Heavy rain has been affecting northern and central areas of Thailand since 15 May, causing floods in several provinces. Local disaster officials report that some areas have recorded almost 300 mm of rain in a 24 hour period.
Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) reported earlier today that around 800 people have been evacuated in Mueang Kamphaeng Phet, the capital district of Kamphaeng Phet Province. DDPM says that 280.5 mm of rain fell on 17 May, causing floods that affected a local hospital.
DDPM also reported flooding in the province of Uttaradit. Local media report that 2,000 households in Thong Saen Khan district have been asked to evacuate to higher ground by local authorities.
Some flooding also affected parts of the provinces or Lamphun and Chiang Mai, where a bridge was damaged in Omkoi District. Houses have been damaged by floods in Wat Bot district, Phitsanulok province.
Some surface flooding was also reported in streets of the capital, Bangkok, although according to reports the flood water quickly receded.
B - Thong Saen Khan
C - Omkoi District
D - Wat Bot
E - Khiri Mat district, Sukhothai
Si Samrong Agromet - May 16 to May 17, 2017
Lom Sak - May 16 to May 17, 2017
Kamphaeng Phet - May 16 to May 17, 2017
Phetchabun - May 16 to May 17, 2017
Loei Agromet - May 16 to May 17, 2017
Doi Ang Kang - May 15 to May 16, 2017
Phayao - May 15 to May 16, 2017
Uttaradit - May 15 to May 16, 2017
Phitsanulok - May 15 to May 16, 2017
Loei Agromet - May 15 to May 16, 2017
May 17 to May 19, 2017
Kamphaeng Phet, Sukhothai and Surat Thani - May 20 to May 22, 2017
Floods have been blamed for five deaths: one in Kamphaeng Phet, three in Sukhothai (1 in Sri Samrong and 2 in Khiri Mat districts) and one in Surat Thani, according to the DDPM
Estimated figure: DDPM say that the floods affected more than 17,000 households. 13 roads, 20 homes and wide areas of farmland were damaged.