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Thailand, Flooding in 13 southern provinces

14:50 Nov 28 2017 Provinces of Chumphon, Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Pattani, Phangnga, Phatthalung, Phuket, Satun, Songkhla, Trang and Yala

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Description
= Update as of 11 December 2017 =
- Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport is back in operation, after three-days of closure.
- Department of Disaster Prevention & Mitigation (DDPM) reported that the most affected areas were done to 44 districts in six provinces of Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani, Songkhla, Trang, Pattani and Narathiwat.

= Update as of 10 December 2017 =
- Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport is set to reopen after water being pumped out of the runway and taxiway.
- At least 50 schools in five districts are still expected to remain close in the following week.

= Update as of 9 December 2017 =
- Director General of Thailand Department of Disaster Prevention & Mitigation (DDPM) announced in total the flooding in southern provinces started from 25 November 2017, have claimed the lives of 22 people and affected 903,603 people in 3,077 villages, 56 districts. - As of Week 49, flooding still persists in 7 out of 13 provinces; namely Pattani, Songkhla, Phatthalung, Trang, Chumphon, Nakhon, Sri Thammarat and Surat Thani.

= Update as of 3 December 2017 =
Updates from Trang Province
- Two sites of river embankment submerged Muang District, until roof top. As a resulted, 32,000 people (8,042 households) were temporarily displaced.
- Chulaphorn Ratchawithayalai Trang School inundated.

= Update as of 2 December 2017 =
General updates
- Official estimation from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DPPM) suggests, around 800,000 people have been affected due to heavy rainfall and flash floods in 101 districts of 13 southern provinces, Thailand.
- Affected provinces: Chumphon, Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Pattani, Phangnga, Phatthalung, Phuket, Satun, Songkhla, Trang and Yala provinces.
- Songkhla Province is the most affected areas with districts nearby Songkhla Lake are the most affected ones.
- Thailand Meteorological Department forecast more heavy rain still persists in some areas of the affected provinces until 3 December 2017.

Pattani Province
- 12 districts were inundated.
- 5 people died due to drowning.
- Water from Yala province overflowed to Pattani River and inundated business district.
Narathiwat Province
- Sungai Kolok River overflowed to Tak bai district at the height of more than 2 meters.

= Update as of 1 December 2017 =
Songkhla Province
- All 16 districts of Songkhla Provinces have been declared flood disaster zones due to continued heavy rain and flash flood. Designation of disaster zones aimed for enabling speedy provision of assistance, according to Songkhla Province Disaster Prevention and Mitigation office.
- Worst affected districts: Saba Yoi, Thepha and Na Thawi
Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
- Flooding inundated 23 districts, with 15 of them declared as disaster zones.
- It means inundation at 526 villages.
- Affecting 66,020 people of 23,371 households.
- One school, seven temples, five government offices, 138 roads and six bridges affected.
- Observed impact to agricultural areas, fisheries and livestock.
Surat Thani province
- Most affected district: Kanchanadit

= Update as of 27 November 2017 =
Thailand's Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DPPM) issued warning of heavy rainfall and flooding for 13 provinces in the south of the country; i.e. effective for Chumphon, Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Pattani, Phangnga, Phatthalung, Phuket, Satun, Songkhla, Trang and Yala provinces.

Aftermath:
- Runway of Pattani airport flooded
- 20 chools and Hatyai University in Songkhla and 27 schools in Phattahalung flooded.

The Meteorological Department reported a low pressure area would be moving slowing from the lower South China Sea through the lower South to the Andaman Sea from Tuesday (28 Nov) to Friday (1 Dec)
Additional Data
Country: Thailand
Affected Area / Region: 13 provinces in southern of Thailand

Casualties

Death: 22
Affected Persons: 903,603

Damages

Damaged educational facilities (e.g. schools): More than 50 schoolsDamaged public buildings / facilities: At least seven temples and five government offices damagedDamaged infrastructure (e.g. road, water network): Pattani airport and Nakhon So Thammarat airports partially flooded; 138 roads and six bridgesLoss of livelihood sources: Observed impact to loss of agricultural areas, fisheries and livestocks.Access to early warning: Yes

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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