Thailand – 7 Dead, 1 Missing as Continuing Floods Affect Over 220,000 Households

Flooding continues to affect wide areas of Thailand after heavy rainfall brought by Tropical Storm Dianmu from 23 September 2021.

Floods in Thailand September 2021. Photo: DDPM

As of 30 September Thailand’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department (DDPM) reported flooding has affected 229,220 households across 6,827 villages in 193 districts of 31 provinces. A total of 7 fatalities have been reported, including 6 in Lopburi Province and 1 in Phetchabun Province where 1 person was reported missing.

Chaiyaphum Province is one of the worst hit areas, with 71,379 household affected, while in Lopburi a total of 56,138 households were affected.

Other hard hit provinces include Nakhon Sawan (20,902 households affected), Nakhon Ratchasima (8,787 households affected), Suphanburi (10,798 households affected) and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (13,445 households affected) where the Chao Phraya river has inundated the districts of Pak Hai, Sena, Bang BanPhra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya and Bang Sai.

Heavy rain from the storm caused rivers to overflow. According to figures from Thai Water, rivers are above flood level more than 40 locations along the Bang Pakong, Tha Chin, Pa Sak, Sakae Krang, Chao Phraya, Nan, Yom, Ping, Mun and Chi rivers, as of 01 October 2021.