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Floodwaters Bury Northern Bangkok

Posted by feww on October 22, 2011

Bangkok flooding to get worse: Experts

At least 113,000 residents have been evacuated as Bangkok flooding reaches crisis point.

Disaster Calendar 2011 – October 22

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  • Bangkok, Thailand. Widespread flooding is expected to submerge much of Thailand’s capital within the next four to five days, experts said.
    • The authorities are opening dozens of flood gates along the canals that crisscross the capital city in order to speed up the outflow of floodwaters to the sea.
    • Flooding has affected about half a million square kilometer of Thailand (total area: 513,115 sq km).
    • More than a million homes have been destroyed or damaged by floods, affecting up to 10 million people in 62 of Thailand’s 77 provinces.
    • Twenty-eight provinces are currently inundated, with some areas expected to remain submerged for many weeks.
    • The reported death toll has climbed to at least 356, with more reported missing.
    • The floods have submerged dozens of industrial parks north of Bangkok, destroying about 20,000 factories in 20 provinces, leaving up to a million Thais out of work.
    • Floodwaters have submerged more than 4 million acres  of farmland, and ruined about 2 million tons of milled rice.
    • The mounting cost of damage is approaching at least $4 billion.
    • Bangkok accounts for 41 percent of Thailand’s economy, and any worsening of flood situation could accelerate the city’s collapse.

Other Disasters

  • Vietnam. Severe flooding in Vietnam’s central and southern regions have left  at least 59 people dead and forced thousands of others to abandon their homes.
    • Flooding has destroyed or damaged about 200,000 homes and tens of thousands of hectares of rice paddies and crop fields.
  • Cambodia. Widespread flooding in Cambodia has affected 17 of the country’s 24 provinces, leaving more than 250 people dead or missing and forced the evacuation of about 250,000 people.
    • About 200,000 hectares of rice paddies have been destroyed,  the National Committee for Disaster Management reported.
  • Myanmar. Flooding in central Myanmar has left at least 200 people dead or missing since Wednesday, a report said.

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