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  • Thailand Weather UpdatesWidespread flooding easing across affected provinces

    Widespread flooding easing across affected provinces

    Officials say the widespread flooding that has affected Bangkok and several other provinces is showing signs of easing. However, there are already forecasts of another storm that could affect Thailand from next week. AP News reports that so far, 8 people have been killed by the floods, with 1 woman still missing. Thousands of homes have been affected, across 32…

  • Phuket NewsFloods bring higher prices on vegetables to Vegetarian Festival

    Floods bring higher prices on vegetables to Vegetarian Festival

    The world-famous Phuket Vegetarian Festival is set to begin on Wednesday, but aside from Covid-19, the flooding in Thailand has also proved to be damaging the upcoming festivities by driving up the cost and scarcity of vegetables. The heavy rains from tropical storm Dianmu have damaged many crops including vegetables in the central, north, and northeastern regions. Plus floods have…

  • Politics NewsNonthaburi protesters threw fermented fish at PM Prayut’s van

    Nonthaburi protesters threw fermented fish at PM Prayut’s van

    Yesterday’s visit to Nonthaburi may not have gone exactly as planned for PM Prayut Chan-o-cha as he was met by a horde of disapproving local residents including some protesters that threw smelly fermented fish at his van. The Prime Minister was greeted by both supporters and opponents as he came to inspect the flood wall along the Chao Phraya River.…

  • Bangkok NewsChao Phraya River in Bangkok still below flood levels

    Chao Phraya River in Bangkok still below flood levels

    While officials have been warning of floods and overflows downstream from dams, in Bangkok, the Chao Phraya River is fortunately still flowing below the embankment levels with no risk of flooding just yet. The river that runs through Bangkok has not overflowed into any areas along its banks as the water has not yet reached the flood embankment levels as…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesParamotor pilot flies supplies to flooded Sukhothai residents

    Paramotor pilot flies supplies to flooded Sukhothai residents

    A paramotor – similar to a paraglider with a fan-like propellor on the back – has been soaring above Sukhothai delivering essentials to flood victims in need. Like Santa in his sleigh, 38 year old Vichai Tiyasan glides above the rain drench flood plains swooping down to drop gift care packages to the stranded people below. The adventurous paramotor pilot…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesEducation Ministry apologises for fake flood photo

    Education Ministry apologises for fake flood photo

    After publishing an edited photo of the Deputy Education Minister wading in floodwaters, the Education Ministry has released a formal apology. Posting yesterday on their Facebook page, the ministry acknowledged the false information. The photo was posted yesterday showing the deputy education minister knee-deep in floodwaters, with a caption stating that she visited the areas that have been flooded as…

  • Bangkok NewsBangkok braces for flooding, 70,000 homes damaged in Thailand

    Bangkok braces for flooding, 70,000 homes damaged in Thailand

    With nearly 70,000 homes now reported flooded across 30 provinces in Thailand, authorities are bracing and preparing Bangkok for flooding. Tropical Storm Dianmu has pounded Thailand with heavy rains and 6 people have been reported to have lost their lives in the widespread flooding across the Northern and Central provinces. The Thai Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reports that the…

  • Thailand News6 dead and 30 provinces affected by tropical storm ‘Dianmu’

    6 dead and 30 provinces affected by tropical storm ‘Dianmu’

    The tropical storm Dianmu, which passed through northern Thaiand last week, has resulted in flooding across 30 provinces and has claimed 6 lives since September 23. The report says Dianmu has resulted in reported flooding in Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, Tak, Sukhothai, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Phichit, Kamphaeng Phet, Loei, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Yasothon, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Surin, Si Sa Ket,…

  • Northern Thailand NewsMore than 3,000 houses affected by severe flooding in Chaiyaphum

    More than 3,000 houses affected by severe flooding in Chaiyaphum

    Over 3,000 houses across 23 villages in the northeastern Thai province of Chaiyaphum have been affected by what is considered the most severe flooding in a century. Kittipong Thamsoparat, the Tambon Ban Phet Municipality mayor, says a massive volume of water has surged into the Bamnet Narong district by way of the nearby Thep Sathit district in Chaiyaphum, as well…

  • Thailand NewsPM surveys damage from floods, says government needs better plan to handle floods in the future

    PM surveys damage from floods, says government needs better plan to handle floods in the future

    In light of recent heavy flooding that has swamped Thailand, including in Chaiyaphum where a hospital was forced to evacuate 40 patients, PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has conceded that the government is at a loss on how to solve the country’s annual flood problems. The PM did say compensation for flood victims will be on the way shortly. Prayut’s comments come…

  • Northern Thailand NewsFlooded hospital in Chaiyaphum had to evacuates 40 patients

    Flooded hospital in Chaiyaphum had to evacuates 40 patients

    Around Thailand, heavy rains and flooding have ravaged the country. Earlier this morning, 40 patients were emergency evacuated from Bamnet Narong Hospital in Chaiyaphum by rescue workers as the facility flooded. The hospital suffered severe damage as floodwaters caused the urgent evacuation as one of the buildings on the hospital campus was flooded up to 80 centimetres. An X-ray room…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesFlood warnings below Chao Phraya Dam, and across Thailand

    Flood warnings below Chao Phraya Dam, and across Thailand

    Authorities are warning of possible overflows and floods downstream from the Chao Phraya Dam. The rate of flow that is allowed to pass through the dam will increase in anticipation of a surge in water from the North and Northeast of Thailand where the weather systems are expected to dump heavy rains. The Royal Irrigation Department of Thailand put out the…

  • Thailand NewsSamut Prakan man allegedly extorts residents for their registration plates

    Samut Prakan man allegedly extorts residents for their registration plates

    A man has allegedly been extorting people in the central Thai province of Samut Prakan to get their car registration plates back. The alleged criminal entrepreneur was exposed when a young woman posted on Facebook to say that a man had forced her boyfriend to hand over 100 baht to get his plate back after it came loose in floodwaters.…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesPattaya rocked by heavy rains and floods with more predicted

    Pattaya rocked by heavy rains and floods with more predicted

    Pattaya has been pummelled by heavy rains over the past few days causing local flooding in roads and neighbourhoods around the area. And weather forecast calls for more torrential downpours over the next few days. Around Pattaya and Bang Lamung, roads flooded last night and locals spent the day cleaning up the messes of the night before. The heavy rains…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesTorrential rain warning for Thailand as Tropical Storm Conson approaches

    Torrential rain warning for Thailand as Tropical Storm Conson approaches

    Batten down the hatches, there’s some heavy rainfall coming in the next 24 hours and most of the country will get it. The Thai Meteorological Department says the approach of Tropical Storm Conson means most regions are in for some very wet conditions. Conson is currently moving in a north-westerly direction, across the central Philippines, headed for Vietnam. Over the…

  • World NewsShocked New Yorkers survey the damage following torrential rainfall

    Shocked New Yorkers survey the damage following torrential rainfall

    New Yorkers are shaking their heads in disbelief and trying to pick up the pieces following torrential rainfall in the Big Apple. Homes and businesses have been flooded and at least 8 people have died. Speaking to AFP, Metodija Mihajlov, whose restaurant has been flooded, said he’s never seen anything like it. “When the rain started to get bad, my…

  • World NewsGermany hammered by floods, 59 dead; nearby countries also affected

    Germany hammered by floods, 59 dead; nearby countries also affected

    59 people, and counting, are dead in the west of Germany as floods hammer the country and other surrounding counties such as Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands. The “extreme rainfall” pounded the city from Wednesday into Thursday. Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel, says she fears that the country will only see the full extent of the disaster as the days unfold.…

  • Thailand NewsPattaya residents complain of sinkholes in road, couple sustains injuries

    Pattaya residents complain of sinkholes in road, couple sustains injuries

    I sustained a minor injury while my boyfriend suffered serious injuries. People in the Pattaya area are reporting that they have suffered injuries from sinkholes in the road. Others are complaining about the faulty infrastructure on social media. The sinkholes are due to recent heavy flooding in the area. Also, work done by a public works company, allege locals. 26…

  • Thailand NewsMore thunderstorms and winds projected nationwide for weekend

    More thunderstorms and winds projected nationwide for weekend

    The Thai Meteorological Department is extending the forecast of heavy thunderstorms and gusty winds to last through the weekend nationwide. Previously, it issued warnings of thunderstorms to last through today as a high-pressure system from China, winds, and a westerly trough from Myanmar are making landfall in the Kingdom. The system is bringing moisture to upper Thailand and the central…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesPattaya water drainage system construction completed

    Pattaya water drainage system construction completed

    A major water drainage system construction project in Jomtien has been completed on schedule according to Pattaya City officials. The construction was needed to resolve frequent problems in the area with flooding by adding more water drainage pipes to the ocean while also widening the pipes already in place in the area. The project covered a lower area in town,…

  • Thailand NewsThailand News Today | Deadly floods, Chiang Rai Covid cases, Mekong Forum | December 7

    Thailand News Today | Deadly floods, Chiang Rai Covid cases, Mekong Forum | December 7

    Southern Thailand flood death toll: 24 At least 24 people have now been reported to have died due to flash floods in Southern Thailand following a week of heavy rain. 19 of the victims were in Nakhon Si Thammarat which was hit the hardest. Today, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation reported 3 more deaths from flooding in the…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesSouthern Thailand flood death toll: 24

    Southern Thailand flood death toll: 24

    At least 24 people have died due to flash floods in Southern Thailand following several days of heavy rain. 19 of the victims were in Nakhon Si Thammarat which was hit the hardest. Today, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation reported 3 deaths from flooding in the southern region. A woman drowned in Surat Thani’s Phrasaeng district and 2…

  • Thailand NewsThailand News Today | Burmese border #&#!!!, Charges for Penguin, 9 dead in floods | Dec 4

    Thailand News Today | Burmese border #&#!!!, Charges for Penguin, 9 dead in floods | Dec 4

    Thailand News Today, coming to you from the relatively dry Phuket, compared to the horrible flooding in parts of southern Thailand. 5 shot and in critical condition after gang clash in Phitsanulok 5 people have been shot and critically wounded in what police believe to be a turf war between 2 rival gangs in Phitsanulok, Central Thailand. Police say gang…

  • South Thailand NewsSevere flooding in southern Thailand kills 7

    Severe flooding in southern Thailand kills 7

    Heavy flooding in the south of the country has killed 7 people, while many others have been injured. The worst of the flooding, which has affected 9 provinces, is in Nakhon Si Thammarat, which has had over 6 days of persistent rain. In total, the floods have affected over 261,000 households and tens of thousands of people, including a 14-month-old…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesHeavy rain wreaks havoc in flood-ravaged Nakhon Si Thammarat

    Heavy rain wreaks havoc in flood-ravaged Nakhon Si Thammarat

    The governor of Nakhon Si Thammarat has put the disaster mitigation office on high alert, following 6 days of heavy rain in the southern province. Large swathes of land are underwater after extensive flooding that has affected tens of thousands of people in the region. The Bangkok Post reports that governor Kraisorn Wisitwong says floods have been recorded in 351…

  • Thailand NewsThailand News Today | HM comments, PM visits Phuket & Samui, Thai floods | November 2

    Thailand News Today | HM comments, PM visits Phuket & Samui, Thai floods | November 2

    Back for another week of daily news updates, the most widely watched Thai news program, in English. What’s on the program today? “We love them all the same” – His Majesty comments about the Thai protesters In a rare moment, and certainly the first time commenting about the current political unrest, His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn has described Thailand as “the…

  • World News34 Thai provinces affected by heavy rains and flooding, typhoon ‘Goni’ heads towards Vietnam

    34 Thai provinces affected by heavy rains and flooding, typhoon ‘Goni’ heads towards Vietnam

    Heavy rain overnight has flooded parts of the Wang Nam Khiao district in southern Nakhon Ratchasima caused by run-off from the mountainous areas of the Thap Lan National Park. At least 1 person has been reported dead from the north eastern floods, an 18 year old swept away by sweeping waves of water while driving back to house by motorcycle…

  • Thailand Weather UpdatesFloods across Thailand kill 3, affect thousands of households

    Floods across Thailand kill 3, affect thousands of households

    Floods from the wet season’s heavy rainfall over the past 2 weeks have killed 3 people and affected 63,672 homes across Thailand, according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. 33 provinces have been impacted by floods since October 7, the department says. While conditions have improved in 14 of the provinces, the flood levels in other 17 provinces…

  • Northern Thailand News8,000 homes inundated in Nakhon Ratchasima after 2 days of torrential rain

    8,000 homes inundated in Nakhon Ratchasima after 2 days of torrential rain

    The Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is urging emergency services and the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation in the Pak Chong district of Nakhon Ratchasima, in Thailand’s north east, to urgently attend to the suffering of the region’s flood victims. Flooding has cut electricity and water supplies to several areas around the district. 8,000+ houses have been flooded after the overflowing…

  • Thailand NewsContinuous rainfall expected throughout Thailand this week

    Continuous rainfall expected throughout Thailand this week

    Continuous rainfall is expected throughout parts of Thailand this week with the potential for flash floods in some areas – after all, it is the wet season and, statistically, October is the wettest month of the year. The Thai Meteorological Department has issued a weather warning saying an active low pressure cell in the South China Sea is likely to…