relief aid and urgent assistance have been rushed to flood victims in southern Nakhon Si Thammarat.
Governor Chamroen Thippayapongtada led a team of local officials on Saturday to deliver 150 sets of essential items and offer moral support to 58 households of Lang Bueng Community in Mueang District, who were among those hit hard by recent flooding.
YALA, 3rd December 2017 (NNT) - The flood situation in Yala has improved while other southern provinces such as Trang, and Pattani continue to be submerged.
In Trang, some flood barriers of the Trang River in Mueang district have collapsed, causing flooding in 14 villages, as well as farmland, a school and many government places. A temporary shelter has seen set up for flood-affected people.
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 30th November 2017, (NNT) - The South of Thailand has continued to experience heavy rain, which has triggered flash floods and rain water runoff in several areas. A number of provinces have declared disaster zones in various districts.
In Nakhon Si Thammarat, officials of Khao Luang National Park in Phrom Khiri district have temporarily closed access to Phrom Lok Waterfall, Ai Khiao Waterfall and three other waterfalls under their jurisdiction, following heavy runoff in the park. The officials urged nearby residents to beware of flash floods.
Large areas of eight provinces remained flooded in the South on Thursday, with six lost lives attributed to flooding since Saturday and more heavy rain on the way.
Flooding continues in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Pattani, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Surat Thani, Trang and Yala, Chayapol Thitisak, directorgeneral of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, said.
More than 385,000 people in 2,540 villages were affected, and six people had died since Nov 25 There was flooding in all districts of Narathiwat, Phatthalung and Yala.
More heavy rain is forecast in the South with new flood warnings issued for 12 provinces in the region, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said on Monday.
Director-general Chayapol Thitisak issued the alert for Chumphon, Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Pattani, Phangnga, Phatthalung, Phuket, Satun, Songkhla, Trang and Yala provinces.
He said the northeastern monsoon had caused flooding in seven southern provinces since Saturday --Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Pattani, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Trang and Yala.
WRITER: WAEDAO HARAI
NARATHIWAT: Low-lying areas in seven districts of Narathiwat have been hit by flash floods triggered by storm runoff from the mountains, local authorities said.
Parts of Sukhirin, Waeng, Sungai Kolok, Cho Airong, Rangae, Rueso and Si Sakhon districts are affected, with residents evacuating to higher ground, along with their personal belongings, vehicles and farm animals.
Guards are being deployed around-the-clock to prevent theft.
WRITER: ASSAWIN PAKKAWAN
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BANGKOK, 26th November 2017 (NNT) - More help has been rushed to flood victims in Thailand’s southern region.
Phetchaburi governor Chatporn Ratdusadee has led a group of local officials and officers from related agencies to King Mongkut Memorial Hospital or Phra Chom Klao Hospital to offer support to medical personnel, who have been preparing to join the Phetchaburi Provincial Health Office in receiving patients affected by recent flooding and in a tour to all flood-hit areas to distribute basic medical supply.
WRITER: CHAIWAT SATYAEM
PHETCHABURI: The Phetchaburi river has burst its banks, overflowing into the municipal area, wreaking havoc in the township and flooding the major highway linking to the southern region.
People were wading thigh deep through floodwater in Muang district on Thursday after heavy rain brought by storm Kirogi.
Workers have drained water from Hua Hin after a downpour flooded the resort town and temporarily blocked roads and the southern railway.
Officials from the Disaster Mitigation and Prevention office on Tuesday installed more pumps to drain water from the resort town.
Heavy rain flooded Hua Hin district in Prachuap Khiri Khan on Tuesday. The water levels receded but some areas remained flooded.
Department chief Kittiporn Thepyuamnuay said about 300 houses in a low area in the municipality had been evacuated as the water was up to two metres high.
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KHON KAEN, 14th November 2017 (NNT) - The Department of Agricultural Extension and 202 communities in Khon Kaen province have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to assist farmers affected by flooding this year.
The Deputy Governor of Khon Kaen, Suchai Butsara, presided over the signing ceremony at the Khon Kaen Provincial Hall. The memorandum, under the state's 9101 economic stimulus scheme, was signed by the Acting Director General of the Department of Agricultural Extension and a representative of the 202 communities in the northeastern province.
UDORN THANI, 16 November 2017 (NNT) – Udorn Thani Provincial Agricultural Office has signed an agreement with the 9101 Following in the Father's Footsteps campaign to help recover the agricultural occupations of flood victims.
Acting Udorn Thani provincial agriculture official Tanawat Tanatanyapit said the office has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the 9101 Following in the Father's Footsteps campaign to help with the recovery of the occupations of the flood victims in 143 communities of the northeastern province.