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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.

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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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Global Flooding and Landslide Headlines

Posted by feww on June 17, 2010

Deadly Flooding in the French Riviera

At least 20 people have been killed, 12 are missing and about 2,000 others have been rescued from the flood stricken southern France.  The authorities said about 1,900 firefighters and police officers were mobilized in the rescue effort.

France’s  national weather service  said up to 40cm (15.7in) of rain had fallen since Tuesday, and warned of more rainstorm in the region.

About 100,000 people have been without electricity across the flood-stricken  region,  reports say.

The floods are said to be the worst in the region since for nearly 200 years.

Myanmar

“Floods and landslides have killed at least 46 people in northwest Myanmar and rescue workers are evacuating residents affected by the incessant rains, official media said Thursday.” AP reported.

India, China Flooding

Rescuers try to salvage a mini-van submerged in the flood in Nanping City, southeast China’s Fujian Province, on June 15, 2010. (Xinhua/Zhang Guojun). Image may be subject to copyright.

Up to a 100  people have been killed and more than 70 are missing as heavy floods inundated parts of India and China.

“Heavy rains caused havoc in India’s largest city of Mumbai, hitting the movement of air and rail traffic and shutting off electricity in some areas, a report said.

“Thousands of buildings and kilometers of roads have been destroyed by flooding in south-eastern China. Almost 1.5 million people there have been affected by the floods. About 600 flights were grounded at Beijing’s Capital Airport. ”

Up to 300 Killed, Dozens  Missing, 1.3 million Evacuated after the Latest Round of China Rainstorms, Landslides

Floods have caused substantial damage in 21 provinces in China since January, causing at least 24 billion yuan (3.5 billion U.S. dollars) in direct economic losses, the Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said in a statement, Xinhua reported.

The 2010 economic losses so far 370 percent higher than last year, the statement said.

“A total of [up to 300] people died and [up to 100] other[s] were missing due to the floods, with 2 million hectares of crops affected, according to the statement.”

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