11 July 2024

Seven districts of the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani remain flooded today, with the flooding in Muang, Warin Chamrap and Sawang Weerawong districts still serious, according to the provincial administration office.

Satellite images from Thai Choke satellite of the Geo-informatics an Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) taken yesterday show areas along the Moon and Chi rivers in Muang and Warin Chamrap districts, about 140,000 rai, still flooded.

The flooded areas appear in brown colour because of the massive sediments washed by the currents.

The provincial administration office reported that flooding in Ubon Ratchathani province, as a result of Podul tropical and Kajiki depression since August 29, has affected more than 42,000 households in 25 districts, causing total damage to 414 houses and partial damage to more than 5,500 houses.

More than 630,000 rai of farmland, including about 530,00 rai of rice farm in 23 districts, were damaged.  Three people drowned.

The level of water in the Moon river in the municipal area of Muang district has dropped below its banks, making the riverside road passable for cars.  Residents have started cleaning their houses covered with sediments which came with the flood water while others removed sandbags which were used to form floodwall.

Some low-lying areas in the Muang district fell under two metres of water during the peak of the flooding.

Draining of water from the Moon river into the Mekong river is going on smoothly with the level of the Moon river dropped 21 cm to 113.99 metre above mean sea level from yesterday’s level.