Channel News Asia Thai authorities on high alert after floods Channel News Asia According to the independent flood-monitoring network, Thaiflood.com, 27 provinces have now been put on alert with three provinces severely affected, while nine others...
30 provinces, 2m people hit by floods Bangkok Post More than two million people in 210 districts of 30 provinces have been affected by floods since Sept 17, according to Disasters Prevention and Mitigation Department chief Chatchai Promlert said.
Aljazeera.com Floods sweep across Southeast Asia Aljazeera.com Elsewhere in Cambodia, floods have killed at least 20 and left more than 33,000 families affected, according to the National Committee for Disaster Management.
Channel News Asia Businesses in Thailand prepare for the worst as torrential rains continue to pound Channel News Asia NAKHON SAWAN, Thailand: Businesses in Thailand are hoping for the best and preparing for the worst as torrential rains continue...
Floods breach industrial estate in Prachin Buri | Bangkok Post: news Bangkok Post People living in communities along the banks of Chao Phraya River in Ang Thong, Sing Buri, Ayutthaya, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Bangkok were experiencing flooding.
"Thai authorities are urging the public to heed the warnings and monitor advice from the local government as Tropical Storm Gaemi approaches.
The storm is set to make landfall in Thailand sometime this weekend and unleash heavy downpours in Rayong, Chantaburi, Chon Buri, and Bangkok. Gaemi is predicted to intensify as it moves to the Gulf of Thailand, bringing torrents of rain to the Phetchaburi and Ratchaburi area from October 8 to 10."
"Bangkok residents can expect more downpours and likely flooding over the next few days.
According to the Meteorological Department's forecast, thunderstorms will affect most parts of Bangkok and its adjacent provinces until next Monday. Cloudbursts are expected in many areas too.
Following hour-long downpours, traffic became paralysed in several parts of Bangkok as dozens of roads were swamped. Bangkok's total rainfall this month is already the highest for any month in five decades."
"The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has announced that more provinces have fallen victim to the monsoon flooding, which has rampaged several parts of the country in the past weeks."
The Nation Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani alerted for floods | Bangkok Post: news Bangkok Post The Royal Irrigation Department has warned of more flooding in Ayutthaya and its downstream areas, with the Pasak River set to rise by up to 1.5m Sunday.
Bangkok Post Dam release to bring more floods to Ayutthaya Bangkok Post Prachin Buri is one of 27 provinces still affected by floods, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department in Bangkok said on Saturday.
Gulf Times Thai provinces hit by floods, authorities say industry safe Reuters BANGKOK (Reuters) - Nine people have died and more than 1 million have been affected by flooding in Thailand, officials said on Wednesday, but authorities offered...
"Command centre set up for Bangkok The Nation Preparations for Tropical Storm Gaemi underway; Army units on standby
An ad-hoc operations centre was set up yesterday to cope with the flood situation in Bangkok and elsewhere for a 30-day period as a result of Tropical Storm Gaemi, which is expected to hit Thailand by the weekend.
The centre, dubbed the Joint Operations Centre on Water Drainage in Low-Lying Areas and based in Bangkok Thai Tower off Phya Thai Road, is scheduled to remain operational until October 31. It is coordinating relevant operations among agencies involved, said Royol Jitdon, a key man in the government's overall flood and water-management operations."
"Two reservoirs in Nakhon Ratchasima are being drained in order to enable them to fully accommodate a large volume of water expected with a major storm, which will cause torrential rains this weekend.
The government and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration are also getting ready to implement immediate response measures, including the drastic drainage of major dams in the North and the systematic opening of floodgates, to brace for heavy downpours when the Gaemi Tropical Storm arrives in Thailand this weekend."
"Many areas of Bangkok were heavily flooded following heavy rain on Tuesday, as Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra said the giant tunnel does work and floating debris does not obstruct the draining process.
Traffic police said the flood levels in parts of Bangkok such as Sutthisarn, Din Daeng, Don Muang, Pracha Rat Bamphen and Phaya Thai were as high as 80 centimetres.
The flooding caused heavy traffic congestion in many areas of the capital city.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration posted a message on the social networking site Twitter apologising for the delay in its drainage effort.
"All workers are doing their best to alleviate the problem for the people of Bangkok," the BMA said."
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