Category: Thai Flood

PM’s Office says there is enough water for summer

The Prime Minister’s Office has assured Thais there will be enough water for home consumption throughout the summer. According to the Prime Minister’s Office, the government instructed the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives to begin its anti-drought measures in order to avoid a drought crisis. The PM’s Office believes water shortages will not be severe…

Spending in Bangkok for Vegetarian Festival estimated to increase 7.2 percent on-year

Kasikorn Research Center (K Research) has estimated Bangkok will see over 4.5 billion baht in circulation this vegetarian festival, up 7.2 percent on-year due to health trends. Foreseeing spending at an average rate of 300 baht per day per person during the annual vegetarian festival taking place next month, K Research is confident more than…

32 provinces on alert for Storm Mujigae

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has instructed its local units in 32 risk-prone provinces to be prepared for relief operations as Storm Mujigae is likely to bring stormy weather to the upper part of the country. Director-General Chatchai Promlert disclosed that Tropical Storm Mujigae would grip the upper North, Northeast and East…

Storms and Flooding Hits Pattaya

Huge storms erupted above Pattaya Skies around 4.30PM this evening,  seeing the city main roads turn to rivers . As of 6Pm the Sukhumvit and approaching motorway links were heavily flooded.  Central roads took much of the brunt of the storms and  Pumps on the sea front were activated by the city clear water from…

RID convenes with responsible units to gear up for flood prevention

The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) has called a meeting with representatives from the Machinery Operation Centers to follow up on the readiness of machinery and equipment to be used in flood prevention efforts.At the meeting between Deputy Director-General for Administration of the RID Sub Lt Paijane Marksuwan and executives from the Machinery Operation Centers 1-7,…

Update on Flood Situation in Thailand

National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) chief, Somsak Khaosuwan, has updated the water situation in Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani that rising sea levels will result in water levels in the Chao Phraya river to rise in the next couple of days. Residents living in riverside communities will be affected by the rising level of water.…

Thailand Unlikely to Face Excessive Flooding in 2012

Thailand is unlikely to face prolonged and widespread floods in 2012. Even so, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has instructed the authorities concerned to monitor the situation closely. The Prime Minister, during the Cabinet meeting on 9 October 2012, thanked relevant agencies for their efficient water management in accordance with guidelines set by the Single Command…