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sicho

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Re: Good Morning Korat!
« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2009, 04:05:24 PM »
There's some serious flooding downtown today  :D

The late night girlies who hang around there have moved on, presumably! Lets' hope they've been washed down the drain to Pattaya.  ;D
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Good Morning Korat!
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2009, 04:26:40 PM »
The late night girlies who hang around there have moved on, presumably! Lets' hope they've been washed down the drain to Pattaya.  ;D

What do you expect them to do down there, with George gone to Buriram?  :o
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sicho

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Re: Good Morning Korat!
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2009, 10:01:12 PM »
The late night girlies who hang around there have moved on, presumably! Lets' hope they've been washed down the drain to Pattaya.  ;D

What do you expect them to do down there, with George gone to Buriram?  :o

Perhaps he's left a dirty dog behind to take care of them.  :D
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Good Morning Korat!
« Reply #33 on: September 29, 2009, 07:16:07 AM »
Newest forecasts are that tropical storm "Ketsana" is approaching rapidly. From Mukhdahan, Petchabung and Chayaphum floods, landslides and broken dams are already reported. Farmers around here are desperately trying to harvest their rice before the crops are destroyed by heavy rain and floods.
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Franklyb

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Re: Good Morning Korat!
« Reply #34 on: September 29, 2009, 07:56:36 AM »
The daily Poo Yai Baan broadcast this morning was warning all to brace themselves for torrential rain, locals are very wary, as rice was planted late this year, and have had to much rain lately, rice could well be drowned.
 

sicho

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Re: Good Morning Korat!
« Reply #35 on: September 29, 2009, 02:08:32 PM »
What a turnaround! Farmers were losing their crops to drought and now they can expect floods.

Does anyone have a link to internet forecasts on this?
 

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Re: Good Morning Korat!
« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2009, 03:31:30 PM »
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Good Morning Korat!
« Reply #37 on: September 30, 2009, 09:00:56 AM »
Accordning to The Nation the typhoon will hit Thailand today, bad is expected;

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Medical teams on alert in Isaan as Ketsana heads here

Tropical storm Ketsana, which caused at least 240 deaths in the Philippines recently, is due to hit Mukdahan and Ubon Ratchathani in the far Northeast today.

The weather bureau warned yesterday that while the typhoon is expected to weaken as it crosses Vietnam and Laos, it could bring flash floods to many parts of Thailand.

Provinces on alert for Ketsana are Nong Khai, Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon, Mukdahan, Amnat Charoen, Kalasin, Maha Sarakham, Roi Et, Yasothon, Ubon Ratchathani, Si Sa Ket, Surin, Buri Ram, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chanthaburi, Trat, Ranong and Phang Nga.

"People in areas at risk along foothills, near waterways and in lowland areas should watch out for possible sudden flooding," the Meteorological Department said.

Faced with the threat of imminent floods, Dr Chatri Charoencheevakul, secretary general of the Emergency Medical Institute of Thailand, said more than 100 medical teams were now ready to deal with possible emergencies, especially in 14 provinces in the lower Northeast.

"The provincial governors will give orders about related assistance," he said.

Director of the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation, Dr Vithit Attavijjakul, said the GPO could immediately send medical supplies to areas hit by floods, if requested.

"Relevant authorities are doing their best in a bid to prevent floods and also to help flood victims," Interior Minister Chaovarat Chanweerakul said.

He said that each provincial government had up to Bt50 million in emergency funds, which would be reimbursed, if necessary.

The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office 7, which oversees Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom and Mukdahan, set up many rescue teams yesterday.

"They are on standby around the clock," the office's acting director Veerasak Vichiensaen said.

Amnat Charoen Governor Boonsanong Boonmee said he was now concerned about the situation in Hua Taphan and Chanuman districts.

"They are face serious flood risks," he said.

Second Army Region chief Lt General Viboonsak Neeparn said he had troops and supplies ready for relief operations.

"We have trucks, flatbottomed boats and relief items," he said.


The Nation Sept. 30, 2009
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sicho

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Re: Good Morning Korat!
« Reply #38 on: September 30, 2009, 02:45:26 PM »
According to Wunderground, the wind speed of Ketsana has dropped to less than 39mph. Might this mean that the ferocity of the storm is reducing and the flooding could be less than previously forecast?
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Good Morning Korat!
« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2009, 03:49:20 PM »
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KETSANA

Typhoon weakens, becoming tropical depression


Typhoon "Ketsana" has been downgraded to a tropical depression status when it hits Ubon Ratchathani province on Wednesday morning, weather department said.

The department ssaid it was moving west at a speed of 15km/hr, it is forecast to pass over Ubon Ratchathani, Si Sa Ket, Surin, Burirum and Nakhon Ratchasima, causing strong winds and widespread rainfall.

Ubon Ratchathani's 25 districts were underwater as flash flood hit the areas.

While the water level in the Mun River has increased, it is not threatening communities or farmlands.

Thailand's lower northern and central provinces will be influenced by the storm by Wednesday afternoon.

Local residents in low-lying at-risk areas in the Northeast, the East and the South should be on alert for a possible flash flood.

Strong winds and higher waves are likely with at 2 to 3 metres. Shipping is advised to proceed with caution, while fishing boats and other small craft in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand should remain in port.

Tropical storm Ketsana struck the Philippines Saturday, causing floods and affecting more than two million people, with the death toll reaching 245. Upgraded to typhoon status, it was intensified and hit Vietnam on Tuesday, killing at least 41 people.


The Nation Sept. 30, 2009

Just doesn't look as dangerous anymore. But can still cause a lot of problems. Stay alert!
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Jezza

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Re: Good Morning Korat!
« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2009, 01:20:44 AM »
It's quite normal for typhoons to lose strength and die out as they go over land. It's because they lose their source of moisture (from the sea). Typhoons start as clouds over the sea.
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Good Morning Korat!
« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2009, 04:29:32 PM »
There's still enough water to come down it seems:

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17 provinces warned of heavy rains, flash floods



The Meteorological Department announced Thursday the Ketsana storm has weakened and become a low pressure cell over Ubon Ratchathani.

The low pressure cell together with the low pressure trough over the lower North, the Central, the East and the lower Northeast would unleash heavy rains and possible flash floods in 17 provinces.

The provinces are Kamphangphet, Phicit ,Phetchabun, Nakhon Sawan, Loei, Chaiyaphum, Ubon Ratchathani, Sisaket, Surin, Buri Ram, Nakhon Ratchasima, Prachin Buri, Sa Keao, Chanthaburi ,Trat, Ranong and Phang Nga.


The Nation Oct. 1, 2009
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