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Floods 2018 - Phetchaburi River on verge of breaching
« on: August 21, 2018, 01:05:36 PM »
Phetchaburi River on verge of breaching

The level of the Phetchaburi River is under close scrutiny at the Special Centre for Crisis Management as water released from Kaeng Krachan Dam could cause overflows in the province’s Muang district later on Tuesday.

Border provinces along the Mekong River were also in peril amid heavy downpours in Laos, with Nakhon Phanom and Ubon Ratchathani on high alert for flooding.

Eight other provinces face varying levels of risk as heavy rains continue, the centre reported – Bueng Kan, Sakhon Nakhon, Chanthaburi, Trat, Ranong, Krabi, Trang and Satun.

Reservoirs at five are at levels exceeding the “upper rule curve”, meaning they’re above 80 per cent capacity.

Kaeng Krachan Dam is at 109 per cent of capacity, Nam Oon Dam in Sakhon Nakhon at 101 per cent, Vajiralongkorn Dam in Kanchanaburi at 90 per cent, Khun Dan Pra Kan Chon Dam in Nakhon Nayok at 86 per cent and Pran Buri Dam in Prachuap Khiri Khan at 86 per cent.

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Phetchaburi town swamped as dam releases water, river overflows


The Phetchaburi River yesterday inundated Phetchaburi’s Muang district as the upstream Kaeng Krachan Dam released water after reaching 109 per cent of its capacity.

 THE PHETCHABURI River has overflowed, leaving its riverside areas flooded for a stretch of at least 60 kilometres.

Affected is the area between the overwhelmed Kaeng Krachan Dam, which is 109 per cent full, and the Phetch Dam.

Most affected are resorts along the banks of the river. Due to recent heavy downpours, the Kaeng Krachan Dam was yesterday discharging 272 cubic metres of water per second into the river, which is only able to accommodate up to 150 cubic metres of water per second.

 Below the dam, the Phetchaburi River runs through Tha Yang, Ban Lat, Muang and Ban Laem districts before draining into the sea.

Relevant authorities have been trying to ease flood woes by diverting some of the water into nearby canals.

Locals, however, had been bracing for a possible inundation and the run-off has already swamped Phetcha-buri’s Muang district.

Kaeng Krachan Dam was one of the five big dams facing a critical water level yesterday, said Samrerng Saengpoowong, deputy secretary-general of the Office of National Water Resource (ONWR).

The four other dams were Nam Oun Dam in Sakon Nakhon province (101 per cent full); Vajiralongkorn Dam in Kanchanaburi (90 per cent full); Khun Dan Prakan Chon Dam in Nakhon Nayok (86 per cent), and Pran Buri Dam in Prachuap Khiri Khan (84 per cent).

Downpours have been heavy between August 12 and 19 due to tropical storms. Up to 2.67 billion cubic metres of water flowed into major dams during the period.

Border provinces along Mekong River were also in peril amid heavy downpours in Laos, with Nakhon Phanom and Ubon Ratchathani on high alert for flooding.

Nong Khai, a border province in the Northeast, was already flooded. Rubber plantations were ravaged by floodwaters in Nong Khai’s Rattana Wapee district, and police were busy helping locals move their belongings to higher ground at press time.

Nong Khai town was also flooded, though officials were trying hard to pump out the floodwater.

Meanwhile, eight other pro-vinces face varying levels of risk as heavy rains continue. They are Bueng Kan, Sakhon Nakhon, Chanthaburi, Trat, Ranong, Krabi, Trang and Satun.

In Chanthaburi province, the medium-sized Khiri Khan reservoir was full.

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Re: Floods 2018 Vajiralongkorn dam extends current water discharge
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2018, 01:00:21 PM »
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Vajiralongkorn dam extends current water discharge rate until Sept 3

 Following more heavy rain, the Vajiralongkorn dam in Thong Pha Phum district of this western province will continue to discharge water at the rate of 53 million cubic metres per day until Sept 3, dam director Waiwit Saengpanich said on Sunday.

Mr Waiwit said he had sent a letter on behalf of the governor of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand to the chief of the disaster prevention and mitigation office in Kanchanaburi, in order to allow him to take proper precautions.

According to a previous plan, the Vajiralongkorn dam was to discharge 53 million cu/m per day between Aug 23-27. However, since a high volume of water has continued to enter the dam, he said, it is necessary to prolong this rate of discharge until Sept 3.

The water discharge rate will be adjusted according to changes in the volume of  water, Mr Waiwit said.

He reaffirmed that the dam is still operating at its highest safety level.
 

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Re: Floods 2018 - Several dams at maximum capacity
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2018, 04:55:25 PM »
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Several dams at maximum capacity

Heavy rain over the weekend added a large volume of water to three of the nation’s largest dams and prompted urgent drainage from others.

Five of the nation’s dams have exceeded critical levels after the rain. They are Kaeng Krachan Dam, Nam Oun Dam, Vajiralongkorn Dam, Khun Dan Prakan Chon Dam and Pranburi Dam.

However, Kaeng Krachan Dam has now declined in level which has helped Petchaburi River fall to 92 centimeters below its banks. While flooding in previously affected areas has now receded, many locations in Municipal Petchaburi are being kept on alert.

Discharge from Nam Oun Dam in Sakon Nakhon province has sent river water in several districts over embankments and prompted urgent drainage into tributaries. Work to install 25 siphons at the dam is to be completed this week and will result in an increase in its water releases to 1 million cubic meters per day, possibly having an impact on Sakon Nakhon, Bueng Kan and Nakhon Panom.

Releases from Vajiralongkorn Dam in Kanchanaburi province have caused the flooding of some resorts along the Kwae Noi and Mae Klong rivers. Authorities have responded quickly to the situation and are publicizing management plans.

In Nakhon Nayok, Khun Dan Prakan Chon Dam is draining off water into lower waterways in anticipation of more rain. Pranburi Dam in Prachuapkirikan, despite not taking on more water, is maintaining drainage while being mindful of flood-risk areas.

Meanwhile, Rachaprapha Dam in Surat Thani has increased its discharge to 25 million cubic meters per day and urged nearby residents to be on alert for flooding despite efforts to avoid such a situation.

Khiri Tharn Reservoir in Chantaburi has reached 100 percent of its capacity at 76 million cubic meters of water and authorities are now looking into how it can be appropriately discharged.

At the same time, Srinakarin Dam in Kanchanaburi has reached 90 percent of its capacity at 15.9 billion cubic meters of water. Its spillways have been opened so that some of the water can be released into empty fields.
 

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Flood, landslide alerts for areas downstream from six dams



 Areas downstream from six dams have been warned of possible flooding, river overflowing and landslides due to the deluge of water being released from the brimming reservoirs, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department (DPMD) chief Chayapol Thitisak said on Tuesday.

The situation could be worsened by abundant rain, with isolated heavy rain, forecast for all over Thailand through Friday, he said.

The six dams are the Nam Oun Dam in Sakon Nakhon, the Khun Dan Prakan Chon Dam in Nakhon Nayok, the Vajiralongkorn Dam in Kanchanaburi (also with a possible flood impact in nearby Ratchaburi), the Kaeng Krachan Dam in Phetchaburi, the Pran Buri Dam in Prachuap Khiri Khan and the Rajjaprabha Dam in Surat Thani.

All the DPMD’s provincial offices and related agencies covering the at-risk areas have been instructed to prepare manpower and machines to handle possible flooding, river overflowing, landslides and other impacts due to the large amount of water released from the dams, Chayapol said.

 Likely-to-be-affected residents were also warned to closely follow weather and water-situation updates, he added.

The department noted that 11 rivers and waterways had also been placed on watch for possible overflowing during this period.

They include the Kok River in Chiang Rai, the Nan River in Uttaradit, the Yom River in Sukhothai, the Chi River in Kalasin, the Phetchaburi River in Phetchaburi, the Tapi River in Surat Thani, and the Mekong River in Nong Khai, Bung Kan, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Amnat Charoen and Ubon Ratchathani.

Moreover, six northern provinces are on extra-close watch for flooding and landslides.

This covers five of Mae Hong Son’s districts (Mae Sariang, Mae La Noi, Pai, Sop Moei and Mueang), three Chiang Mai districts (Omkoi, Phrao and Fang), 14 districts in Chiang Rai (Mae Fa Luang, Wiang Pa Pao, Doi Luang, Phaya Meng Rai, Mae Suay, Mae Sai, Mae Chan, Mueang, Chiang Khong, Thoeng, Wiang Kaen, Pa Daet, Chiang Saen and Khun Tal ), four Phayao districts (Phu Sang, Pong, Chiang Kham and Chun), Phrae’s Song district and Nan’s Bo Klua district.
 

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Re: Floods 2018 - Five districts in Nong Khai heavily flooded
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2018, 10:44:04 AM »
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Five districts in Nong Khai heavily flooded

Five districts of the northeastern border province of Nong Khai have been heavily flooded by overflows from tributaries of the Mekong River, local authorities reported this morning.

The five districts are Sang Khom, Tha Bo, Muang, Phon Phisai and Rattanawapi.

Water in the Mekong River passing Nong Khai was measured at 11.40 metres at the hydrology station of the Water Resources Department, about 40 centimetres below the edge of the river bank.

Although water in the Mekong River is receding, its level is still high. As a result, water in the tributaries cannot flow into the main river.

Augmented by heavy rain, the tributaries have overflowed to flood low-lying communities and over 7,500 rai of farmlands in the five districts.

Situation in nearby Bung Kan province is reportedly similar to that of Nong Khai.
 

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Water levels high or overflowing in many parts of the country

Heavy rains have triggered flooding in many areas of the country.

Vajiralongkong Dam in Kanchanaburi province is taking in up to 100 million cubic meters of water per day despite being able to discharge only 53 million cubic meters. The disparity has resulted in flooding in the province’s Sangklaburi district located above the dams. Water flowing past Uttamanusorn Bridge has risen by 15 centimeters and is now only 2.7 meters under from the bridge. Residents of the district have moved their belongings to higher ground and evacuated their homes. Over 100 households have already been impacted by waters and are receiving aid.

In Lopburi, a large volume of water in Kud Ta Petch Reservoir, swollen by an inflow from Nakhon Ratchasima has spilled out into Mooban 3 of Nong Ri sub-district, inundating 51 households. Flat bottoms boats have been employed to distribute food and drinking water to the victims with those suffering from ailments rushed away.

Prachinburi province’s waterways have similarly been swollen with Royal Irrigation Department Office 9, warning those living along Prachinburi River to elevate their property and for municipal workers to barricade drainage openings and prepare to contend with flooding.

Drains in Nong Khai province will remain closed as the Mekong River remains at a high of 11.65 meters. Continuing rains has kept the situation from normalizing.

In the northern province of Chiang Mai, steady rainfall has threatened Hang Dong district with Mae Ta Chang River now likely to spill over. Governor Supachai Iamsuwan has carried out a survey of drainage routes and ordered any obstacles be cleared out to ensure drainage is at full capacity. Monitoring has been initiated and warnings for the public have been put out.
 

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Re: Floods 2018 - Eight provinces, nearly 80,000 people, remain affected
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Eight provinces, nearly 80,000 people, remain affected by floods: disaster chief

Eight of the 18 provinces hit by floods caused by the a recent tropical storm and seasonal monsoon remain under water, the chief of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department calculated on Saturday.

Flooding hurt 18 provinces from August 17 to the end of the month due to influences of Tropical Storm Bebinca and the southwest monsoon.

During the period, 162,711 people from 55,353 families in 2,318 villages from 408 tambon in 93 districts in the 18 provinces were affected, said Chayapol Thitisak, department director-general. Four people drowned during the period, he added.

Chayapol said floodwaters have subsided in 10 of the 18 provinces, leaving 78,334 people from 30,773 families in eight provinces still affected by floods.

The still-affected provinces are Nakhon Phanom (eight districts), Bueng Kan (eight districts), Sakon Nakhon (four districts), Phetchaburi (four districts), Nakhon Nayok (three districts), Chaiyaphum (two districts), Kalasin (three districts) and Ubon Ratchathani (three districts).

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Re: Floods 2018 - Flood risk rising with dam discharges
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2018, 11:15:04 AM »
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Flood risk rising with dam discharges

Residents living downstream of the Vajiralongkorn dam have been warned to brace for more flooding as its discharge rate will be increased by 10% from Sept 4-10.

The dam is currently discharging 53 million cubic metres per day of water after more than 70 million cu/m of rainwater poured into its reservoir, filling it almost to capacity. Authorities have now decided to raise the rate by 5 million cu/m to 58 million, according to a source familiar with the situation.

The increase will take effect on Tuesday and continue until Sept 10. Water levels in upstream districts (parts of Thong Pha Phum and Sangkhla Buri) and downstream areas will rise as a result.

Coupled with continuous rains, water discharges have already inundated 180 residences alongside the reservoir at two villages in tambon Nong Lu of Sangkhla Buri district. District authorities have prepared a temporary shelter for affected residents but most have refused to leave their flooded houses.

Wat Tai Nam in Sangkhla Buri, an attraction featured in the Unseen Thailand tourism campaign, has been badly affected. Only 50 centimetres of the roof of the temple’s bot or ordination hall remain above water.

Several resorts in downstream areas are closed and guests have been cancelling room bookings. Staff have moved belongings to higher ground to prepare for the next round of flooding.

Concern about flooding is rising in many parts of the country, particularly since the rainy season still has 6-8 weeks left to go.

Flood warnings were issued earlier for some Central Plains provinces and areas along the Mekong, as the season is shaping up to be the wettest since 2011.

Waiwit Saengpanit, director of the Vajiralongkorn dam, said on Saturday that the reservoir currently held 8.35 billion cubic metres of water, or 94% of its capacity of 8.86 billion. The dam can accommodate only another 505 million cu/m, making the current discharge rate inadequate.

Elsewhere in Kanchanaburi, the reservoir at the Srinagarind dam in Si Sawat district of Kanchanaburi now holds 16.1 billion cu/m, or 90.8% of its capacity, with room for 1.6 billion more.

Authorities on Saturday adjusted the water discharge rate to 22 million cu/m per day, said director Prasert Inthap.

The ordination hall of Wat Tai Nam in Sangkhla Buri is almost swamped. (Photo by Piyarach Chongcharoen)
 

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The temporary crisis center has ordered all provinces to prepare appropriate plans as more rains are forecast to hit Thailand through the week.

as thainews.prd.go.th  is reporting Temporary Crisis Center orders all provinces prepare.

Temporary Crisis Center orders all provinces prepare for flooding

A rise in water levels in the Mekong River and rains forecast for this week have put many areas on alert, with Nong Khai province already seeing flooding of between 50 and 60 centimeters in riverside areas and farms.

The Mekong River is recorded to be rising at a rate of approximately four centimeters per hour and has already overflowed along its tributaries.

One area flooded by the rising Mekong River has been Don Khiew village in Ta Bor district of Nong Khai province. Administrators and soldiers have had to help residents of the community to move their belongings to higher ground and provide assistance to the less able bodied. Evacuation preparations have been made in case waters continue to rise.

While the Jom Manee community was able to barricade itself with sandbags ahead of the Mekong River’s rise, waters have begun to seep in and impact residential areas. The community’s central economic zone has yet to be affected.

Peace keeping forces in Nong Khai are working with the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation officials to direct water flows and safeguard residences. The Wang Hu waterway has had its flow reversed by the high Mekong River and flooded some communities. The province’s governor has ordered more sandbags to be prepared to protect Nong Khai’s municipal area.

In Mukdaharn province, Governor Paitoon Rakprates chaired a meeting on the water situation. Three districts in the province are currently at risk of inundation from the Mekong River.

In Bueng Kan, water levels in the Mekong River are only five centimeters below its banks. Round-the-clock monitoring has been ordered as more water is expected to flow in from the Lao PDR and Nong Khai.
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300 more homes flooded in Nakhon Phanom

Flooding is becoming more extensive in this northeastern province with the most recent victims being about 300 households in tambon Hadpaeng of Si Songkham district, inundated after the Songkham River broke its banks.

People in Ban Hadpaeng were forced to move their belongings upstairs and now travel by boat, with the flood water almost one metre deep - the worst flooding in the village in 20 years.

The Songkham river overflowed after receiving water from Sakon Nakhon province. With the level of the Mekong River also continuing to rise, the water cannot be readily drained off, causing flooding.

The situation could worsen. The Mekong River was only about 40 centimetres short of its critical level of 12.6 metres. Communities along the Mekong River have already been flooded.

A one-kilometre section of the main road linking Si Songkham district with Ban Phaeng district was also flooded and impassible to motorcycles and small cars. Highway officials were deployed to direct traffic, and six-wheel trucks provided to take motorcycles through the flooded stretch.

Residents and local officials have been put on a 24-hour alert.

Due to the rising water in the Mekong River, two other key rivers in the province, the Lam Nam Un and the Lam Nam Kam, have also overflowed their banks.
 

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Re: Floods 2018 - Maekhong bursts its banks in photos
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Maekhong bursts its banks as school closes mgronline.com




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Re: Floods 2018 - Vehicles Struggled Though Flooded Roads Video
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2018, 04:41:26 PM »
Flooding overnight in Bangkok and more rain on the way bangkokpost.com

Footage shows vehicles battling through flooded roads after heavy rain swept across Thailand today. Monsoons sweeping in from the Andaman Sea in southern Thailand moved upwards across the land and into the gulf on Thailand sea before hitting central areas in Bangkok by late afternoon local time.


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More rainfall expected in North, Northeast, and East until Sept 9

Residents in the north, northeastern, and eastern regions are advised to beware of heavy rain and flash flooding, while the rise of the Mekong River continues to cause problems for people living in several provinces.

Thailand's Temporary Crisis Center has warned of heavy rain in the provinces of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Lamphun, Lampang, Uttaradit, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon, Mukdahan, Amnat Charoen, Rayong, Chanthaburi, and Trat. More rainfall is expected from September 7th to 9th.

The Mekong River has overflowed its embankments in Nong Khai, Nakhon Phanom, and Mukdahan while Bueng Kan and Khong Chiam district in Ubon Ratchathani are also at risk.

Nam Oon Dam in Sakon Nakhon currently holds 558 million cubic meters of water, down two million cubic meters from the day before. Downstream areas where the river has overflowed its banks include Ban Pok Yai in Phanna Nikhom district in Sakon Nakhon and Ban Na Wa in Na Wa district of Nakhon Phanom.

Kaeng Krachan Dam in Phetchaburi province now holds 753 million cubic meters of water, down two million cubic meters from the day before. The dam’s spillways are currently 96 centimeters under water, but downstream areas are no longer flooded.

Water in Vajiralongkorn Dam in Kanchanaburi province has stabilized at 8.37 billion cubic meters of water. Downstream areas are reportedly safe. The dam has enacted its outflow regime of 58 million cubic meters per day, resulting in the Khwae Noi River rising by around 40 centimeters.

Srinakarin Dam of the same province currently holds over 16.17 billion cubic meters, up 28 million cubic meters from the day before. The current outflow has resulted in the Khwae Yai River rising by around 35 centimeters. Officials plan to adjust the dam’s outflow rate to 28 million cubic meters per day from September 7th - 13th.

Khun Dan Prakarn Chon Dam in Nakhon Nayok province currently holds 197 million cubic meters of water, an increase of three million from the previous day, and is now at 88% of its capacity.

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Re: Floods 2018 - Serious flood warning along major rivers
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Serious flood warning along major rivers

PEOPLE LIVING on the banks of major rivers in Thailand have been warned they face a serious risk of flooding.

The Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) deputy secretary-general Samroeng Sangphuwong, who now heads a war room on water crisis, said people living along Kam, Songkhram, Oun, Kwai Noi, Kwai Yai, Pasak, Prachin Buri and Nan rivers should keep abreast of flood reports.

“Recent heavy downpours look set to increase water levels in these rivers,” he said, adding that Nan province had been hit by 155.5 millimetres of rain in the 24-hour period ending yesterday morning. This rainwater will eventually flow into Nan River.

Somroeng said the Mekong had already overflowed in many provinces, including Nong Khai, Nakhon Phanom and Mukdahan.

“It may also overflow in Bueng Kan and Ubon Ratchathani soon,” he said.

The authorities are also monitoring five major dams, Nam Oun in Sakon Nakhon, Kaeng Krachan in Phetchaburi, Vajiralongkorn and Srinakharin in Kanchanaburi and Khun Dan Prakan Chon in Nakhon Nayok. These dams are 108 per cent, 106 per cent, 94 per cent, 91 per cent and 87 per cent full respectively.

Although floods have already hit many provinces, Deputy Prime Minister General Chatchai Sarikulya said the Meteorological Department had found the country’s overall rainfall to date was below normal levels.

“There are heavy rains only in some areas,” he said.

Chatchai said some provinces have not seen rain for a long period of time and he believed it would be necessary to stage rainmaking operations for some dry zones to prevent drought.

“The prime minister has already been informed of the situation. We will get a clear plan around the middle of this month,” Chatchai said.
 

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Gen Chatchai is confident current flooding is not a serious problem

Deputy Prime Minister Chatchai Sarikalaya today tried to play down the impact of floods that have been hitting many provinces as the average amount of rainfalls across the country this year are still below normal level.

He said areas that have experienced abundant rains this year are the same areas that were hit with  excessive flood water last year.   And there are still many areas which have remained dry without rains for months, prompting Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to order cloud-seeding operations to bring artificial rain to these areas.

As a contingency  plan, however, the deputy prime minister said farmers along Chao Phraya river basin, known as the rice bowl of the country, have been informed that their paddy fields will need to be used as water catchment areas to cope with northern runoffs expected this month when more rainfalls are anticipated.

General Chatchai said as a compensation, fish fries would be released and with the arrival of the dry season next year,  there would still be water in the farmland as well as fish that would be ready for consumption or for sale by the next dry season.

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Re: Floods 2018 - Runoff, mudslides in Nan, households evacuated
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Runoff, mudslides in Nan, households evacuated


A torrent of muddy water streams through Nam Sod Moo 8 village in Thung Chang district of Nan on Tuesday, after an overnight downpour triggered mountain runoff and mudslides in the area. (Photo by 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.

Chainarong Nantasai, chief of Chalerm Prakiat district, led military rangers and local officials on an inspection of the devastation at Pang Hok on Tuesday morning. State assistance was given to the affected households. Fortunately, there were no deaths or injuries.

The district chief ordered the evacuation of 39 people whose houses were in at-risk locations. The families moved to stay with their relatives.

In Thung Chang district, mountain runoff flooded many houses at Nam Sod Moo 8 and Nam Sod Tai Moo 12 in tambon Lae. A mudslide hit Huai Sateng village in tambon Ngob and blocked a local road.

Col Rattana Pattanasophon, commander of the 32nd military ranger task force, on Tuesday sent rangers to assist local mitigation and disaster prevention crews working in the three affected villages.

Nan governor Paisarn Wimolrat on Tuesday ordered  local agencies to closely monitor water levels in the Nan River and its tributaries. Local officials were put on full alert for further emergencies.

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Re: Floods 2018 - Khao Yai torrent floods villages in Prachin Buri
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Khao Yai torrent floods villages in Prachin Buri

Flood-hit villagers in Prachin Buri's Prachantakham district wade in thigh-deep water after being woken in the early hours on Wednesday by a torrent of mountain runoff from Khao Yai National Park. (Photo: Manit Sanubboon)


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.

"The water then moved across a local road and on its way to Ban In Trai," he said, ordering officials to cope with the situation and the inundated communities.

Prachin Buri is one of four provinces which are home to the vast, 2,200-square-kilometre Khao Yai National Park.

Officials said the flooding was caused by mountain runoff, which poured out of Ta Khlo waterfall and down into Prachatakham canal.

The runoff was so powerful the sluice gates had to be opened to discharge water from the Prachantakham barrage dam. It flowed into connected canals downstream, which burst their banks.

"I was plucked from sleep by neighbours shouting  'water coming'," Khai Chaikaeng, a 76-year-old grandmother at Ban Khok Kruat, said.

She saw the flood bursting into dozens of houses and the water rapidly rising to nearly one-metre deep.

People rushed to remove their belongings, amid fears of further torrential runoff as the rain showed no sign of letting up over the mountains.

 

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Re: 2018 won't be 2011 for Bangkok flooding
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2018 won't be 2011 for Bangkok flooding

A woman drowned to death in the capital last night, but although seasonal flooding is approaching the capital, experts said Thursday the death was unrelated and Bangkok will likely be spared from the deluge.

P, 41, drowned Wednesday night in the eastern Bangkok district of Prawet after becoming trapped in her vehicle in a depressed roadway submerged by a flash flood. Her vehicle stalled out in rising waters after she drove into the street near Airport Rail Link Ban Thap Chang. It took seven hours for rescue workers to recover her body.

The wider flooding crisis that has killed dozens since it hit the northern and central regions in July, today reached Prachinburi city, about a two-hour drive east of the capital. Despite rising waters and reports that the nation’s network of dams are filling to capacity, a state engineer and environmental expert said the capital is not under threat.

Flooding in seasonally prone areas is actually happening at statistically lower levels than in previous years, according to Urin Soteyonem, a hydrologist with the Royal Irrigation Department. He said that means a slimmer chance of floodwaters reaching Bangkok.
 

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Re: Floods 2018 - Heavy rains predicted in many parts of country
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Heavy rains predicted in many parts of country

 The Meteorological Department has warned people in many parts of the country to brace themselves for heavy rains from Friday to Monday.

In its third warning of heavy rains issued at 5am on Friday, the department said the heavy rains would be unleashed by a moderate high-pressure area from China that has spread over upper Laos and Vietnam.

At the same time, a monsoon trough lies across the lower north, the Upper Central, the East and the Lower Northeast, while a Southwest monsoon prevails over the Andaman Sea, the South and the Gulf. All the factors will contribute to more rain.

The department said heavy rains will come with gusty winds and people in some areas should be prepared for possible flooding and mudslides.

The department said the areas that are expected to be affect include:

Friday:

Northern: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Uttaradit, Phitsanulok and Phetchabun.

Northeast: Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Nakhon Phanom and Sakon Nakhon

Saturday and Sunday:

Northern: Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Uttaradit, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Phichit, Kamphaeng Phet, Sukhothai and Tak.

Northeast: Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Bungkan, Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon, Mukdahan, Kalasin, Maha Sarakham, Khon Kaen and Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram, Surin, Roi Et, Yasothon, Amnat Charoen, Ubon Ratchathani and Sisaket.

Central: Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Uthaithani, Chai Nat, Nakhon Sawan, Singburi, Ang Thong, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Phranakhon Si Ayutthaya, Nakhon Pathom, Suphan Buri, Samut Songkhram and Samut Sakhon as well as Bangkok and its vicinity.

East: Chachoengsao, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat.

South: Phetchaburi. Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Ranong, Phangnga and Phuket.

Monday:

Northern: Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, Sukhothai, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Phichit, Kamphaengphet and Tak.

Northeast: Surin, Sisaket, Ubon Ratchathani, Amnat Charoen, Yasothon, Roi Et and Mahasarakham.

Central: Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Uthaithani, Chai Nat, Nakhon Sawan, Singburi, Ang Thong, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Phranakhon Si Ayutthaya, Nakhon Pathom, Suphan Buri, Samut Songkhram and Samut Sakhon as well as Bangkok and its vicinity.

East: Chachoengsao, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat.

South: Phetchaburi. Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Ranong, Phangnga and Phuket
 

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Dams can cope with weekend storms: authorities

The water regulation authorities claim they are prepared for heavy rain during the weekend and the situation is under control.

The National Water Resources Office and Royal Irrigation Department (RID) on Friday confirmed that the authorities and the irrigation system were ready to receive large amounts of precipitation during the extraordinary wet period, which is affecting almost every part of the country.

National Water Resources secretary-general Samroeng Sangphuwong revealed that many dams, especially in the north and northeast, had been drained of large quantities of water to make space for what was to come.

Samroeng said because of recent relatively dry days the operation to empty the major dams was smooth.

Nevertheless, he said six large dams were still causing concern as they were above 80-per-cent capacity.

The dams were the Nam Un in Sakon Nakhon (106 per cent), Kaeng Krachan in Phetchaburi (105 per cent), Vajiralongkorn in Kanchanaburi (95 per cent), Srinagarind in Kanchanaburi (91 per cent), Naruebodind Drachinta in Prachinburi (88 per cent), Khun Dan Prakan Chon in Nakhon Nayok (87 per cent) and Ratchaprapa in Surat Thani (85 per cent).

Samroeng said, apart from the Vajiralongkorn and Srinagarind dams in Mae Klong river basin, the discharge rate was higher than the inflow.

RID director-general Thongplew Kongchan said the Chao Phraya and Phetchaburi basins were now under control, as the flow in both rivers had slightly decreased during the week.

The Meteorological Department has issued a weather warning on Friday alerting 46 provinces across the country to the danger of flash floods and landslides.

It said a moderate high-pressure area from China was moving south toward northern Laos and Vietnam, pushing the monsoon across Thailand.

Southern provinces were expected to be hit by storms until Saturday.

As of the latest water situation update on Saturday, there were heavy rain throughout the North and Northern Region, as the precipitation level within 24 hours at Chiang Rai in the North and Ubon Ratchathani in the North East reached 67 millimeters and 47 millimeters respectively.
 

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Re: Floods 2018 - Heavy rains predicted in several parts of country
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Heavy rains predicted in several parts of country

The Meteorological Department Monday warned residents of several northern, northeastern, central and eastern provinces to brace themselves for heavy rains during the day.

In its 15th warning of heavy rains issued at 5am Monday, the department said the downpours would be unleashed by the influence of a high pressure ridge sitting over the upper North and the Northeast extending towards the monsoon trough across Central and Eastern Thailand.

The wet weather would be exacerbated by the southwest monsoon prevailing over the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand.

Heavy rain is forecast for the lower North, the lower Northeast, the Central region and the East.

The affected areas are as follows.

North: Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang and Tak.

Northeast: Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram, Surin, Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchathani.

Central: Kanchanburi, Uthai Thani, Nakhon Sawan, Lop Buri and Saraburi.

East: Prachin Buri, Chanthaburi and Trat.

The department advised the public to monitor weather updated and beware of the severe conditions and possible flash flooding.


 

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Re: Floods 2018 - 28 provinces likely to face more downpours
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2018, 10:40:39 AM »
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28 provinces likely to face more downpours

Much of Thailand will have a break from rainfall tomorrow (12th), but elsewhere, its expected that as many as 28 provinces will experience continuing precipitation.

The 28 provinces are Mae Hong Son, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, Tak, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham, Roi Et, Mukdahan, Amnat Charoen, Ubon Ratchathani, Prachinburi, Chanthaburi, Trat, Kanchanaburi, Uthai Thani, Nakhon Sawan, Lopburi, Saraburi, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon and the capital Bangkok.

Currently there are also six major reservoirs where the water level is still more than 80% of the dam's capacity.

In Sakon Nakhon, water held in Nam Oun Dam is at 547 million cubic meters, which is 105% of its capacity. Meanwhile, the inflow and outflow rates of the dam have decreased. Officials are planning to adjust the water release rate to accommodate the draining process in the area behind the reservoir.

In Phetchaburi, Kaeng Krachan Dam’s water storage is now measured at 721 million cubic meters, 102% of its capacity. The level is still 24 centimeters higher than the spillway.

The water content of Vajiralongkorn Dam in Kanchanaburi Province is at 8.4 billion cubic meters at the time of this report - 95% of its capacity. Meanwhile, officials have indicated that Srinagarind Dam is holding 16.2 billion cubic meters, which transposes to 92% of its capacity. Both dams in the province have reported a decreased outflow rate.

On the other hand in Nakhon Nayok, Khun Dan Prakan Chon Dam’s water storage is now at 191 million cubic meters, which is 86% of its capacity. Finally in Prachinburi, the water in Naruebodindrachinta Reservoir is recorded at 262 million cubic meters, which is 89% of its capacity. The management of both dams is expected to further release water in anticipation of the upcoming precipitation.
 

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Re: Floods 2018 - Torrential rains expected from two incoming storms
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Torrential rains expected from two incoming storms


A Meteorological Department graphic shows the paths of Tropical Storm Barijat and Typhoon Mangkhut, which are heading towards southern China.(Photo from website)

Downpours and rough seas are expected in Thailand over the next six days as two intense storms are heading towards China’s southern shores, the Meteorological Department warned on Wednesday.

Tropical Storm Barijat in the upper South China Sea was packing sustained winds around 70 kilometres per hour at 1 am on Wednesday and was moving westward at a speed of 15kph.

The storm was expected to reach Hong Kong and Hinan island in China between Thursday and Friday.

Coupled with the intensifying southwest monsoon that prevails in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, this would trigger more rain and rough seas, with waves up to two metres high, the weather office said.

Typhoon Mangkhut, in Pacific Ocean, was expected to pass over Luzon Island in the Philippines and also  Taiwan between Friday and Saturday and into the south of China from Sunday to Tuesday.

The typhoon would cause the southwest monsoon covering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand to intensify, triggering more rain, with heavy downpours in some areas, including the Central Plains, the East and the western coast of the South.

People should be vigilant for flash floods, forest runoff, overflows and mudslides, the forecaster said.

Boats should proceed with caution and small vessels should remain ashore from Thursday to Tuesday, when waves would be two or three metres high.

Residents of 53 provinces across the country have been warned to stay vigilant for possible floods between Thursday and Tuesday.

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) said 17 provinces are in the North, 18 in the Northeast, eight on the Central Plains, four in the East and six in the South.

Director-general Chayapol Thitisak said quick response units would be on alert and equipment ready to cope with emergencies, particularly in the low-lying areas, riverside locations and foothills.

Mr Chayapol also detailed the flood situation in Thailand between Aug 17 and Sept 12.

He said the southwest monsoon caused flash floods, overflows and landslides in 20 provinces during the period.

They covered Nan, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Phayao, Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Nong Khai, Nakhon Phanom, Bung Kan, Phetchaburi, Sakon Nakhon, Lop Buri, Nakhon Nayok, Chaiyaphum, Phetchabun, Phichit, Kalasin, Ubon Ratchathani, Prachin Buri and Saraburi.

The DDPM chief said 203,054 people from 6,832 households were affected by the deluge with four deaths during the period. The good news is, the flooding in 13 provinces has now subsided, he added.
 

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Re: Floods 2018 -Water management plans adjusted in anticipation more rain
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2018, 11:20:53 AM »
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Water management plans being adjusted in anticipation of more rain

 The Temporary Crisis Center is to adjust its water management plan for the east after an assessment that rainfall may pick up in October.

Deputy Secretary-General of the Office of National Water Resources and Director of the Temporary Crisis Center Samroeng Saengphuwong, has engaged in a meeting on the weather situation with the Meteorological Department, the Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute and the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency.

The meeting discussed water management plans for Prachinburi, Nakhon Nayok and Bang Pakong rivers, deciding on three approaches. The first is to drain water from areas expected to be hit by rains according to the One Map and storing water in the upper north and upper northeast; the second is to increase monitoring of the Chao Phraya, Nakhon Nayok and Prachinburi rivers across Trat, Chantaburi and Petchaburi provinces, and the third is to lower the water levels of the Nakhon Nayok and Prachinburi rivers while directing the water into eastern irrigation canals and the Chao Phraya River.

A plan for managing Kaeng Krachan Dam waters was also discussed as both the Meteorological Department and Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute foresee heavy rain swelling the reservoir in October. The dam is to be drained of some of its current holding in preparation for renewed inflow.
 

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Re: Floods 2018 - Storms bring portents of heavy rains next week
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Storms bring portents of heavy rains next week

THAILAND is bracing for a series of heavy rains brought by two approaching storms during the next seven days, while people living downstream of dams asked for thoughtful water management to minimise impacts from water discharge.

The Meteorological Department released the weather warning yesterday, cautioning that many parts of Thailand will see a large amount of precipitation from Tropical Storm Barijat, which will affect the northern and northeastern region today and tomorrow, and Typhoon Mangkhut, which will affect the windward areas of the central, eastern, and southwestern region from next Sunday until next Tuesday.

These two storms, though, will not directly hit Thailand. They will strengthen the southwestern monsoon, which will bring heavier rains in the mentioned areas. The Meteorological Department warned that people in these locations should beware of the heavy downpour and stay alert for possible flash floods and landslides.

The stronger monsoon will also stir the sea, causing rough conditions and waves up to three metres in both Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. It would be dangerous for small boats to go out to sea during this period, the Meteorological Department cautioned.

Royal Irrigation Department (RID) deputy director-general Taweesak Thanadechophol said that these two storms were not a high concern for the department, as the RID had already prepared for more precipitation during the rest of September by draining water at all major dams.

“Medium and large reservoirs in the country are now strictly regulated and under careful water management, so considering the overall capacity of every dam, our water management system can receive up to 18.44 billion cubic metres of water,” Taweesak said.

He also assured that the water situation in the Chao Phraya River Basin was also manageable, as four major dams in the water basin still had enough room for more than 7.8 billion cubic metres of water.

“The RID has also ordered the officers at all affected areas to watch out for unexpected emergencies,” he said.

At the local level in the Mae Klong River Basin, Bandit Pansawat, a Samut Songkram resident, said his hometown is at the delta of Mae Klong River and is the lowest downstream area from Vajiralongkorn and Srinagarind dams on each of two main tributaries of Mae Klong River, which was going to discharge more water.

Bandit said the citizens in Samut Songkram were inevitably affected by more water discharge from these two dams upriver, so he asked the water management agencies to carefully manage the water by considering the sea level tide and possible impacts from floods and too much freshwater discharge to the sea.

“Every time the dams discharge too much or too little water, the aquaculture farmers at the river delta will suffer heavily from mass die out due to a rapid change of salinity and water pollution,” Bandit said.
 

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Re: Floods 2018 - Dams increase water release
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Dams increase water release

After heavy rain this week, Srinakarin Dam in Kanchanaburi's Sri Sawat district has increased its water-releasing by 1 million cubic metres per day until September 30, as it now contains 91.8 per cent its capacity.

Dam director Prasert Inthap said the dam would release 29 million cubic metres per day and the smaller downstream reservoir at Tha Thung Na would release about 32 million cubic metres until September 30.

He said any change in the dam's water release would be notified to agencies and residents at least three days in advance. Dam checks would also be changed from twice a week to every day, he added. He said there was nothing to currently cause concern.

Prasert said people could monitor the live feed of the dam athttp://water.egat.co.th or the EGAT Water app.

Vajiralongkorn Dam in Thong Pha Phum district, which now is at 94 per cent capacity, also said it would release 58 million cubic metres per day until September 30.
 

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Typhoon to bring heavy rain in North, Northeast Sept 17-19

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.

The storm was moving west-northwest at a speed of about 30km/hr and is expected to hit southern Guangdong on Sunday night. It is then likely to weaken into a tropical storm, tropical depression and finally a low-pressure area.

From Sept 17-19, heavy rain is predicted in the North and Northeast of Thailand. People should beware of possible flash floods, river overflows and landslides.

Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon over the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand will become stronger, leading to continuous rain, sometimes heavy, across the Central region, the East and the South's west coast.

From Sept 16-20, waves in the Andaman Sea are expected to be 2-4 metres high, accompanied by thundershowers, and 2-3m high in the upper Gulf of Thailand. All vessels are advised to proceed with caution and small boats to stay ashore.

People along the coastline should beware of inshore surges, the department said.
 

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Yothee Kitkungwol, 47, of Chanthaburi in his flooded house early Monday morning



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Thailand to Feel Tropical Storm ‘Mangkhut’s Side Effects: Officials

Although Thailand won’t directly cross paths with tropical storm Mangkhut, the country will suffer inundations from the southwestern monsoons it intensifies.

As Mangkhut on Monday moved into China, Thailand should brace for a week of rains caused by the tropical storm, especially along the western Andaman coast, the north and Isaan provinces, Seree Supratid, director of the Climate Change & Disaster Center, Rangsit University said by phone Monday.

“The storm won’t hit us directly so we can relax a bit,” Seree said. “But we will experience the side effects.”

Seree said Mangkhut had caused the southwest monsoons to strengthen along monsoon troughs, creating heavier rains than usual along western, northern, Isaan and central provinces.

“It won’t be as extreme as in the Philippines, Hong Kong, China or Vietnam,” Seree said.

The state meteorological department issued a statement Monday echoing Seree: Mangkhut’s movement into China’s Yunnan province tomorrow would cause the southwest monsoon to strengthen and shower Isaan through Wednesday with up to 4-meter-high waves along the Andaman coast.

Through Saturday, all provinces should expect a 60 to 80 percent chance of rain, especially in the north, Isaan and the Andaman coast. Bangkok will see a 70 percent chance of rain with lows of 23C and highs of 34C.

Super typhoon Mangkhut weakened to a tropical storm after it made landfall in mainland China, killing at least four, after leaving at least 65 dead in the Philippines

Here are some areas in Thailand that had been affected by monsoon floods Monday.

Yothee Kitkungwol, 47, of Chanthaburi said rain fell for five hours straight Sunday night to early Monday morning from monsoons affected by Mangkhut. Flash floods rushed into Khlung district from Khao Sa Bap mountain.

“I couldn’t sleep all night. I had to be on alert and pack my things to put them in high places,” Yothee said.

In Ratchaburi, areas along the Mae Klong River, several coconut orchards and other agricultural areas were inundated. Ratchaburi receives runoff from the two major Srinakarin and Vajiralongkorn dams in Kanchanaburi.
 

 



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