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

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

    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 NewsThap Lan tunnels face disruption after heavy rainfall and flooding damage

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

    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 NewsSevere flooding in Nakhon Ratchasima sparks fears of 1980 disaster repeat

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

    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…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesTropical storm drenches northeast Thailand but pumps come to the rescue

    Tropical storm drenches northeast Thailand but pumps come to the rescue

    A tropical storm has swept across northeast Thailand, causing the Mun River to rise, and flooding local communities. In response, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department hastened to set up water pumps to draw rainwater back into the river, lessening the impact of the floods. Two districts have been affected, forcing residents from 15 communities, totalling 200 households, and 684…

  • Phuket NewsPhuket’s pristine promise: Chalong’s no-littering sign takes center stage

    Phuket’s pristine promise: Chalong’s no-littering sign takes center stage

    In a bid to maintain cleanliness and orderliness, the Chalong Municipality erected a sign prohibiting littering and the dumping of garbage in Phuket. This commendable move is aimed at preserving the beauty and hygiene of the municipality. According to Chalong’s village headman Kokchai Sae-Ung, the land is privately owned. Last year, approval had been given to raise the site using…

  • Thailand NewsRain reigns: Homes flooded in surprise deluge in Phayao, northeast Thailand

    Rain reigns: Homes flooded in surprise deluge in Phayao, northeast Thailand

    A torrential rain shower caused mayhem as it dampened the spirits of over 100 households in Phayao province in northeast Thailand. Locals hastily scurried to relocate their possessions to more sheltered spots. The relentless rain, which persisted both day and night, resulted in a cascade of water from the woods, spilling into the Mae Tam River. The resulting flood inundated…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesONWR notifies Mekong neighbours of potential flash flooding

    ONWR notifies Mekong neighbours of potential flash flooding

    As Thailand braces for severe weather and potential flash floods, the Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) has issued an urgent communication to the Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) and neighbouring nations in the Lower Mekong River Basin, including China. The ONWR urges careful management of water level discharges in the region to prevent damaging floods. Yesterday, Surasri Kidtimonton, the…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesThai villagers abandon motorcycles, travel on foot through flash floods

    Thai villagers abandon motorcycles, travel on foot through flash floods

    In a daring trek, local teachers and villagers were forced to abandon their motorcycles and traverse overflowing forest streams to return home from a funeral on foot. The incident took place due to flash floods in the central province of Kanchanaburi last night. Villagers last night embarked on an 11-kilometre trip from Koh Saderng Village to their relative’s funeral at…

  • Thailand NewsFlash flood scare at Bueng Kan’s Phuwua Sanctuary prompts quick evacuation of tourists

    Flash flood scare at Bueng Kan’s Phuwua Sanctuary prompts quick evacuation of tourists

    The renowned tourist attraction of Phuwua Wildlife Sanctuary was the recent setting of a narrow escape for visitors in Bueng Kan, northeast Thailand. Sudden heavy rainfall resulted in water flooding down from the Phuwua mountains, leading tourists, who were enjoying a day at the Tham Phra Waterfall, to flee for higher ground. As reported at 4pm yesterday, amidst a vibrant atmosphere,…

  • China NewsSaving love: Heroic Chinese man hailed ‘marriage material’ after saving fiancée from flood

    Saving love: Heroic Chinese man hailed ‘marriage material’ after saving fiancée from flood

    A man has been hailed as “marriage material” by China‘s online community after choosing to save his fiancée’s life during a life-threatening situation. This follows extensive reports by the BBC and Reuters of severe weather warnings across central and south-western China, necessitating the evacuation of thousands to escape floodwaters. The severe weather caused a building collapse, but amidst the chaos,…

  • Thailand NewsNew 135km canal to link Pasak River and Gulf, easing floods and droughts

    New 135km canal to link Pasak River and Gulf, easing floods and droughts

    The Royal Irrigation Department announced plans to construct a new canal that will connect the Pasak River to the Gulf of Thailand. The primary aim of this project is to alleviate flooding in the Central Plains basin during the rainy season and address water shortages during the dry season. Spanning 135 kilometres, the canal will originate in Tambon Roeng Rang, located…

  • Thailand NewsFlood-prone rail underpass raises safety concerns in Thailand, locals demand action

    Flood-prone rail underpass raises safety concerns in Thailand, locals demand action

    Residents in Thailand‘s northeast Nakhon Ratchasima have encountered recurring flooding in an underpass railway tunnel, severely affecting their daily commutes. Despite the water levels receding, the tunnel remains dangerous to traverse due to accumulated sediment and slippery roads. According to reports, the under-construction Ban Bu underpass railway tunnel – part of a railway project connecting Chira Road and Khon Kaen…

  • Thailand NewsStorm topples trees, causes chaos and flooding in northeastern Thailand

    Storm topples trees, causes chaos and flooding in northeastern Thailand

    A sudden storm in Chaiyaphum province, in northeastern Thailand, yesterday caused fallen trees to block roads and flooding. Two cars slipped off the road in the darkness, though drivers managed to escape unharmed. Local authorities have been urged to improve lighting in the area to reduce accidents. In various areas of Chaiyaphum province, heavy rain and strong winds led to…

  • World News9 dead as floods devastate Italy’s Emilia Romagna, Imola Grand Prix cancelled

    9 dead as floods devastate Italy’s Emilia Romagna, Imola Grand Prix cancelled

    Heavy rainfall in Emilia Romagna, Italy‘s northern region has led to the deaths of at least nine people, with rivers flooding and submerging neighbourhoods and farmland. The flooding has resulted in the cancellation of the Imola Grand Prix scheduled for this weekend. Continual downpours over two days caused almost two dozen rivers to burst their banks, displacing thousands of residents…

  • Thailand NewsBangkok governor plans more water pumps to prevent flooding as thunderstorms forecast

    Bangkok governor plans more water pumps to prevent flooding as thunderstorms forecast

    Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt announced plans to install additional water pumps throughout the city to prevent flooding, as weather experts predict thunderstorms will hit the capital this week. The 56 year old city chief visited the Prawet Burirom Canal in the Prawet district and inspected the drainage system at the nearby Muang Thong Garden Village on Tuesday. The Bangkok governor…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesReport finds most Thais don’t understand climate change

    Report finds most Thais don’t understand climate change

    A recent report by the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) has revealed that most Thais have a limited understanding of the impact of climate change on the planet. Only 35% of Thais believe that the use of fossil fuels should be reduced. This reflects a general lack of awareness about climate change and what causes it. Oddly, the…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesThailand’s weather may require warmer clothes over next seven days

    Thailand’s weather may require warmer clothes over next seven days

    Thailand’s weather may require warmer clothes over the next seven days as the air is expected to be colder from tomorrow. According to the Thai Meteorological Department, a strong cold front from China will cover northern Thailand from tomorrow until Saturday. The front is expected to cause a 3 to 6-degree Celsius drop in temperatures nationwide except in the south.…

  • Phuket NewsAfter heavy floods, Patong Hill road reopens to some traffic

    After heavy floods, Patong Hill road reopens to some traffic

    While officials now believe it will take months to fully repair the storm-damaged motorway over Patong Hill, the road has been partially reopened to limited traffic this morning. The reopening comes after a night of heavy rain caused flash flooding all around the island. Kathu and Phuket Town were particularly hard-hit by the torrential downpours. Amid the heavy rains in…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesMonkeys pillaging homes in Ayutthaya due to floods

    Monkeys pillaging homes in Ayutthaya due to floods

    After months of flooding, residents in Ayutthaya are dealing with a different pox of monkeys. Hungry monkeys struggling to find food in the heavy rains have taken to invading local neighbourhoods and homes in search of a meal. Many districts in the central province have been pounded by rain since August, overflowing rivers like the Chao Phraya and straining dams…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesMany areas of Phuket flooded, roads blocked

    Many areas of Phuket flooded, roads blocked

    Phuket has been rocked with nonstop overnight rain, leaving many areas of the island flooded. Roads are underwater – including the popular party district Bangla Road in Patong. Phuket Town is flooded, and muddy landslides have closed roads in Kamala. People in affected areas are being assisted by rescue services while police have been dispatched to direct traffic on major…

  • Environment NewsPM Prayut avoids being pelted with rotten fish & faeces

    PM Prayut avoids being pelted with rotten fish & faeces

    A group of activists armed with rotten fish and faeces were ready to pelt Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha as he visited flood-hit areas of Thailand yesterday. Fortunately, the PM’s entourage was tipped off about the planned attack and he avoided the activists lying in wait at a temple in Muang district PM Prayut was scheduled to visit Wat Khemaphirataram before…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesUbon Ratchathani Zoo closed due to floods

    Ubon Ratchathani Zoo closed due to floods

    Thailand has been battered by heavy rains and flooding throughout the nation. In Ubon Ratchathani, the zoo had to close for the foreseeable future due to floods. While the rainwaters persist, officials at the zoo assure the approximately 600 animals living there are safe. The director of the Zoological Park Organisation of Thailand said that there’s enough food to take…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesMuddy flood water can carry deadly bacteria

    Muddy flood water can carry deadly bacteria

    With rain battering much of Thailand and causing widespread flooding, authorities are warning about an unseen risk in the rainwaters. Muddy water that people are trudging through during flood times can be full of nasty bacteria that can cause illness and infections. Thai News Room reported on the popular medical Facebook page Panda Lab Doctor. The page posted a message…

  • Hot NewsFlooding may impact Thailand’s tourism recovery

    Flooding may impact Thailand’s tourism recovery

    Hopes for Thailand’s tourism industry to recover are being challenged by the worst flooding the kingdom has seen in years. With large areas of croplands being suffocated by seasonal storms and rising rivers, food prices are at risk of increasing while tourism recovery is undoubtedly being slowed. According to Bangkok Post, popular tourist destinations are now being flooded by heavy…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesBangkok area flood caused by 100 sandbags in drain

    Bangkok area flood caused by 100 sandbags in drain

    A neighbourhood in Bangkok that has been flooded since September 10 just discovered sandbags shoved into the main drain. With rain failing to drain throughout the neighbourhood for three weeks, the still water was stinking and infectious. People in the Lat Krabang neighbourhood have been suffering from knee-high water. Flood waters have never been this much of an issue on…

  • Hot News11 provinces on alert as tropical storm Noru pushes Chao Phraya to the brink

    11 provinces on alert as tropical storm Noru pushes Chao Phraya to the brink

    Residents in 11 of Thailand’s provinces are being warned as tropical storm Noru is expected to push the Chao Phraya River to the brink. Those residents, which are near waterways, are now being told that the storm could push the river’s water levels up by 66 centimetres. The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation and the Royal Irrigation Department issued…

  • Hot NewsOver 4,000 civilians evacuated in Isaan as tropical storm Noru hits

    Over 4,000 civilians evacuated in Isaan as tropical storm Noru hits

    More than 4,000 people in Thailand’s northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani have been evacuated as tropical storm Noru advances on the region. The typhoon was downgraded to a tropical storm as it hit Thailand last night. The Meteorological Department says it will gradually be downgraded to a depression and low-pressure system. But, heavy and strong winds are expected to hit…