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City Hall blasted for flood

City Hall blasted for flood | Thailand Floods (#ThaiFloodEng) | Scoop.it
City Hall has come under heavy criticism from the government which accused it of being too slow to drain water from streets and roads following heavy rain on Tuesday afternoon.
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City 'likely' to be spared worst | Bangkok Post: news

City 'likely' to be spared worst | Bangkok Post: news | Thailand Floods (#ThaiFloodEng) | Scoop.it
Bangkok is likely to be spared from widespread flooding this year, Water and Flood Management Committee (WFMC) chairman Plodprasop Suraswadi said yesterday.
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Floods hit Sukhothai as Yom overflows - The Nation

Floods hit Sukhothai as Yom overflows - The Nation | Thailand Floods (#ThaiFloodEng) | Scoop.it

"Officials try to fill embankment gaps as water level hits 50cm in commercial centre

 

Flooding raged into the heart of Sukhothai yesterday, just a few days after Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visited the province and declared the situation there would soon return to normal.

 

Despite the use of many pumps and other flood-prevention efforts, floodwater levels rose about 50 centimetres in the economic zones of the province.

 

Officials, as of press time, were still struggling to fill breaks and leaks in the embankment along the Yom River. They initially thought their giant sandbags and gabions would be able to block the water from flowing into the town and causing inundation."

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IPS – Floods Dampen Thai Adaptation Plans | Inter Press Service

IPS – Floods Dampen Thai Adaptation Plans | Inter Press Service | Thailand Floods (#ThaiFloodEng) | Scoop.it

"Thailand’s flood-management blueprint received a jolt when the dykes in Sukhothai were breached by the rain-swollen Yom river last week, submerging large stretches of the former royal capital.Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra toured the flood-damaged historic city 430 km north of Bangkok, reliving relief operations that were mounted last year when the central plains, including the capital, were hit by the worst floods in the country’s history."

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Flood assurances are not entirely convincing

Flood assurances are not entirely convincing | Thailand Floods (#ThaiFloodEng) | Scoop.it
After the Water and Flood Management Committee (WFMC) organised water flow testing in the western part of Bangkok to convince residents that the government would be able to prevent flooding this year, people were reassured to a certain extent.
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Big Clean-up in Sukhothai after the Floods

Big Clean-up in Sukhothai after the Floods | Thailand Floods (#ThaiFloodEng) | Scoop.it
Some good news from Sukhothai today. The floods have receded enough for them to start a big clean up and try to return to a normal life. Last week an e...
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Will there be “Biblical Floods” in Thailand this Year?

Will there be “Biblical Floods” in Thailand this Year? | Thailand Floods (#ThaiFloodEng) | Scoop.it

"There has already been a lot of talk and speculation in the media that the government has failed and that we will be hit by devastating floods again this year. These stories have now gone into the international media and once again I have started to receive emails from people asking if Thailand will be flooded this year. A short answer to that is YES! It is a monsoon country and we are in the middle of the rainy season. It happens every year to varying degrees. We cannot escape it but we can learn to live with it."

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Thailand’s Flood Defenses to Fail Again?

Thailand’s Flood Defenses to Fail Again? | Thailand Floods (#ThaiFloodEng) | Scoop.it

Council on Foreign Relations experts give their take on the cutting-edge issues emerging in Asia today.

 

"Last year, flooding in Thailand breached defenses across the country, ruining many of the industrial estates on the outskirts of Bangkok, bringing the capital to a halt, and resulting in billions of dollars in damage and decisions by several major electronics components manufacturers to either abandon Thailand operations or open new operations to build disc drives and other parts in countries safer from flooding. Last year’s flooding was also horrible for the public image of the government of Yingluck Shinawatra, which appeared to be slow to respond, as compared to the army, which utilized the flooding, and its rapid response, to somewhat rehabilitate its image in the minds of many Thais after the army’s killing of at least ninety protestors in the streets of Bangkok in spring 2010."

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It’s Going to Rain, Rain, Rain says the Meteorological Centre

It’s Going to Rain, Rain, Rain says the Meteorological Centre | Thailand Floods (#ThaiFloodEng) | Scoop.it
CityNews – The Northern Meteorological Centre has said that from 13th – 18th September there will be heavy rains in many parts of Thailand because of high pressure coming from China that is creating monsoons.
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Thailand flood update 2012

Thailand flood update 2012 | Thailand Floods (#ThaiFloodEng) | Scoop.it

"Isolated parts of Sukhothai are flooded four days after waters from the Yom River seeped through the city's levees; however the water is receding, and local guesthouse operators told us Friday that most of the remaining water is in the vicinity of the day market and Wat Sathani east of the river. During an official visit, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra reportedly said the entire city will be dry in two days time, but as water makes its way downstream, other parts of central Thailand are bracing for floods."

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Thai Meteorological Department - Weather Warning Page

"Warning


'Heavy to Very heavy rain over Thailand'


No. 4 Time Issued : September 13, 2012


During 13 - 17 Sep, 2012, the monsoon trough over upper Thailand will intense and the active southwest monsoon prevails over the Andaman Sea, Thailand and the Gulf of Thailand. Abundant rain and isolated heavy to very heavy fall is expected over the North,
the Northeast, the Central, the East and the South West coast. The wind-wave in the Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf of Thailand will intense with 2 meters of wave high.

 

At 0400 LST today (13 Sep), Typhoon “SANBA” was centered east of Philippines or at latitude 14.5 N and longitude 129.9 E with maximum sustained wind about 120 km/hr. This storm is moving northwestward with speed about 15 km/hr. It is expected to move to nearly Taiwan and Okinawa Island, Japan during 15-16 Sep, 2012.

 

The advisory is in effect for Thailand from 13 September 2012.

 

Issued at 05.30 a.m."

 

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Heavy rain this weekend: Bangkok riverside told to brace for flooding

Heavy rain this weekend: Bangkok riverside told to brace for flooding | Thailand Floods (#ThaiFloodEng) | Scoop.it

"People in 27 riverside communities in Bangkok have been warned to prepare for possible flooding this weekend, with heavy rains expected from Friday until Monday.

 

The communities, which are home to about 1,200 families, are located in areas along the river that don’t have a flood embankment, the Nation reported.

 

Even an embankment doesn’t guarantee that an area won’t flood though, as Sukhothai just found out.

 

'The water is seeping in from under the embankment,' Science Minister Plodprasob Surassawadee said yesterday in his capacity as the chair of the Water and Flood Management Commission (WFMC)."

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Northern flood arrives in Ayutthaya | Bangkok Post: news

Northern flood arrives in Ayutthaya | Bangkok Post: news | Thailand Floods (#ThaiFloodEng) | Scoop.it
Six districts of Ayutthaya province have been hit by flooding, governor Witthaya Phiewphong said on Tuesday.
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Water4Thai: Government launches flood-monitoring iPhone/iPad app

Water4Thai: Government launches flood-monitoring iPhone/iPad app | Thailand Floods (#ThaiFloodEng) | Scoop.it

"Thailand’s Office of National Water and Flood Management Policy (ONWF) has launched a new iPad and iPhone app providing up-to-date information on the country’s water situation: Water4Thai.

 

The application is available in the English language, although a lot of the content such as daily reports and “heavy rainfall areas” is in Thai. However, weather charts, rainfall reports, water levels, dam and reservoir reports and daily tides are all in English.

 

There is also a CCTV option that allows you to view live footage of waterways around the country."

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Honda puts flood back-up plan in place - The Nation

Honda puts flood back-up plan in place The Nation Honda Automobile (Thailand) has drawn up an emergency back-up plan in the event of possible flooding, including the preparation of a vehicle inventory...
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Sukhothai hit by 2nd flood

Sukhothai hit by 2nd flood | Thailand Floods (#ThaiFloodEng) | Scoop.it
A second flood hit Sukhothai municipality yesterday, just as residents were starting to clean up and return to their daily business.
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Rain, not run-off, main threat to Bangkok

Rain, not run-off, main threat to Bangkok | Thailand Floods (#ThaiFloodEng) | Scoop.it
Run-off water from upstream zones will raise the level of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok by just 3-4 centimetres.
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Heavy Rain in Bangkok and Central Thailand until Next Week

Heavy Rain in Bangkok and Central Thailand until Next Week | Thailand Floods (#ThaiFloodEng) | Scoop.it

"These last few days we have had some really heavy rain in the Bangkok area. This is due to a strong southwest monsoon over the Andaman Sea, Thailand and the Gulf of Thailand. It is expected to persist until at least Monday or Tuesday."

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Thai floods: a repeat of 2011?

Thai floods: a repeat of 2011? | Thailand Floods (#ThaiFloodEng) | Scoop.it
A mere eight months since flood waters receded from Thailand’s capital, there is once again fear in the Kingdom that history is being repeated.
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Thailand in flood fears as provinces hit by heavy rain and Bangkok 'put on alert'

Thailand in flood fears as provinces hit by heavy rain and Bangkok 'put on alert' | Thailand Floods (#ThaiFloodEng) | Scoop.it
The floods come amid concerns that the country's government failed to act fast enough to strengthen defences after last year's devastating floods which swept down into Bangkok.
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Flood Waters hit Pangsarapee GreenResort in Chiangrai | Chiang Rai Times English Language Newspaper

Flood Waters hit Pangsarapee GreenResort in Chiangrai | Chiang Rai Times English Language Newspaper | Thailand Floods (#ThaiFloodEng) | Scoop.it

"Flash floods have created havoc at the main border market in Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai"

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"Main roads in Mae Sai and Mae Chan are now under more than 30 to 50 centimeters of water, causing difficulties for travelers, as many areas in the Northern Province continued to see heavy rain.


The National Disaster Warning Centre on Friday issued a warning for people in the North, East and South to prepare for widespread scattered rain with heavy falls in some areas from today to Sunday."

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Chao Phraya locals brace - Northern run-off surges toward Central Plains

Chao Phraya locals brace - Northern run-off surges toward Central Plains | Thailand Floods (#ThaiFloodEng) | Scoop.it
People in low-lying provinces by the Chao Phraya River including Bangkok have been told to brace for floods.
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A general view of a flooded town in Sukhothai province

A general view of a flooded town in Sukhothai province | Thailand Floods (#ThaiFloodEng) | Scoop.it

A general view of a flooded town in Sukhothai province is seen, north of Bangkok on Sept. 12.

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PM warns provinces west of city [+PHOTOS]

PM warns provinces west of city [+PHOTOS] | Thailand Floods (#ThaiFloodEng) | Scoop.it
Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani residents severely hit by floods last year face the prospects of being battered by another deluge this year if there are torrential rains, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said yesterday.
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Sukhothai flooded by Yom River overflow | Bangkok Post: multimedia

The capital of the historic kingdom of Sukhothai has experienced flooding up to a metre deep after the Yom River overflowed and broke through poorly maintained levees to allow a sudden surge of floodwater into businesses and residential areas.
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