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    Urgent flood warning as reservoirs overwhelmed

    Rid denies repeat of 2011 crisis as residents warned to seek safety on higher ground.

    WATER HAS already overwhelmed 167 reservoirs in the country, with floods reported in many provinces and flooding risks increasing in several other areas.

    Areas of Chaiyaphum, Phitsanulok, Nakhon Sawan, Phayao, Lampang and Pathum Thani are already flooded.

    Six Central provinces also received particular warnings from the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department (DPMD) yesterday. They were Chai Nat, Sing Buri, Angthong, Lop Buri, Saraburi and Ayutthaya as the Pasak Jolasid Dam, which is located in Lop Buri, is reaching its full storage capacity.

    The flooding threat is now imminent, given that rain and heavy downpours will likely continue in many parts of the country through Sunday.

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    I thought a new channel had been built since the great flood of 2011 and high walls built along the canals in Bangkok to avert another flood crisis. Also haven't all the canals been dredged and new water pumps installed. Why the panic? Yes, maybe some areas less populated haven't had these measures implemented but around the area of Rangsit where I live improvements to stop flooding have been installed ever since the great flood. We've got flood walls, dredged canals, new pumps, run off areas, huge constructions built to divert unwanted flood water.

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    Floods not as bad as 2011 crisis despite inundation: authorities

    ACADEMICS AND authorities are confident that this year’s flood situation would not be a repeat of the disastrous major floods of 2011, even as many provinces continued to be inundated and dams are at peak capacity.

    Three key experts – the Royal Irrigation Department (RID), the Meteorological Department, and Sitang Pilailar from Water Resource Engineering Department at Kasetsart University – yesterday reassured people that the nation is not about to experience the extremes of 2011.

    Authorities have already prepared a flood mitigation plan, they said, and the water situation this year is totally different from 2011.

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    Those whom reside near a major river and tributary - take care.

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    Just be ready for next year's drought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Just be ready for next year's drought.
    It's referred to the dry season.
    Rarely, is there true drought periods.


    Have knowledge to what you speak of, firstly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    It's referred to the dry season.
    Rarely, is there true drought periods.


    Have knowledge to what you speak of, firstly.
    Fuck me Jeff, you are as dumb as a fucking rock, aren't you?

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    • Thailand has experienced drought episodes almost every year, including the current one. This year, the agricultural sector will bear the largest impact, as the quantities of many agricultural products fall, especially rice, tapioca, sugarcane, and sugar. However, agricultural supply shortages may lead to price improvements for some crops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Fuck me Jeff, you are as dumb as a fucking rock, aren't you?

    https://thediplomat.com/2016/06/thai...ught-struggle/

    Thai and Asian wannabe expert.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Thai and Asian wannabe expert.

    I know more about the fucking place than you do, obviously.

    Then again, I think most people do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    It's referred to the dry season.
    Rarely, is there true drought periods.

    Every year water supplies are reduced or cut off during peak times. Happens every fooking year. Get out of yer mums basement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Every year water supplies are reduced or cut off during peak times. Happens every fooking year.

    Yes. An annual dry season.
    Not drought.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Every year water supplies are reduced or cut off during peak times. Happens every fooking year. Get out of yer mums basement.
    He's not very bright you know.

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    No major flooding anywhere this year: PM

    BANGKOK, 13 October 2017 (NNT) – The government has reassured there will be no major flooding this year which might otherwise be as critical as in 2011.


    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was reported of the water situation and confirmed this year's flooding will not cause as much damage as in 2011 since, he said, much less water is currently flowing, and the government has implemented a systematic water management measure.


    Rainwater in the northern region is currently flowing down to the central region, causing flooding in areas below major dams and beyond the levees along both sides of Chao Phraya River. Government agencies are minimizing the effects by using available irrigation system and the retention areas to reduce the volume of water flowing to the central region.


    The water flowing rate at Bang Sai water gate in Ayutthaya, which is the final point before the water enters Bangkok, is now at 2,200 cubic meter per second, with the capacity available to accommodate 3,500 cubic meter per second more water flow. The flow is comparatively less than the rate in 2011 at more than 4,000 cubic meter per second.


    The premier said he had instructed the Ministry of Interior and the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation to work with the provincial and local authorities and the military to provide assistance to flood victims, and urged the general public to closely follow weather forecasts and advice from the authorities.





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    Chi and Chao Phraya Rivers flood nearby communities



    KHON KAEN, 13th October 2017 (NNT) - The Chi River has overflowed into Mancha Khiri district in Khon Kaen province, while officials in Ang Thong province hurry to repair damaged water barriers in commercial areas.


    Mancha Khiri district in Khon Kaen is currently 30 - 50 centimeters under water. The Chi River has inundated a 500-meter stretch of the commercial district, making it difficult for small vehicles to pass through.


    In Suan Mon subdistrict, officials have installed a pipe along Ban Nong Kham Road to drain floodwaters. The Chief District Officer of Mancha Khiri said an announcement has been made to waterfront residents to ready themselves for the rising river.


    Meanwhile in Ang Thong, water from the Chao Phraya River has damaged embankments and flooded Pa Mok Market. Teachers and staff at Wong Sawat Witthaya School have moved school equipment away from the inundation, while emergency staff and over 100 villagers hurry to repair the embankments to prevent further damage.


    Ang Thong Municipality is using sandbags to support the damaged flood wall in front of the office of the Provincial Waterworks Authority to prevent damage to government buildings and businesses.


    The Chao Phraya River has continued to rise after the Chao Phraya Dam in Chai Nat province was obliged to increase its outflow from the spillway at Regional Irrigation Office 12. The province has warned local residents near the Chao Phraya and Noi rivers to brace themselves for flooding. So far, over 1,200 households across four districts have been affected.





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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Chi River
    Was in Selephum yesterday. The Chi water level is high but not yet over flowing to extent to cause flooding in occupied areas. Had several days of heavy rain but for last few days not much.

    Nothing out of the ordinary annual rainy season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Was in Selephum yesterday. The Chi water level is high but not yet over flowing to extent to cause flooding in occupied areas. Had several days of heavy rain but for last few days not much.

    Nothing out of the ordinary annual rainy season.
    Exactly, nothing new, maybe a little more rain as usual but nothing to panic about. But I don't own a media outlet.

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    Yes, Chiang Mai just had a bit of light drizzle is all.





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    Shit!

    Where is that in Chiang Mai. We're going down tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    Where is that in Chiang Mai. We're going down tomorrow.
    Areas around Sripingmuang, Kom Market, the Chiang Mai College of Dramatic Arts and the area close to Mae Kha Canal.

    Chiang Mai CityNews - Heavy Floods Hit Chiang Mai

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Areas around Sripingmuang, Kom Market, the Chiang Mai College of Dramatic Arts and the area close to Mae Kha Canal.

    Chiang Mai CityNews - Heavy Floods Hit Chiang Mai
    OK cheers. Shouldn't be a problem. thanks for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Was in Selephum yesterday. The Chi water level is high but not yet over flowing to extent to cause flooding in occupied areas. Had several days of heavy rain but for last few days not much.

    Nothing out of the ordinary annual rainy season.
    Good to be noted.
    Yet, Isaan [generally speaking] has been wetter this year than the normal seasonal cycles, yes? [traditionally doesn't receive the same rainfall as other regions might]

    As might be reflected throughout the country being a heavier and extended rainy season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilsonandson View Post
    Why the panic?
    Umm...your downstairs area being underwater is not generally a good thing?

    Glad you're alright, jack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Yes. An annual dry season.
    Not drought.

    There does seem to be confusion between the two doesn't there. NE area typically has low average rainfall between Late November and late April, which is the cool dry season followed by the hot dry season. Since it is normal then it is not a drought, which is defined as abnormally low rainfall over a period.

    This year was not a drought in the NE, if anything it had abnormally high rainfall during the wet season.

    No wonder Jeff gets frustrated with you numbskulls...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    There does seem to be confusion between the two doesn't there. NE area typically has low average rainfall between Late November and late April, which is the cool dry season followed by the hot dry season. Since it is normal then it is not a drought, which is defined as abnormally low rainfall over a period.

    This year was not a drought in the NE, if anything it had abnormally high rainfall during the wet season.

    No wonder Jeff gets frustrated with you numbskulls...
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    Flooding in Bangkok caused by heavy rains: BMA



    BANGKOK, 14 October 2017 (NNT) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) remarked that the latest flooding in Bangkok was caused by heavy rains and dismissed rumors of closing Saen Saeb canal for northern water mass diversion.


    Bangkok governor Assawin Khwanmuang disclosed that at least 55 major roads were submerged, following downpours in the early hours and maintained that City Hall officials had done everything to cope with the flooding.


    He said that drainage had been slow because of the large quantity of rainwater. Water from the North was coming in at the rate of 2,600 cubic meters per second which is still within Bangkok’s capacity, he added.


    The hardest hit areas were the main Ratchadaphisek and Vibhavadi Rangsit roads. The most rain was reported in Phra Nakhon district, at 214.5 millimeters, followed by 214 millimeters in Phasi Charoen, 208 millimeters in Khlong Mon of Bangkok Noi district, 195 millimeters in Yannawa district, 177.5 at Makkasan in Ratchathewi district, 178 millimeters in Chom Thong district and 174 millimeters in Din Daeng district.


    Following the rumor on the online media that there will be a closure of Saen Saep Canal to drain water from the North, the Governor has confirmed that it is not true at all because the drainage or water from the North mostly relies on Chao Phraya River. The BMA and the Royal Irrigation Department have been coordinating with each other all the time and the public is asked to be confident and follow accredited information from the BMA.


    Food problems can be reported through ID Line: @bkk_best, www.facebook.com/bkk.best, Flood Prevention Control Center Tel. 0 2248 5115 or BMA’s Hotline 1555.





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