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Floods Cause Major Destruction in Cambodia

Posted by feww on October 2, 2013

Floods submerge half of Cambodia, killing at least 30 people, inundating 67,000 homes, displacing thousands of families

At least 30 people have been killed in Cambodia in recent floods triggered by heavy rains, exacerbated by Typhoon WUTIP, and the overflowing of Mekong River.

The floods have inundated at least 67,000 homes affecting more than 600,000 people and forcing about 10,000 families to abandon their homes and seek shelter in higher grounds.

Floodwaters have destroyed about 100,000 hectares of rice paddies.

Some 385 schools, 30 health centers and 245 Buddhist pagodas have also been inundated, said the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM).

“Ten out of the kingdom’s 24 cities and provinces are being hit by the Mekong River and flash floods,” said NCDM .

“As water still continue to rise, there will be more people affected and evacuated in coming days,” he told Xinhua.

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People push their motorcycles through a flooded area near the Royal Palace in central Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo credit: Reuters/Samrang Pring

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Floods in SE Asia causing serious food shortages

Posted by feww on October 25, 2011

Widespread flooding and devastation across Southeast Asia destroy millions of hectares of crops: FAO

Heavy monsoon rains since mid-July in some areas have claimed hundreds of lives, displaced millions of people and destroyed homes, infrastructure and agriculture, FAO said. “The floods occurred when the current main wet season cereal crops were in the field, with paddy rice at the initial to mid growing stage, and maize at an advance critical flowering stage”

Disaster Calendar 2011 – October 25

[October 25, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,604 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Southeast Asia. Widespread flooding in SE Asia including Cambodia, LAO People’s Democratic Republic, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, has destroyed millions of hectares of rice paddies and cropland, with the Mekong river basin hit the hardest.
    • Heavy monsoon rains heavy rains since mid-July in some areas have claimed hundreds of lives, displaced  millions of people and destroyed homes, infrastructure and agriculture.
    • “In addition, loss of livestock and poultry is reported and significant numbers are considered to be at risk.” FAO reported.
    • “There are concerns of serious food shortages in the affected communities due to the difficulties in delivering food assistance.”
  • Thailand. Floods have inundated more than two third of the country (62 of Thailand’s 77 provinces), claiming about 360 lives, destroying or damaging at least a million homes, displacing 2.4 million people and affecting up to 10 million more.
    • Thailand is world’s largest rice exporter and was forecast to export about 10.6 million tons (or 31 percent of the global trade) of the grain this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
    • About 1.6 million hectares of standing crops (12.5 percent of total national cropped area) is destroyed or damaged according to the latest official estimates released last week. The actual figures could be as high as 3 million hectares or nearly a quarter of the total national cropped area.
    • “According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, nearly 9.9 million heads of livestock are at risk. It is expected that this estimate will rise in the central plains as the flood waters are topped by water discharges from major dams which are beyond or almost at full capacity.” FAO said.
    • The export price for grade B Thai white rice, Asia’s benchmark, has climbed by 13 percent so far this year to $625 per ton on October 19, reports said.
  • Vietnam. The world’s second largest rice exporter, Vietnam , have seen at least 0.5 percent of its total national cropped areas inundated.
  • Cambodia. As of 14 October, at least 1.2 million people were  severely affected by the flooding, which has destroyed thousands of homes and inundated at least 332,000 hectares of rice fields (“at least 158 447 hectares of the crop damaged from the current main wet season, which accounts for about 80 percent of the annual national production.”)
  • Philippines. The world’s largest importer of rice has sustained damage to about  420,337 hectares of cropland, according to preliminary records, with losses estimated at about 728,379 tons of rice or 16 percent of the national production. “Overall, latest estimates indicate that about 4 million people have been affected and at least 485 000 hectares of standing crops, including rice, maize and high value commercial crops (HVCC) have been damaged or lost to the floods. The affected cropped area covers 6 percent of the total national cropped area. Additionally, nearly 3.3 million livestock and poultry have been affected.”
    • Additionally, some 600,000 tons of milled rice were destroyed from two typhoons that struck the country earlier this year, officials said.
  • LAO People’s Democratic Republic. About 430,000 people have been affected and at least 64 000 hectares of rice paddies have been damaged since the end of June, according to official estimates.  However, a detailed assessment of the crop losses is not yet available. Some areas that were affected by floods in June-July were replanted.

FIRE-EARTH models show an average decline of 22% in the global agricultural output in the next four years resulting in MASS DIE-OFFS. About 20 percent of the world population could perish by 2016.

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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

[October 22, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,607 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History\

  • 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.

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  • 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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Floods Kill Hundreds in Thailand, India and Cambodia

Posted by feww on September 26, 2011

Millions of acres of crops destroyed in SEA and India floods

“Twenty-three provinces in the lower north and central Thailand are under water and nearly 2 million people have been affected by severe floods and heavy rain,” Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said.

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – September 26

[September 26, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,633 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Thailand. Severe flooding has killed about 160 people in Thailand since late July and submerged more than 2 million acres of farmland.
    • Flood warnings have been issued in 39 other provinces, mostly in central and northeast Thailand, as a heavy monsoon season continues into October.
  • Cambodia. Floods have claimed at least 97 lives in Cambodia and inundated about half a million acres of rice paddies and 63,000 homes, affecting up to a million peop0le.
  • India. Widespread flooding has affected at least 2 million people in Indian states of Bihar, Orissa and Uttar Pradesh, killing more than 100 people.
    • Heavy monsoon rains have been pummeling parts of India for the past two weeks.
    • As water levels of major rivers including Ganges, Gomti and Sone continue to rise, tens of thousands of people flee their homes to seek shelter in higher grounds.

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