Floods Remain in 5 Provinces in Thailand

Thailand’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department (DDPM) said yesterday 07 September 2014, that flooding that has affected at least 28 provinces in the country since late August, has resulted in the deaths of 10 people. The DDPM said that 14,562 houses had been affected in the floods in over 700 villages.

The deaths occurred in the provinces of Kamphaeng Phet (2), Mae Hong Son (2), Chiang Rai (2), Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phayao, Phrae and Sukhothai.

The situation had appeared to be improving on 03 September, despite the Chi River overflowing in Chaiyaphum Province. However further heavy rainfall meant that flood water remained in some areas.

The provinces still affected by floods currently are:

  • Sukhothai
  • Chiang Rai
  • Tak
  • Nakhon Sawan
  • Phichit

More Rainfall

More heavy rainfall has been forecast for the next few days, particularly for the north and eastern provinces. In fact a few areas have already seen heavy rainfall over the last 24 hours, according to WMO figures.

  • Ubon Ratchathani – 86.8 mm
  • Chaiyaphum – 60.4 mm
  • Phliu, Nakhon Ratchasima – 100.5 mm
File photo: Floods in Thailand. Photo credit
File photo: Floods in Thailand. Photo credit