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Korat City disappears - flood waters (video)
« on: October 16, 2020, 11:21:43 AM »
Korat City disappears - flood waters

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Residents along Thailand’s Lam Phra Ploeng River warned of possible flooding
People living along the Lam Phra Ploeng River in the Chokechai district of Thailand’s northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima have been advised to move their valuables to higher ground in anticipation of flooding.

Heavy rain, measured at 102.8mm and thought to be the heaviest in five years, poured into Muang district of Nakhon Ratchasima last night, causing widespread flooding as drains were unable to cope with the huge volume of water.

The water pressure forced several drain covers to become displaced, leaving manholes uncovered and trapping several cars and motorcycles.
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Re: Korat City disappears - Korat dam discharge floods farms, houses
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 07:51:17 PM »
Korat dam discharge floods farms, houses
Relief effort under way after canals overflow banks
Water discharged from the Lam Phra Phloeng Dam caused flooding in Pak Thong Chai district of Nakhon Ratchasima overnight, with floodwater rising to the roofs of many one-storey houses.

Rescue workers on Friday boarded flat-bottomed 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.
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Flood prompts evacuation of villagers as dam overflows
Lam Phra Ploeng Dam is discharging excess water in large volumes, threatening to submerge the entire Ban Na Klang village, due to heavy rain. It has prompted an emergency evacuation of residents living there, according to a provincial authority alert yesterday.

Persistent heavy rainfall has compounded flooding in vast areas including Pak Thong Chai and Muang districts.

The inundation is a result of Tropical Storm Nangka last week, which has since been downgraded but is still causing damage to property and infrastructure in this part of the kingdom.

The storm has sent dams and reservoirs in the province surging with excess water, causing authorities to keep a close watch on Lam Phra Ploeng Dam in Pak Thong Chai.

Heavy rain has seen the dam's water level reach a critical point. The water was siphoned into Khlong Lam Phra Ploeng, a canal nearby, but it too has overflowed, and water from there is now flooding Ban Na Klang in tambon Bor Thong.

The village, at the epicentre of the flooding, had become cut off after the single road which leads in to the area became submerged. It was reported that the flood level in the small village of 48 households had risen to 1.2 metres by Saturday afternoon.

Local authorities have sent flat-bottomed boats to help evacuate stranded villagers. It was unclear where they are being taken.

Kiattisak Nookaew, director of Royal Irrigation Office 8, said Lam Phra Ploeng Dam is structurally sound and able to withstand the pressure after leading a team of engineers and experts to inspect the dam's capacity.

Meanwhile in neighbouring Prachin Buri, water run-off from the forests in the province flooded a section of Ban Nong Don-Noen Sung Road in Kabin Buri district, leaving smaller vehicles unable to use it.

Farmers also rushed to harvest cassava and paddy rice after their fields were inundated by flood water.

The category 2 tropical depression over central Vietnam had weakened to become a category 1 active low-pressure cell in Cambodia, according to the Thai Meteorological Department's weather update on Saturday.

Heavy rain is expected in the lower North, Central Plains, Northeast and Eastern parts of Thailand.

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Ten Nakhon Ratchasima districts on alert for flooding as dam nears overflow point
The chiefs of 10 districts in Nakhon Ratchasima province have been told to issue urgent warnings to local people to beware of floods, as continuous rains could cause water in the Lam Ta Khong dam, which is now at 96.43 per cent of its capacity, to overflow.

Governor Wichian Chantharanothai on Sunday evening dispatched the urgent letters to the district chiefs.

The 10 districts are: Sikhio, Sung Noen, Kham Thale So, Muang, Chaloem Phra Kiat, Non Thai, Non Sung, Phimai, Chum Phuang and Lam Thamenchai.

“District chiefs must urge people living near banks of rivers connected to the dam, including Boriboon River, Cherng Krai River, Moon River, as well as the basins near these rivers, to prepare for evacuation in case of flash floods, as well as move their belongings to higher ground,” said the letter.

“Furthermore, district chiefs must prepare shelters for evacuees and provide updates on the rain and water situation to local communities using mobile public relations vehicles.”

Rescue staff are also urged to prepare their equipment and stand by for dispatch 24/7.

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Over 50 houses submerged after reservoir levee fails in Nakhon Ratchasima
More than 50 houses, in a small village in Pak Thong Chai district of Thailand’s northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, are partially under water today after a wall of water cascaded downstream when a reservoir retaining wall collapsed.

After several days of heavy rain, the Hin Ta Ngo Reservoir, in Tambon Kam Nang Kaew, became so engorged that the earthen levee could no longer withstand the pressure of the excess water and burst, sending water rushing downhill to flood Village 3.
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Re: Korat City disappears - weir collapses in Korat (video)
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2020, 03:56:52 PM »
Pak thong chai more than a million cubic meters of water burst through a weir that collapsed - video from sanook.com

video here https://video.sanook.com/player/1310965/
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Re: Korat City disappears - Sandbag wall erected to protect museum
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2020, 05:25:16 PM »
Sandbag wall erected to protect Nakhon Ratchasima museum from floodwater incursion
A wall of sandbags has been erected around Phimai National Museum in Nakhon Ratchasima province as massive water flows are expected within five days.

Chamnan Kritsuwan, director of the 10th regional office of the arts department at Nakhon Ratchasima, and Somdet Leelamanotham, chief of the Phimai Historical Park, came up with the measure to prevent water overflowing from dams in the northern region entering the museum.
Some 4,000 sandbags were placed around the museum to protect valuable assets inside the building such as earthenwares, statues and antiques from the Dvaravati period.

The sandbags barrier stands 60 centimetres above Mun River and 1 metre above the water level. It is expected to be high enough to keep at bay the water inflows. Chamnan said residents of Phimai district had been warned to move to higher ground as the water would arrive in five days and movable historical artefacts in the museum were also taken to safe places.  nationthailand.com
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Re: Korat - Pak Thong Chai Flood waters rising - some evacuate (pics)
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2020, 10:27:12 AM »
 Flood waters rising - some evacuate Pak Thong Chai pics @ dailynews.co.th
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Re: Korat dams fill up to brim
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2020, 10:46:07 AM »
Korat dams fill up to brim
11 districts told to prepare for floods
Residents living in districts downstream of Lam Takhong Dam in Si Khiu district have been told to prepare to evacuate as water levels at the dam exceeded its maximum capacity yesterday.

As of yesterday morning, Lam Takhong Dam held 319.3 million cubic metres (m³) of water -- or 101.5% of its design capacity of 314 million m³.

Governor Wichian Chantharanothai has asked officials in 11 districts, including Si Khiu, Sung Noen and Kam Thale So, Muang and Chalerm Phra Kiat, to warn residents living along the Lam Takhong, Lam Boribun, Lam Choeng Krai and Nam Mun rivers to evacuate the homes if floods are reported.

Chayutpong Amrungsuk, director of Lam Takhong Water Operations and Maintenance Project, said while the dam can still hold an additional 50 million m³ of water, residents of riverside communities are advised to keep an eye out for rising water levels.

Similar warnings were issued around Lam Phra Pholeng Dam in Pak Chong Thai district, which holds 169.13 million m³ of water -- or 109% of its design capacity of 155 million m³.

The dam's sluices have been closed to minimise the risk of flooding in downstream areas, but about an average of 6.6 million m³ of water is still flowing down its spillway each day, officials said.

Yesterday, the high volume of water discharged from the dam caused creeks and rivers downstream of the dam to overflow, inundating a section of Highway 304 in front of Ban Muangpak Samakkhi School under 50 centimetres of water and causing traffic disruptions.

Meanwhile, floods of about 80cm deep were reported in Rong Kluea market and Aranyaprathet municipality in Sa Kaeo, after run-off from Watthana Nakhon district caused the Prom Hod canal which runs through Aranyaprathet district to overflow.

A local source said over 10,000 villagers around the market have been affected.

Floods of about 50cm were also reported in 12 villages along the Thai-Cambodian border, prompting the evacuation of households and livestock. In several areas, villagers were forced to resort to using handmade rafts to reach higher grounds, as the floods had rendered some roads impassable.

In Prachin Buri, water in Pra Prong, Hanuma and Prachin Buri rivers have risen by 20cm, causing floods which disrupted vehicle access.

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Re: Korat flood fears ease as dam level stabilises
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2020, 05:39:41 PM »
Korat flood fears ease as dam level stabilises 

The water level in a Nakhon Ratchasima dam has begun to stabilise after surging beyond maximum capacity on Monday, triggering a warning for residents in six districts downstream to evacuate.

On Monday, Lam Takhong dam held 330 million cubic metres of water, or 105 per cent of its maximum level, but runoff is now decreasing, Lam Takhong Water Operations director Chayutpong Amrungsuk said on Tuesday.

Floodgates have also been strengthened so that the dam can now safely store up to 37 million cubic metres, he said. The dam structure had remained stable and no water had been released so far, he added. Meanwhile, no more heavy rain is forecast for the area, as Thailand enters the dry winter season.   

“We are confident that we will be able to manage the water in Lam Takhong Dam for sure,” said Chayutpong. nationthailand.com
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Re: Parts of Nakhon Ratchasima reel under floods
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2020, 12:33:19 PM »
Parts of Nakhon Ratchasima reel under floods 
The flood situation in Nakhon Ratchasima remains critical as more water has accumulated in the area behind Phimai dam, resulting in a higher water level.

On Wednesday morning, agricultural areas in Tha Luang, Rang Ka Yai and Samrit districts were flooded by 1-metre-high water, while the water level in Phimai district was 20 centimetres, cutting off the Tha Luang-Phimai Road.

Governor Wichien Chantharanotha has warned people who live in lowlands or near the water basin to evacuate and closely follow the situation.

Local governments, the private sector and volunteers are gathering to mitigate the situation and assist people affected by the flood. nationthailand.com
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Re: Korat residents wallow in stinking flood waters
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2020, 02:07:48 PM »
Nakhon Ratchasima residents wallow in stinking flood waters
The flood crisis in Nakhon Ratchasima province worsened on Thursday as the water flooding more than 20 houses in Phimai district has started putrefying.

Other than rising water levels, now Phimai residents have to deal with bad odour from floodwater that has been standing still for more than a week. Aerial views showed water flowing out of Mun River into residential areas and some 10 pumps being used to drain the water into Phimai dam.

However, with 4.42 million cubic metres, the dam has gone beyond its capacity of 3.6 million cubic metres and will soon have to release water to prevent another flood.  nationthailand.com

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Re: Overflowing Korat dam floods 500 households
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2020, 11:45:14 AM »
Overflowing Korat dam floods 500 households
Water overflowing from Nakhon Ratchasima’s Lam Ta Khong Dam has flooded villages downstream to a level of 50-60 centimetres.

About 500 households have been hit by the flooding, with 20  now uninhabitable. Residents have been warned to evacuate to higher ground while soldiers are building sandbag walls to defend lowland villages in the area.

Authorities say water levels in the dam are now stabilising and should begin to drop if the region sees no more heavy rain.

Wissanu Bu-sra, 45, said that seven or eight houses in his village close to the dam had been submerged since Wednesday, with residents forced to move their belongings and livestock to higher ground.

He added that locals were experiencing severe suffering, since local government agencies had failed to solve the seasonal problem, only delivering aid packages and then leaving. nationthailand.com
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Over 2,000 people affected as floods inundate district in Nakhon Ratchasima
Nearly 500 houses in the residential areas of Non Sung district in Nakhon Ratchasima province are still affected by inundation, as the district continues to get flooded.

Flood waters a metre high have affected more than 2,000 residents in seven villages. Their single-storey houses are inundated while schools in the area also are unable to open.

The majority of the water mass came from Chaloem Phra Kiet district while it was running into Mun River, causing it to overflow and aggravate the flooding in other areas.

With more water overflowing from the river, the flood crisis in Non Sung district is expected to worsen as the water level will be higher and expand to more areas.

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Re: Korat Rising stink from floodwaters triggers health fears
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2020, 03:45:50 PM »
Rising stink from floodwaters triggers health fears
The Pollution Control Department has been tasked with monitoring floodwater around the country after complaints of foul-smelling odour from stagnant runoff. The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has expressed concern about hazardous pollution in the floodwater, as drains and sewers become overwhelmed by seasonal downpours.

The ministry said it is preparing more equipment and vehicles for rescue operations underway in flood-hit communities across the country.
Meanwhile, the Pollution Control Department has launched a 1650 hotline for residents to report pollution issues from flooding.

The move came after locals in Nakhon Ratchasima province complained that floodwater which had been standing for more than a week was engulfing their communities in a terrible stench.  nationthailand.com
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Re: Severe Flooding Continues in Nakhon Ratchasima
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2020, 07:02:54 PM »
Severe Flooding Continues in Nakhon Ratchasima  tna.mcot.net

(TNA) – Flooding in this northeastern province remained severe as the Mun River was overflowing and flooding hundreds of houses in many sub-districts of Non Sung district.

Inundated were communities in Lam Mun, Than Prasat, Jan-at and Bing sub-districts of Non Sung district that was receiving the water of the Mun River from Chalerm Phrakiat district.

The level of the Mun River was rising and flooded areas were expanding. In Lam Mun sub-district, about 500 houses were one meter under water. Roads and a big primary school in Ban Nong Jot village were inundated. Floodwater was flowing towards Phimai district.

Meanwhile, flood levels became stable in sub-districts of Chalerm Phrakiat that received floodwater from Chok Chai district. Floods were deeper than one meter in the areas. More than 100 houses were under water in Ban Takud Khon village of Tha Chang sub-district. Villagers were evacuated.

The Mun River was overflowing in Chakkarat, Chalerm Phrakiat, Chok Chai, Non Sung and Phimai districts.
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Re: Floods take toll on Nakhon Ratchasima residents' health
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Floods take toll on Nakhon Ratchasima residents' health
Nakhon Ratchasima residents are facing health challenges in addition to the flood crisis with people in more than 200 households in Non Sung district suffering from athlete's foot and other infections.

On Tuesday, the water level in the district continued to rise after Mun River overflowed, as more water flowed in from other districts. Over 700 households in Non Sung district are trapped in their houses for weeks amid metre high flood waters.

People from about 200 households, particularly the children and the elderly, have begun to suffer from diseases such as athlete's foot and other infections.  nationthailand.com
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