Harvested rice fields in Chao Phraya River basin to be used as water retention areas

Rice fields in the Chao Phraya River basin, on Thailand’s central plains, will be turned into temporary water retention areas after farmers have completed their harvest at the end of…

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BMA to propose a tunnel project to drain water from eastern suburbs

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will propose, to National Water Command Centre at its meeting tomorrow (Monday), a project to build a 19km tunnel to drain water from the eastern…

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Lat Krabang district declared a disaster zone by Bangkok’s administration

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has declared Lat Krabang district a flood “disaster zone” so provision of assistance can be expedited, to relieve the hardships of some 20,000 residents in…

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Expert warns that the worst rain for Bangkok is yet to come

A special lecturer at the Graduate School of Environmental Development Administration at the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Dr. Sunt Srianthumrong, warned today (Monday) that the worst of the…

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Nearly 92,000 hectares of land in Thailand’s main river basins submerged

91,817 hectares of land in provinces in the Yom, Nan, Chao Phraya, Pasak, Tha Chin and Bang Pakong river basins are currently submerged, including 14,943 hectares of farm land, according…

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Bangkok sets up temporary shelters for flood evacuees

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has set up temporary shelters in the Bang Khen, Lak Si, Don Mueang, Sai Mai and Lat Krabang areas, in case residents there need to…

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Many cars submerged in underground condominium parking lot in Bang Khen

About 30 cars parked in the underground parking lot of a condominium in Bangkok’s Bang Khen district were flooded after water gushed into the basement last night during heavy rain….

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Nearly 500 cats and dogs evacuated from animal shelter in Pathum Thani

Thailand’s Livestock Development Department has sent a team of veterinarians to the Pa (Auntie) Malee shelter in Lam Luk Ka district of Pathum Thani province to take care of and…

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Over 135,000 hectares of land, including 42,560 hectares of rice fields in Thailand flooded

More than 135,000 hectares of land, including about 42,560 hectares of rice fields in the Nan, Chao Phraya, Pasak and Bang Pakong river basins, are now flooded, according to the…

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7 north-eastern provinces bracing for Mekong River overflows until Thursday

Thailand’s National Water Command Centre is advising people living near the banks of the Mekong River in seven north-eastern provinces to brace for sudden overflows from today (Sunday) until Thursday….

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Flood alert in eight southern Thai provinces from Nov 23rd- 25th

Thailand’s Royal Irrigation Department is advising people in eight southern provinces to brace for sudden flooding from Tuesday through Thursday next week, due to anticipated heavy rain brought by a…

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Thai authorities warn of two very high tides Tuesday

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is warning that the high tides today (Tuesday) will reach peaks at 11.26am, at 1.31 meters above mean sea level, and 1.20 meters at 7.32pm….

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Bangkok warned of 0.40m rise in Chao Phraya River between October 23-30

Thailand’s Department of Public Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has notified the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to advise the city’s riverside residents to brace a rise in the level of the…

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Flood woes caused by dam overflow in Suphan Buri province

Flood woes caused by dam overflow in Suphan Buri province

Many households and low-lying areas located along the Tha Chin River, in Thailand’s central province of Suphan Buri, are submerged after excess water overflowed the spillways of the Krasiao Dam…

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Teachers brave tough terrain to deliver milk to children in Kanchanaburi

A group of about 20 dedicated teachers and volunteers braved four hours of rain, mud and flooded dirt roads in Thungyai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary, in Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi,…

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Thailand’s 20 major dams, reservoirs are in danger of overflowing

Irrigation officials have been advised by Thailand’s Office of the National Water Command Centre (NWCC) to manage the discharge of excess water from Thailand’s 20 major dams and reservoirs properly,…

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Pasak riverside residents warned of flooding as more water is discharged through dam

Pasak riverside communities were warned today (Wednesday) to brace for possible flooding and to move their valuable belongings to higher ground after the Pasak Jolasid Dam decided to triple the…

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Women row a boat with their dog through floodwaters in a neighbourhood in Ayutthaya. This was last year when there were no electoral complications involved. But the time was ominously in October and scores of provinces were suffering. Jack TAYLOR / AFP

Successive storms may cause floods in parts of central Thailand this week

People living downstream of Pasak Jolasid Dam in Ang Thong, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Suphan Buri, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi and Ayutthaya have been warned to brace for flooding as an indirect…

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Customers of the riverside Chaopraya Antique Café react to a boat’s wake as they enjoy themselves in the extraordinary high water levels in the Chao Phraya River in Nonthaburi, near Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai riverside restaurant finds silver lining in floods

A flood-hit riverside restaurant in Nonthaburi, a busy town neighboring Bangkok, has drawn the attention of several international media agencies after becoming an unlikely dining hotspot in the face of…

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Heavy rain forecast for most parts of Thailand, 14 provinces warned of flash floods

People living in Thailand’s central, lower north-eastern, eastern and southern regions have been warned to brace for heavy rain in the next 24 hours, which may result in flash floods…

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Bangkok’s riverside communities warned of rising waters in Chao Phraya River

Residents of 11 riverside communities in Bangkok, located outside the protective flood walls, have been advised to track the water situation in the Chao Phraya River closely, which is expected…

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Rescue workers try to save hundreds of pigs from drowning in flood water

Many pigs have drowned while some were saved by rescue workers after water from the swollen Chi River swept into riverside pig farms in Phra Yuen district of Thailand’s north-eastern…

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Residents in 6 northeastern Thai provinces warned to prepare forevacuation as Chi river rises

Thailand’s National Water Directorate has issued an advisory,for riverside residents living in 28 districts in six north-eastern provinces, to move their valuables to higher ground and be ready for evacuation…

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Riverside communities in Nonthaburi province are now under water

Hundreds of households in riverside communities in Bangkok’s neighbouring province of Nonthaburi, which are not protected by flood walls, have been flooded since Saturday as the swollen Chao Phraya River…

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144 teams of medics sent to help flood victims in 17 flooded provinces

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has sent 144 teams of medics to help flood victims in 17 provinces and they have already treated more than 8,000 people, mostly suffering from…

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Body of missing boat skipper found 70km from his capsized tug in Ayutthaya

The decomposing body of a man, believed by the driver of the tug boat which capsized in front of Wat Panang Choeng in Ayutthaya province on September 29th, was found…

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People living adjacent to Chao Phraya River in Chainat province warned of possible flooding

Thailand’s Royal Irrigation Department (RID) sent an urgent letter to Chainat’s provincial governor today (Saturday), asking him to warn people living on both banks of the Chao Phraya River to…

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Thai fermented fish thrown at PM’s vehicle by opponents

Yesterday (Thursday), the prime minister and his security team were confronted by disapproving local residents during his visit to Nonthaburi province. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was visiting there to inspect…

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Boat which sank on Chao Phraya River yesterday has been located

Rescue officials have found the submerged wreckage of the boat which capsized yesterday on the Chao Phraya-Pasak River, in front of Phanan Choeng Worawihan Temple in Ayutthaya, and divers are…

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Riverside residents in Bangkok not protected by a flood wall should move valuables to higher ground

People in over 200 riverside dwellings and businesses in 7 districts of Bangkok (Dusit, Phra Nakhon, Samphanthawong, Bang Kho Laem, Yan Nawa, Bangkok Noi and Khlong San), which are not…

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Flood alert along river-sides and in low-lying areas in Bangkok and 8 central provinces

People living along river banks and in low-lying areas in Bangkok and Chainat, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Lop Buri, Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Pathum Thani and Nonthaburi  provinces are advised to brace…

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