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Disaster declared amid new floods in Thailand

Posted by feww on January 2, 2012

Flash floods force disaster declaration in southern Thailand

More than 40 districts in five of southern Thailand provinces are inundated. At least a dozen people are dead or reported missing, as of posting. 

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  • Thailand. Flash floods caused by extreme rain events have forced the authorities to declare disaster areas in southern Thailand.
    • More than 40 districts in five of southern Thailand provinces are inundated. At least a dozen people are dead or reported missing, as of posting.
    • Several municipalities in have issued evacuation orders as floodwaters continue to rise.
    • Weather forecasters warn continued flooding may severely affect more provinces.
    • The extreme rain event “in the deep South is caused by the combined effects of the northeastern monsoon in the Gulf of Thailand and a low pressure cell covering northern Malaysia,” the Yala Meteorologists reported.
    • The worst-hit areas are the southern provinces of Songkhla, Yala and Nakhon Si Thammarat.
    • Additionally, large areas in Phattalung, Pattani and Narathiwat have been inundated by up to 1.35 meters of water.
    • Many roads and large swaths of farmland including rubber plantations have been submerged by mud.

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Mega Deluge Submerges Southern Thailand

Posted by feww on April 2, 2011

UPDATE at 06:30UTC

Death Toll From Flooding and Landslide Reaches 35

Major flooding have hit the Thai provinces of Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Surat Thani, Trang, Chumphon, Songkhla, Krabi and Phangnga, Satun and Narathiwat, displacing or affecting up to 2 million people and submerging about 150,000 hectares of farmland, Bangkok Post reported.

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At least 30 killed, 100 missing, 1.2 million affected as mudslides bury vast swathes of southern Thailand

Thai government has declared about 90 districts in 8 southern provinces  as disaster areas.

Many sensible countries are advising their citizens NOT to travel to Thailand.

Torrents of muddy water have killed at least 30 people, left more than a 100 missing and injured hundreds more. Up to a 1,000 homes, schools, offices, stores and temples, as well as thousands of roads and bridges have been destroyed or damaged, as of posting.

Tens of thousands of people , including many tourists, have been evacuated.


Muddy waters reached to the tops of palm trees, as deadly landslides destroyed homes and bridges and roads were washed away, leaving many areas cut off.” Source: AFP. Image may be subject to copyright.

Damage Estimate


Floodwaters have almost completely submerged all palm oil plantation areas as well as fruit orchards,
Bangkok Post reported. Image may be subject to copyright.
[NOTE:  rai = 1,600 m²]

Unseasonal Heavy Rain Floods Southern Thailand


A powerful storm over the Malay Peninsula dumped up to 1,300 mm (51 inches) over southern Thailand. TRMM satellite image shows rainfall for March 23–30, 2011. Source: NASA-EO

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