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Offline Johnnie F.

Flood again!
« on: September 30, 2016, 08:47:58 AM »
For a long time the river behind my house had very little and salty water only; those times are over now, as it went over the banks last night, nearly flooding houses in the village here. And the water level is still rising...

Let's hope Lamthakom can fill up again.  Last news I heard it was down to 10% of its holding capacity. Our river here is supplied by Lam Chiang Krai, a smaller dam supplying the rice farmers, that already burst a couple of times in the last decade, destroying rice plantations and damaging houses.
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Flood again!
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2016, 11:51:48 PM »

Floodwaters surround a temple in Muang district of Nakhon Ratchasima after the Lam Khiangkrai River overflowed into riverside communities. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)

Overflow from the Lam Khiangkrai River in Nakhon Ratchasima has swamped riverside communities in Muang district, flooding 500 houses and thousands of rai of farmland. At Lam Choeng Krai village in tambon Khok Sung, floodwater was between 30 centimetres and one metre deep on Saturday. More than 5,000 rai of agricultural areas were submerged.

Nakhon Ratchasima governor Wichian Chantharanothai on Saturday inspected flood-hit areas in the community and provided assistance to affected households. He ordered officials to survey damage caused to farmland.

In Phimai district, the Chakkarat River burst its banks on Saturday, affecting more than 20 households. Residents of Wang Kum village rushed to move their belongings to higher ground as floodwater rose above 30cm. Some householders were unable to get their belongings to safety in time as the water rose rapidly.

Authorities have warned residents of riverside communities in Chalerm Phrakiat and Phimai districts to brace themselves for possible flooding as excess water from the Lam Khiangkai River was now flowing into the Moon River.

Full article at \Bangkok Post
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Offline thaiga

Re: Flood again!
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2016, 11:05:40 PM »
Floods pound North, Northeast, Central Plains

A dog seeks shelter on a temple hall in Nakhon Ratchasima. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)

In Nakhon Ratchasima, local residents from 500 households in flood-hit Lam Choeng Krai village in tambon Khok Sung are refusing to evacuate after their village had been inundated for five days.

The village was hit by overflow from the Lam Kriangkrai River. More than 5,000 rai of agricultural area in the village was submerged.

The provincial disaster prevention and mitigation office told local residents to evacuate three days ago. There had been more than 100 cases of athlete’s foot reported in the village.

Win Khongchan, 46, a local resident, said he and other residents did not want to evacuate as they were worried about their belongings. The village was about 80cm under floodwater.

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

Offline sowhat

Re: Flood again!
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2016, 01:35:30 PM »
i read in the bangkokpost they have started moving the elec/meters higher away from the water

Bangkok on flood alert / i wouldn't think putting them electric cables underground would be a good idea just yet :o

Offline thaiga

Re: Flood again! - Flood battle on Mitraphap Road - more rain to come
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2016, 06:35:27 PM »

                       Flood battle on Mitraphap Road with more rain to come

Workers drain water from the Saraburi-bound side opf the Mitraphap Road in Si Khiu district, Nakhon Rathchasima, on Friday. (Photo from @K5_Rescue)

Earth moving machinery has been stationed at strategic points along Mitraphap Road in Nakhon Ratchasima to help prevent more flooding of the main highway to the Northeast and a repetition of the traffic horrors of the last two days.

A section of the main highway in Si Khiu district at kilometre marker 94 was again flooded on Thursday morning, making motorists miserable with traffic bumper to bumper for about 10 kilometres on inbound lanes heading to Saraburi from Nakhon Ratchasima.

The water level has since dropped, with small vehicles able to  use the road again but warned to avoid the area if possible.

Workers brought in tracked hydraulic shovels to open channels and drain off the water to nearby canals flowing to Lam Takong reservoir, and pumps were put to work in the worst sections. (continues below)

A hydraulic shovel clears a channel to drain water along the Mitraphap Road on Thursday. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)

Suthep Ruenthawil, director of the disaster prevention and mitigation office in Nakhon Ratchasima, said on Friday the backhoes and pumps  were now on permanent  standby in the area to help prevent or quickly clear any future flooding of the road, which is the main highway to the northeastern region.

Nakhon Ratchasima is among provinces where more rain is forecast.

"People in the lower part of the northern region, lower northeastern region, central region, eastern region and western part of the southern region should be ready for more heavy rain," the weather office warned on Friday.

Rain has raised the level of the Chao Phraya River, with the Chao Phraya Dam in Chai Nat increasing the volume of water being discharged downstream, flooding large areas of Chai Nat, Sing Buri, Ang Thong and Ayutthaya.

On Friday, the dam was releasing water at 1,988 cubic metres per second, up from 1,974 cmps.

Warnings have been issued to people in the four provinces that the floodwater level could rise  least 10 centimetres over the weekend.

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.