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  • Phuket News

    Phuket ramps up flood prevention as rainy season nears

    Phuket City Municipality is ramping up flood prevention efforts as the rainy season approaches, deploying a comprehensive strategy to protect residents and maintain city infrastructure from imminent rain damage. Preparations include mobilising manpower to combat incoming floods, deploying machinery, and distributing sandbags across vulnerable areas to minimise damages, according to Phuket Town Mayor Saroj Angkhanapilas. The municipality aims to ensure both…

  • Environment News

    La Niña weather phenomenon likely to further fuel food inflation

    The Commerce Ministry is closely observing the transition from the El Niño to La Niña weather phenomenon, which could impact Thailand’s inflation, especially concerning food items like fresh vegetables and fruit due to their water sensitivity. Director-General of the Trade Policy and Strategy Office (TPSO), Poonpong Naiyanapakorn stated that data from the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) shows that El Niño…

  • Thailand News

    Si Racha grapples with severe flooding after torrential rains

    Torrential rains have battered Si Racha, a district in the province of Chon Buri, causing widespread flooding and damage. The downpour, which lasted for hours, overwhelmed drainage systems and caused water levels to rise rapidly, inundating homes and submerging vehicles. The deluge struck at 10am today, catching many residents off-guard. Cars and motorcycles were seen partially submerged, and numerous electrical…

  • Thailand News

    Can Thailand achieve high-income status by 2037? (video)

    As Thailand steers towards high-income status by 2037, a formidable obstacle looms large: rampant flooding wreaking havoc on its economy. In an exclusive interview with Thai PBS World, the World Bank unveils a groundbreaking strategy to expedite flood management, potentially transforming Thailand’s economic landscape. Read on to discover the game-changing insights and bold plans set to redefine Thailand’s future. Amid…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s southern region on high alert due to severe flooding

    Flooding in the southern reaches of Thailand has the Office of the National Water Resources (ONWR) on high alert. Surasee Kittimonthon, ONWR’s secretary-general, expressed concern yesterday, disclosing that the situation is expected to remain critical for several days as forecasts predict continued downpours. The Flood-Prone Area Water Management Centre in the Southern Region, chaired by Surasee, is particularly worried about…

  • South Thailand News

    Flood disaster in Narathiwat province affects 158,000 people

    The latest reports from the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department in Narathiwat province reveal a flood disaster triggered by downpours, affecting 13 districts and over 158,000 people. Seven lives have been lost, primarily in the Rueso and Ra-ngae districts. The calamity which started on December 22, affected 497 villages in 77 subdistricts across 13 districts. The devastation has impacted 41,442…

  • Thailand News

    PM Srettha visits devastated Narathiwat amidst ongoing Thai Floods and regional cooperation talks

    Ravaging floods in Thailand’s southernmost provinces prompted Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin to visit Narathiwat on Tuesday. The region has been devastated by a persistent low-pressure system causing flash floods. Despite the water receding somewhat, significant property damage is evident. In addition to Narathiwat, the Prime Minister’s itinerary included a trip to Phuket. Here, he had dinner with his Malaysian counterpart,…

  • Thailand News

    Resilient vendor endures Thai floods, sells food amid waist-deep waters in Narathiwat

    The sudden Thai floods in the southern border provinces of Thailand, namely Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, and Songkhla, have severely impacted locals. Unexpectedly, many areas were flooded, leaving residents unprepared and badly affected. A video posted by TikTok user @userp422ac68zn displayed an inspiring sight of a determined vendor in the town of Waeng, Narathiwat, selling food while standing waist-deep in floodwaters.…

  • Thailand News

    South Thailand hit by extensive flooding due to heavy rain

    South Thailand has been hit by extensive flooding over the last two days due to relentless heavy rain, impacting Narathiwat and Yala provinces. The flood has affected 67 sub-districts across 16 districts, disrupting the lives of thousands of inhabitants. The inundation in Narathiwat has flooded nine districts on Monday morning, including Waeng, Sukhirin, Chanae, Rangae, Sungai Padi, Si Sakhon, Cho…

  • Thailand News

    Rain reigns: TMD warns 27 provinces, including Bangkok, to brace for heavy rainfall

    The Meteorological Department of Thailand (TMD) issued a heavy rainfall warning for 27 provinces, including Bangkok. The southern region is expected to receive significant rainfall, covering 80% of the area, which may lead to sudden flooding and runoff. A high-pressure system from China is covering the northern region, the northeastern region, and the South China Sea. This system is bringing…

  • Thailand News

    Southern Thailand: Flood mitigation study completed in Surat Thani’s Klong Roy Sai area

    The Royal Irrigation Department completed a flood mitigation study in the Klong Roy Sai area of Surat Thani city, which promises to bring benefits to residents. The project launch was held at the Wang Tai Hotel conference room in Surat Thani. Notable attendees included Nuntawat Charoenwan, Deputy Governor of Surat Thani Province, Somsawat Chaisinsorn, Director of Surat Thani Irrigation Project, and…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s ONWR issues flash flood warning for five southern provinces

    The Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) issued a warning for potential flash floods and forest runoff in five southern provinces in Thailand, following the forecast of increased rainfall due to a northeastern monsoon covering the Gulf of Thailand and the south. Samroeng Sangphuwong, Deputy Secretary-General of the ONWR, disclosed the alert today. The advisory, which is the fifth of…

  • Thailand News

    Ayutthaya flooding worsens due to continuous high water discharge from Chao Phraya Dam

    The ongoing high water discharge from the Chao Phraya Dam has resulted in widespread flooding in Ayutthaya, severely affecting 11,950 households along with various temples, schools, and fruit farms. As of today, the dam continues to release water at a rate of 1,800 cubic metres per second for the third consecutive day. This high-volume water discharge has significantly increased water…

  • Thailand News

    Ubon Ratchathani residents face health risks as stagnant floodwaters turn toxic

    The residents of Ubon Ratchathani continue to struggle with rising water levels as the Ubonrat and Lampao dams contribute to the increasing floodwaters in northeast Thailand. They are grappling with stagnant water that has begun to spoil, leading to requests for medication to treat water-borne diseases and fever, intensifying the impact of Ubon Ratchathani flooding. Banjong Wongvien, a resident of…

  • Thailand News

    Thai flooding: Chao Phraya overflows, floods 200 homes in Ayutthaya

    Bang Ban district in Ayutthaya suffered an overflow from the Chao Phraya River, resulting in the Thai flooding of approximately 200 residences, plantations, and rice fields yesterday. The district chief of tambon Bang Luang, Montri Samathi, contradicted previous claims by the Royal Irrigation Department (RID) that the river’s water level would not cause flooding in Bang Ban this year. Montri…

  • Thailand News

    Phichit flooding: Eight districts hit, 885 households submerged

    The province of Phichit is currently grappling with severe flooding that has affected eight districts, with as many as 885 households submerged and damage to the local infrastructure. The situation has been worsened by the overflowing of the Nan and Yom rivers, leading officials to raise red flags, signalling the start of a flood crisis. The water level in the…

  • Thailand News

    Torrential rains cause major disruption with flooded roads and railway lines in southern Thailand

    The southern region of Mueang district, Nakhon Ratchasima, home to Suranaree University of Technology and the 80th Anniversary Stadium, has been severely affected by the torrential rains over the past two days, causing the accumulated rainwater to total 26 centimetres. The torrential rains led to natural canals overflowing and flooding major roads and railway lines, causing significant inconvenience to the…

  • Thailand News

    Flood crisis in Thailand worsens, Kalasin and Ubon Ratchathani hit hardest

    Eleven provinces in Thailand continue to grapple with severe flood crisis, with Kalasin and Ubon Ratchathani experiencing rising water levels, as of today. The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has mobilised resources and personnel from various agencies to expedite flood relief operations. Heavy rainfall in the past has caused flooding across 35 provinces, affecting 52,290 households in 2,506…

  • Thailand News

    Dam-burst drama: Rising water levels have northern Thailand residents on the brink

    The residents of Non Sawan, located in the area above the Ubonrat Dam in Khon Kaen Province, are preparing for rising water levels, as a deluge has filled the dam to capacity. The resulting flood is rapidly encroaching upon rice fields and homes, with predictions of imminent submersion. The current state of Non Sawan village, located in Ubonrat district, Khon…

  • Thailand News

    Reservoir overflow in Thailand: Alert for potential downstream flooding

    A recent alert has been issued by the Office of the National Water Resources (ONWR) on the sudden rise of water levels in nine significant reservoirs. The ONWR revealed that these reservoirs are brimming with excess water that needs to be discharged swiftly. The reservoir overflow could potentially impact downstream areas in the coming days. The ONWR has been vigilantly…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya’s watery woes: Torrential rains wreak flooding havoc

    Pattaya was reeling from torrential rains that caused widespread flooding, leading to vehicular damages as cars attempted to navigate the waterlogged streets. The situation was swiftly addressed by the authorities who conducted a thorough inspection. Soon after, the water level gradually receded and normalcy was restored around 12.20am today. The deluge was reported in the Bang Lamung district of Chon…

  • World News

    Flash flood in Sikkim, India, claims ten lives, 82 missing

    A sudden downpour over the Lhonak Lake in India’s northeastern Sikkim state resulted in a catastrophic flash flood, claiming at least ten lives with 82 people still unaccounted for. The deluge swept through the Teesta River, submerging vast areas and causing widespread damage. Local authorities initially reported five fatalities with three more bodies recovered later. However, the BBC put the…

  • Thailand News

    Ayutthaya builds dykes to protect homes amid rising Chao Phraya River levels

    The fast-rising waters of the Chao Phraya River have led to the construction of dykes along its banks in the province of Ayutthaya. There is a growing concern that the swelling river may overflow, potentially flooding homes and historical landmarks. The Chao Phraya River’s rising levels are attributed to an increased water volume from upstream provinces. However, on Wednesday, it…

  • Thailand News

    Yom River banks breach in northern Thailand, leaves 500+ homes flooded

    The Sukhothai province in Thailand experienced intense flooding when the banks of the Yom River broke on Monday, leading to over 500 households in the commercial district becoming inundated. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin conveyed persistent concerns about the flood situation in Sukhothai following relentless rain. Although the prime minister did not confirm his visit to the flood-stricken Sukhothai, he announced…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Thailand’s heavy rain forecast puts regions on alert for more flooding ahead

    Several regions across Thailand are bracing for more flooding following warnings of heavy rain from tomorrow until next Wednesday. The Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) delivered this warning yesterday after much of the north and northeast regions of the country already experienced floods due to days of incessant rain. The impending heavy rain, which is set to last until Saturday,…

  • Thailand News

    Thai Prime Minister acts swiftly on northern region’s escalating flood crisis

    Srettha Thavisin, Prime Minister of Thailand, initiated immediate action yesterday in response to the flood crisis in numerous provinces in northern Thailand. The floodwater from the Yom River is expected to exacerbate the situation downstream, particularly in provinces such as Sukhothai and Phitsanulok. Reports of flooding were received from several northern and northeastern provinces, including Phrae and Phetchabun, where significant flooding…

  • Thailand News

    Thap Lan tunnels face disruption after heavy rainfall and flooding damage

    The recent flooding in Prachin Buri have left a trail of damage in their wake, particularly impacting Thap Lan tunnels. The Department of Highways has been assessing the aftermath now that the waters have subsided. The twin tunnels, integral parts of Highway 304 connecting Khao Yai and Thap Lan national parks, were rendered impassable due to heavy rainfall over several days.…

  • Thailand News

    Tak’s rising waters put dams at risk, residents urged to seek high ground

    Severe rainfall in Tak province caused a mass influx of water into reservoirs, exceeding their storage capacity and raising concerns over potential dam breaches. The deputy governor has ordered immediate action to prevent further erosion and expansion due to Tak flooding, urging residents to quickly move their belongings to higher ground. Heavy rainfall in Tak province today resulted in a…

  • Thailand News

    Severe flooding in Nakhon Ratchasima sparks fears of 1980 disaster repeat

    Torrential rains triggered severe flooding in Nakhon Ratchasima causing residents to hastily evacuate their homes. The situation has raised concerns of a repeat of the devastating floods of 1980. The Thai authorities are closely monitoring the situation, especially in the Lam Takhong area. Khao Yai National Park Head, Chaiya Huay Hongs Thong, reported that the depression storm has led to…

  • Thailand News

    Prachin Buri villages soaked as forest stream’s overflow leads to distress in central Thailand

    Rapid rainfall across Prachin Buri province in central Thailand caused a forest stream from Thap Lan National Park to overflow into Khlong Lam Phaya Than, resulting in the flooding of five villages. It has been reported that residents are greatly distressed by the event, and schools have been ordered to close for one day. The stream, originating between Wang Nam…