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Thailand Braces for Tropical Storm “Noul”
« on: September 16, 2020, 11:24:17 PM »
Thailand Braces for Tropical Storm “Noul”
 Agriculture Minister Chalermchai Sri-on ordered the Royal Irrigation Department to brace for the tropical storm “Noul”, which will move into northeastern Thailand this weekend.

The Meteorological Department said the storm is expected to develop to the Category 5, typhoon and make landfall over the middle Vietnam before moving into Thailand’s Northeast from September 18-20.

He instructed officials to prepare for possible floods and to work with local authorities to provide assistance immediately in case of an emergency. He also ordered officials to implement the water management and improve efficiency of existing water storage facilities to ensure enough water in the next dry season.

RID’s director-general, Thongplew Kongchan said heavy machinery and water pumps were dispatched to flood prone areas across the country and safety checks were conducted at dams, reservoirs and sluice gates. Dredging works were done to clear canals and waterways to increase water flow. The meteorological department warned of torrential rain will be possible with strong winds first in the Northeast, then the North, the Central, the East and the South.

People in at-risk areas should beware of flash floods, water runoff and strong wind. In the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, all ships should keep ashore due to 2-3 metre high waves. (TNA)

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Re: Evacuation plans prepared as storm Noul targets Thailand
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2020, 03:48:57 PM »
Evacuation plans prepared as storm Noul targets Thailand

The government has ordered the Disaster Prevention chief and provincial governors to prepare teams and machines to reduce loss of life and damage to property.

The Meteorological Department warned the storm is strengthening as it barrels towards Vietnam and Laos and could become a typhoon by the time it reaches Thailand.

Residents in flood-prone areas have been warned to beware of flash-flooding.

Deputy Interior Minister Nipon Bunyamanee has ordered local authorities to monitor the situation closely and be ready to evacuate residents, especially those living in landslide and flood-prone areas.

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Re: Hospitals Prepare for Storm
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2020, 07:53:09 PM »
Hospitals Prepare for Storm, Possible Floods
Permanent Secretary for Public Health ordered hospitals in the areas vulnerable to floods to prepare help for patients as tropical storm Noul is approaching the country.

Sukhum kanchanipimai instructed provincial public health offices and hospitals in flood prone areas to monitor the situation closely and to prepare mobile medical teams under the emergency response plan to assist patients.

They were ordered to conduct survey on bed-ridden patients, pregnant women and the elderly in the nearby communities to provide care or evacuate them in the event of flood.

They will also stockpile medicines and medical supplies for patients at hosptials and evacuate them to safe areas if the hospitals are hit by floods.

Power backup system, water drainage and power generators will be on hand and ready for use.

Tropical storm Noul is expected to make landfall in Vietnam today and will then move into the Northeast and the North of Thailand from 18-20 September. (TNA)

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Re: Thais told to brace for Noul's wrath
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2020, 12:26:31 PM »

They got that one right it, rain has eased of a little now but this morning it battered down. Heavy downpours are expected to lash all provinces in the Northeast, In Nakhon Ratchasima, Phimai dam has released water for the first time in two years to make room for rainfall from the storm.
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Thais told to brace for Noul's wrath
Heavy downpours are expected to lash all provinces in the Northeast and the East, the first two regions to bear the brunt of the storm, on Friday. Noul will likely also trigger heavy rain as far south as Trang and Satun, the department said.

Bangkok and surrounding provinces are also expected to feel the storm's power, as are western provinces such as Kanchanaburi, as well as Central Plains provinces including Nakhon Sawan, Lop Buri and Saraburi, on Saturday.

The rainfall will persist over much of the country until Sunday.

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Re: Storm brings rain and much-needed relief to Si Sa Ket farmers
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2020, 01:38:47 PM »
Storm brings rain and much-needed relief to Si Sa Ket farmers

Si Sa Ket farmers see hopes of salvaging their dying rice crop, as tropical storm “Noul” brought rains to relieve them from a severe drought.

On Friday rain began falling in the province since morning, and though the storm did not hit as hard as expected the continuous rainfall is giving the farmers some hope.

The Provincial Office Disaster Prevention and Mitigation agreed that the storm would be beneficial to local farmers.

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Storm Noul expected to be downgraded to tropical depression as it heads towards Mukdahan

It is forecast to be downgraded to tropical depression when it reaches Mukdahan

The affected areas are:

Friday/Saturday: Heavy to very heavy rain

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

Northeast: Loei, Nong Bua Lamphu, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Udon Thani, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, Mahasarakham, Kalasin, Mukdahan, Roi Et, Yasothon, Amnat Charoen,

Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Surin, Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchathani

Central: Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Nakhon Sawan, Lop Buri, Ratchaburi, Saraburi, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Suphan Buri, Kanchanaburi and Bangkok and vicinity

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

South: Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun

Sunday: Heavy rain

North: Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, Tak, Sukhothai and Kamphaeng Phet

Central: Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Uthai Thani, Suphan Buri and Chai Nat

East: Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat

South: Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket and Krabi

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Re: Northerners prepare flood defences as Noul blows in
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2020, 04:01:13 PM »

Northerners prepare flood defences as Noul blows in

Residents across the Northeast and North of Thailand rushed to secure their houses and prepare flood defences on Friday as tropical storm Noul arrived in the Northeast.

Locals in one subdistrict of Phichit scrambled to repair their boats after hearing forecasts that heavy rain and strong winds would lash their houses this weekend.

Rang Nok is in a low-lying area and usually the first place to be flooded in Phichit province. Local resident Sa-nguan Boonyaem spoke for many when she said she was concerned about the storm and the flood that would almost inevitably follow.

The storm entered Mukdahan province in the early afternoon on Friday after making landfall over Da Nang in central Vietnam overnight.

It will move west to Kalasin, Khon Kaen and Chaiyaphum provinces before losing intensity after hitting Phitsanulok, said the Meteorological Department.

At the same time, the southwest monsoon will intensify and lash Thailand with more rain, the department added.

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Re: Heavy rain forecast - storm 'Noul' downgraded
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2020, 10:08:09 AM »

Heavy rain forecast for many parts of Thailand, storm 'Noul' downgraded
The category 3 tropical storm “Noul”, which made landfall in Mukdahan province on Friday afternoon, has been downgraded to a tropical depression in Khon Kaen province, the Thailand Meteorological Department said at 4am on Saturday.

The strong southwest monsoon lies across the Andaman Sea, Thailand and the Gulf, the department said, forecasting torrential rains with isolated heavy to very heavy rain in the North, the Northeast, the Central, the East and the South.

People in the risky areas should beware of the severe rains that may cause flash floods and water runoffs, as well as keep off outdoor places, large trees and unsecured buildings, the department said.

The weather forecast for the next 24 hours is as follows:

North: Cloudy with heavy to very heavy rain and strong winds; minimum temperature 24-26 degrees Celsius, maximum 30-33°C .

Northeast: Cloudy with heavy to very heavy rain and strong winds; minimum temperature 22-24°C, maximum 25-29°C.

Central: Cloudy with thundershowers in 80 per cent of the areas and isolated heavy rain; minimum temperature 23-25°C, maximum 31-33°C.

East: Cloudy with thundershowers in 80 per cent of the areas and isolated heavy to very heavy rain; minimum temperature 22-26°C, maximum 29-32°C; waves 2-4 metres high and over four metres during thundershowers.

South (east coast): Cloudy with thundershowers in 70 per cent of the areas and isolated heavy rain; minimum temperature 23-25°C, maximum 30-33°C; waves two metres high and over four metres during thundershowers.

South (west coast): Cloudy with thundershowers in 80 per cent of the areas and isolated heavy rain; minimum temperature 23-24°C, maximum 28-32°C; waves 2-4 metres high and over four metres during thundershowers.

Bangkok and surrounding areas: Cloudy with thundershowers in 80 per cent of the areas and isolated heavy rain; minimum temperature 25-26°C, maximum 30-32°C.

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Re: Storm “Noul” - Khao Yai closed as storm brings down rocks and trees
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2020, 04:59:33 PM »
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Runoff from tropical storm Noul leads to blockages along Thanarat Road
Khao Yai National Park in Pak Chong district was temporarily closed to visitors after runoff from tropical storm Noul brought down several rocks and trees on sections of a road leading to the popular tourist site.

Khao Yai National Park chief Narin Pinsakul on Saturday morning ordered the closure of Thanarat Road leading to the park in tambon Moo Si, where large rocks from the mountain had tumbled onto the road after heavy rain. Many trees were also uprooted and blocked sections of the road, making it impassable to vehicles.

Officials and workers raced to clear the rocks and felled trees. The work was expected to take at least four hours, Thai media reported.

Heavy rain triggered runoff to enter canals, causing them to overflow. Floods were reported in many areas of Pak Chong and Wang Nam Khieo districts. Bo Nam Phud, another popular tourist venue in Pak Chong, was also flooded.

The Nakhon Ratchasima office of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said the storm that pounded the province on Friday night caused flooding in 32 communities in six districts: Muang (19 communities), Pak Chong (5), Theparak (2), Chalerm Prakiat (3), Chum Phuang, (2), and Chok Chai (1).

Officials are now surveying damage to properties and households, said the office.
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Re: Most of Thailand remains in the grip of a rainy spell
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2020, 12:17:47 PM »
Most of Thailand remains in the grip of a rainy spell

Continuous rainfall and isolated heavy rains are likely in the North, the Northeast, the Central, the East and the upper South, the Thailand Meteorological Department forecast on Sunday.

People living in the risky areas should beware of severe rains that may cause flash floods and water runoffs, the department said.

A monsoon trough lies across the lower North, the upper Central and the Northeast with a low pressure cell in the Gulf of Tonkin, while a strong southwest monsoon prevails across the Andaman Sea, Thailand and the Gulf.

North: Very cloudy with fairly widespread thundershowers with isolated heavy rains in Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Kamphaeng Phet, Sukhothai and Tak provinces; minimum temperature 23-25°C, maximum 29-32°C; southwesterly winds 10-30kph

Northeast: Very cloudy with fairly widespread thundershowers; isolated heavy rains in Chaiyaphum and Nakhon Ratchasima provinces; minimum temperature 22-24°C, maximum 28-32°C; easterly winds 10-30kph.

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Re: Storm breaks off entire section of island
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2020, 05:43:34 PM »
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A large section of an island in the Mu Ko Angthong National Marine Park has split off from the main island, probably because heavy rain and strong waves caused limestone to crumble into the sea, according to park chief Piya Nunil.

Mu Ko Angthong is a marine national park in the Gulf of Thailand in Ko Samui district. The park covers a total area of 102 square kilometres and comprises 42 islands. The islands in the Mu Ko Angthong National Marine Park are made of limestone that dates from about 260 million years ago. The southwest part of Ko Hintaek, one of the park's islands, sheared off from the rest of the island -- about 15-20% of the total area.

Mr Piya said the phenomenon might have been caused by erosion sparked by heavy rain and strong ocean waves.  A warning his been issued for boats to keep a safe distance from Ko Hintaek for safety reason, as chunks of limestone are still breaking off and falling into the sea, Mr Piya said
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Re: Baby elephant grieves after being separated from mum by storm 'Noul
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2020, 12:32:55 AM »
Baby elephant grieves after being separated from mum by storm 'Noul 
A baby elephant was in tears all night on Saturday after being separated from his mother by tropical storm "Noul".

Officers of Thap Lan National Park in Prachinburi province were notified of the situation by locals and tourists who heard the noise of the baby crying. They reported that it was a four-month-old male elephant, which showed signs of hunger and stress, and had possibly got separated from the herd and his mother.

The elephant was taken to the park’s animal nursery, as it was too dangerous to leave it outside during the storm, with the threat of landslides. Some locals said that they had heard the noise of an elephant, which the park’s officers believed could be the mother. They said they would reunite mother and baby soon after he recovers from his present condition.  nationthailand.com
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Re: storm Noul - Trat Chaiyaphum and Ranong hit bad - pics
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2020, 11:22:46 AM »
After tropical storm Noul Trat Chaiyaphum, Ranong hit badly - pics from dailynews.co.th
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Re: 27 provinces worst affected by storm 'Noul'
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2020, 03:33:22 PM »

27 provinces worst affected by storm 'Noul'
Twenty-seven provinces were hit by tropical storm "Noul" last week, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said on Sunday.

The report published on Sunday at 6pm stated that the storm, together with the influence of the southwest monsoon from the Andaman, had triggered flash floods, storms and landslides from September 18-20.

The 27 provinces affected by “Noul” are: Lampang, Lamphun, Tak, Phetchabun, Loei, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Mukdahan, Ubon Ratchathani, Roi Et, Maha Sarakham, Surin, Buriram, Si Sa Ket, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi, Prachinburi, Chanthaburi, Trat, Chumphon, Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun.

At least 1,929 households faced repercussions from the storm, one victim in Rayong was killed by a falling tree and two were injured in Phetchabun also from falling trees.

As of Sunday, 19 provinces faced massive flooding. They were: Lampang, Tak, Phetchabun, Loei, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Mukdahan, Ubon Ratchathani, Surin, Buriram, Sisaket, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi, Prachinburi, Chanthaburi, Trat, Chumphon, Ranong and Phang-nga. There are no reports of any deaths.

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Storm ensures tap water supply, farm irrigation still uncertain

The Royal Irrigation Department is confident there is enough water in storage reservoirs throughout the country for home consumption this dry season following torrential rain brought by tropical storm Noul.

However, more rain is needed to ensure adequate supplies for farm irrigation.

Director-general Thongplew Kongchan said on Monday that runoff from storm Noul would continue to flow into major reservoirs over the next two days.

ฺThere would be sufficient water for home consumption throughout the dry season, he said.

However, another storm was needed to ensure the farm sector has enough water.

Major reservoirs now store a total of 46.88 billion cubic metres of water, or half their total capacity, according to figures supplied by the Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute on Monday.

Mr Thongplew warned farmers who rely on water from Lam Sae Dam in Khon Buri district of Nakhon Ratchamisa that the level at the dam remains low.

Although most dam reservoirs in the country were now about half full, Lam Sae was at only 17%. This was a critical level, the institute warned.

Storm Noul brought heavy rain that caused flooding and disruption in many provinces, with the northeastern region taking the brunt of it.

Flooding was reported in 20 provinces. One man died under a tree brought down by the storm in Ranong, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported.

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Re: Basic medicines delivered to provinces battered by Noul
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2020, 09:22:56 PM »
Basic medicines delivered to provinces battered by Noul
The Public Health Ministry has delivered more than 20,000 medical sets to 11 provinces that were hit by flash floods on Sunday (September 20) in a bid to protect people.

Dr Sukhum Kanchanapimai, the ministry’s permanent secretary, said after tropical storm Noul brought flash floods to many areas, the ministry delivered basic medicines to the provinces of Ubon Ratchathani, Songkhla, Nakhon Phanom, Tak, Prachin Buri, Nakhon Pathom, Mukdahan, Narathiwat, Chachoengsao, Roi Et and Bueng Kan.

Sukhum also called on local public health officials to attend to patients with chronic disease, children and pregnant women and advise them on how to protect themselves from conditions such as flu, diarrhoea, leptospirosis and dengue fever.

“Five hospitals, 11 subdistrict health promoting hospitals and two district public health offices in the affected provinces are open again for service,” he said.

“We want to ask people to keep warm, and if they have a fever, cough, sore throat and runny nose, they should wear facemasks to prevent transmission and see a doctor at the medical centre as soon as possible,” he added.

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Re: Monsoon weakens in most parts of Thailand
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2020, 07:26:57 PM »
Monsoon weakens in most parts of Thailand
The Thailand Meteorological Department forecast on Tuesday (September 22) that the monsoon trough lies across the North and the upper Northeast while the southwest monsoon across the Andaman Sea, Thailand and the Gulf is weakening, resulting in less rain all over the country.

Moderate wind waves are likely in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand with waves 1-2 metres high in the Andaman Sea and more than two metres high during thundershowers. Ships have been advised to exercise caution during thundershowers.

The weather forecast for the next 24 hours:

North: Mostly cloudy with thundershowers in 60 per cent of the areas; minimum temperature 22-25 degrees Celsius and maximum 30-33°C.

Northeast: Mostly cloudy with thundershowers in 40 per cent of the areas; minimum temperature 24-25°C and maximum 30-33°C.

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Re: Thailand Braces once again flood alert as storm blows in
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2020, 07:32:11 PM »

Thailand on flood alert as storm blows in

Authorities are monitoring for flooding on Friday (October 9) after a tropical depression blew in from the Andaman Sea.

The monsoon depression will bring heavy rain and strong winds to the lower Northeast, as well as the East, Central and South regions.

The prime minister and Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry have ordered the Royal Irrigation Department (RID) to monitor for flooding and prepare disaster-relief equipment.

Meanwhile, the Thai Meteorological Department forecasts waves of 2-4 metres high and has warned boats on the Andaman coast and upper Gulf to stay ashore for the next two days.

Irrigation projects have been tasked with controlling the level of reservoirs and clearing irrigation and drainage channels.

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Re: Continuous rain, strong winds forecast for many parts
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2020, 11:22:30 AM »

Continuous rain, strong winds forecast for many parts of Thailand
The Thailand Meteorological Department forecast on Saturday that the monsoon trough lies across the lower Central, the upper South and the East, while the strong southwest monsoon prevails across the Andaman Sea, Thailand and the Gulf.

Continuous showers are likely across the country with isolated heavy rain and strong winds possible in the Northeast, the East and the Central, including Bangkok and its vicinity and the South. People in risky areas should beware of severe conditions, the department said.

Strong winds will blow over the Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf with waves are 2-3 metres high and more than four metres high in thundershowers. All ships should proceed with caution and keep off thundershowers, the department cautioned.

The weather forecast for the next 24 hours:

North: Mostly cloudy with thundershowers in 30 per cent of the areas; minimum temperature 22-26 degrees Celsius, maximum 29-32°C.

Northeast: Cloudy with thundershowers in 70 per cent of the areas and isolated heavy rain; minimum temperature 22-23°C, maximum 27-30°C.

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Re: Tropical storm 'Linfa'
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2020, 11:13:42 AM »
Tropical storm 'Linfa' could make landfall in Vietnam today
The category 2 tropical depression was intensifying to tropical storm “Linfa” over the middle of the South China Sea at 5am on Sunday, the Thai Meteorological Department said.

Centred at latitude 14.5 degrees north, longitude 111.2 degrees east, with sustained winds of 65 kilometres per hour (kph), the storm is moving west at a speed of about 20kph. The storm is expected to move ashore into Vietnam and make landfall in Vietnam on Sunday/Monday.

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More rain, flood to come as 'Linfa' nears
The Meteorological Department is warning of heavy rain and flooding across the Northeast, Central Plains and the South after tropical storm Linfa moved in from the South China Sea into Vietnam yesterday.

The department said tropical storm Linfa made landfall in Quang Ngai, Vietnam yesterday, with sustained winds reported to be around 75 kilometres per hour.

The storm is moving west at a speed of 30km/h and is expected to weaken into a Category 2 tropical depression, before dissipating into a Category 1 active, low-pressure cell.

That said, the department said the weather system will cause widespread downpours and flooding in Mukdahan, Yasothon, Roi Et, Amnat Charoen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Surin, Buri Ram, Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchathani.

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Provinces in Northeast, South in the line of fire from increased storm activity
Three storms could be heading Thailand's way and nine provinces in the Northeastern region could face the direct impact, the Thai Meteorological Department has warned.

Kornrawee Sitthichivapak, the department's deputy director-general, said that tropical storm "Linfa" covering Laos has weakened to monsoon depression which would soon reach Thailand's Northeast, affecting Mukdahan, Roi Et, Yasothon, Amnat Charoen, Ubon Ratchathani, Sisaket, Surin, Buriram and Nakhon Ratchasima.

The monsoon trough and southwest monsoon are other factors that would increase the volume of rain in provinces in the southern region, such as Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Krabi, Phuket, Phang-nga, Satun and Trang.

Moreover, Thailand might also be confronted by a depression in the South China Sea becoming a tropical storm, while a low-pressure area near the Philippines had the potential of growing stronger.

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Re: Thai military on standby to help victims of tropical storm Nangka
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2020, 08:18:54 PM »

Thai military on standby to help victims of tropical storm Nangka
Military units, tasked with public disaster relief responsibilities,have been placed on standby, to help people affected by flooding, as Thailand’s Meteorological Department warns of heavy rains, from tomorrow until Friday, triggered by tropical storm Nangka, which is forecast to make landfall in Vietnam tomorrow or Thursday.  full article thaipbsworld.com
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Re: Fears grow as floods rise in Phimai
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2020, 03:06:28 PM »
Fears grow for Thai ‘Angkor Wat’ as floods rise in Phimai
The historical town of Phimai is being threatened by floods as waters rise in the Northeast’s Nakhon Ratchasima province.

Thailand’s most important ancient Khmer temple complex lies just downstream from the Phimai dam, which is preparing to release more water into the already overflowing Mun River.

Water overflowing from the Mun in recent days has flooded two Phimai subdistricts. More than 100 rai of farmland in Rang Ka Yai and Tha Luang is now under 50-60 centimetres of water. Locals are now bracing for the flooding to spread as the dam releases more water to ease pressure from weeks of heavy rain.

Residents are scrambling to defend the businesses in the town and also protect the Phimai Historical Park, a Unesco world heritage site that marks the end of the ancient Khmer highway from Angkor in modern-day Cambodia. The thousand-year-old historical park is also an important tourism site, attracting hordes of Thai and foreign visitors who boost the local economy.

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Tropical Storm Nangka to bring more rain to Northeast




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Flash floods, landslides hit 20 provinces nationthailand.com
Monsoon storms have triggered flash floods and landslides in 20 provinces, affecting a total of 15,740 households, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said on Thursday.

The storms left a trail of destruction across Ratchasima, Sisaket, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi, Chonburi, Rayong, Kanchanaburi, Chainat, Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Nakhon Ratchasima, Surat Thani, Phang Nga, Krabi, Phuket, Trang, Satun and Songkhla.

Flooding has hit six provinces – Nakhon Ratchasima, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, Surat Thani, Trang and Satun – where local officials are scrambling to help victims.

One person has been killed, said the department.
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Re: Stormy weekend forecast for most of Thailand
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2020, 03:34:38 PM »

Stormy weekend forecast for most of Thailand
The Meteorological Department has announced that Thailand will be affected by storms until Monday.

A Category 1 active low-pressure cell east of the Philippines has intensified into a Category 2 tropical depression, and as of 10am on Thursday, it was moving slowly northwest into centre of South China Sea with maximum sustained winds at about 55 kilometres per hour.

On Saturday and Sunday, it is expected to intensify to a Category 3 tropical storm making landfall in central Vietnam.

Meanwhile, heavy to very heavy rains have been forecast in some areas in the North, Central, Northeast and East, with warnings of flash floods and runoffs.

In addition, a strong monsoon trough is lying across lower Central region, upper South and the East, while strong Southwest monsoon is covering the Andaman Sea, the South and the Gulf of Thailand. These will bring isolated heavy to very heavy rains.

Meanwhile, up to 3-metre high waves have been forecast in the Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf, which are expected to rise higher during thundershowers.

People have been warned of surf, ships have been told to proceed with caution, while small boats are advised to remain ashore.

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Re: North Isan brace for floods - Storm heads in
« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2020, 10:36:39 AM »
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provinces in the Northeast and the South of Thailand are facing floods as a storm approaches.

The Meteorological Department warned the North, the Northeast, Central area and the East to brace for another storm from South China Sea, moving towards Vietnam on Friday.

The department said that one depression moved from the South China Sea to Vietnam yesterday and caused downpours in the North, Northeast, Central region and the East. Heavy rain in those regions is expected until tomorrow, while in the South, a southwestern monsoon has brought heavy rain to many areas and will cause big swells in the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand.

In Nakhon Ratchasima, water discharged from the Lam Phra Phloeng Dam caused flooding in Pak Thong Chai district overnight, with floodwater rising to the roofs of many one-storey houses.

Rescue workers yesterday used boats to distribute relief supplies to affected people in flood-hit areas in the district after the water level at the dam exceeded its storage capacity, prompting officials to accelerate water discharges.

A huge amount of discharged water flowed into main and irrigation canals, causing them to burst their banks and flood farmland and many houses on Thursday night.

Fifteen homes in Khok Samran village and 21 houses in Takhian Khu village in tambon Takhob were under water, authorities reported.

Pak Thong Chai district chief Banlang Waisiri sent people to distribute drinking water, food and other relief items to affected households.

In municipality areas of the province, flooding is expected to rise to a depth of 30cm. One stable was inundated with 14 horses evacuated.

Yesterday, the Mun River in Ubon Ratchathani was measured at 5.6 metres, 9cm higher than the previous day, and villagers in municipality areas, located in the lower plain, have been evacuated with their belongings after their houses along the river were submerged.

In Buri Ram, Anupong Suksomnit, the deputy governor, deployed rescuers to help flood victims in Khu Mueang district as their houses and paddy fields were flooded.

In Trang, the Trang River overflowed and hit two districts, Mueang and Sikao. Sixty families in the municipality area were flooded after water rose to 30-150cm.

Duangkhae Rakpong, a villager, said her area is located near waste water so villagers often contract athlete's foot and leptospirosis when they have to wade through flooded areas.

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Re: Flood-risk villagers told to stay alert
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Flood-risk villagers told to stay alert
(NNT) - The latest weather advisory from the Meteorological Department has led provinces at risk of flooding to prepare themselves for impact, and warn villagers to be on alert in order to minimize damage.

In Ubon Ratchathani, the province has opened a Heavy Rain Response Center where governor Sarit Witoon urged all units to develop their response plans and prepare to assist the public, including possible evacuations and the removal of water hyacinth obstructing the flow in waterways.

Provincial officials are instructed to get the latest update on water volume at 13 reservoirs in the province, and to inform villagers along the Mun River to keep themselves updated on the latest news.

Meanwhile, Chainat province has warned villagers to be on alert from today until 19th October, by instructing local government agencies to inform the general public in flood-risk areas to prepare for possible flash floods and strong winds.

In Bangkok, Deputy Governor Sakchai Boonma has called a meeting of the city’s Flood Management and Mitigation Coordination Center to prepare for expected widespread precipitation. City Hall will be deploying officers and installing additional water pumps at flood-risk locations, managing the drainage of key canals to make room for rainwater, and closely monitoring rain patterns at the city’s 24-hour flood prevention control center.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will be working with the Royal Irrigation Department to manage the volume of water in the eastern part of Bangkok, and closely monitor the water levels of canals in order to mitigate expected flooding.

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Re: flood crisis - 3 killed, over 63,000 households hit in 33 provinces
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3 killed, over 63,000 households hit by flooding in 33 provinces
Three people have been killed so far, three injured and 63,672 households affected by the flood crisis caused by storms since October 7, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation reported on Thursday.

Some 33 provinces have been hit by the disaster – Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum, Sisaket, Buriram, Surin, Prachinburi, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi, Chonburi, Rayong, Uthai Thani, Samut Songkhram, Samut Sakhon, Suphanburi, Kanchanaburi, Chainat, Singburi, Ratchaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Pathum Thani, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani, Phang Nga, Krabi, Phuket, Trang, Satun and Songkhla.

Even though the situation in 14 provinces has improved, flood water remains in 17 provinces.

Rescuers have been dispatched to help affected people and solve water drainage problems.

The department is coordinating with various organisations in each province to handle the crisis and examine the damage in order to request financial assistance from the Finance Ministry.  nationthailand.com
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