The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation this morning, September 27th, reported the current flooding situation in 23 provinces nationwide with the heaviest hit in Lop Buri province.
The tropical storm ‘Dianmu’ which has moved along a monsoon trough to the Northeast and Central Thailand has caused heavy to very heavy rain in some areas in Thailand since September 23rd, resulting in flash floods in 27 provinces – namely Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, Tak, Sukhothai, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Phichit, Kamphaeng Phet, Loei, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram, Surin, Ubon Ratchathani, Sa Kaeo, Chanthaburi, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Lop Buri, Suphan Buri, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, and Nakhon Pathom.
According to today’s report, about 58,977 households in 120 districts were affected. The provinces with the most affected were Lop Buri with 37,451 damaged households, followed by Sukhothai with 7,392 households, Ayutthaya with 4,560 households, Surin with 2,923 households, Nakhon Sawan with 1,150 households, and Suphan Buri with 1,128 households.
The situation in four provinces has been resolved, including Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, and Buriram, but still present in 23 provinces. The brief reports in each province are as follows:
- Tak: flooding still occurred in 4 districts, namely Mueang, Mae Sot, Phop Phra, and Umphang districts. The water level is stable.
- Sukhothai: Heavy rain and flood were reported in 9 districts, namely Sri Samrong, Sawankhalok, Mueang, Srinagar, Khirimas, Thung Saliam, Kong Krailas, Ban Dan, Si Satchanalai. As of today, there is still flooding in Sri Samrong, Khirimas, and Mueang districts. The water level has increased and is in the process of accelerating drainage.
- Phitsanulok: Floods in the Wang Thong district were reported. The water level remains stable.
- Phetchabun: Flooding with stable water level is still present in 5 districts, including Nong Phai, Wichian Buri, Si Thep, Muang, and Bueng Sam Phan.
- Phichit: Flooding still occurred in 5 districts, including Bung Na Rang, Pho Prathap Chang, Pho Thale, Sam Ngam, and Dong Charoen. Water level stabilized in the lowlands and agricultural lands and is in the process of accelerating drainage.
- Kamphaeng Phet: Floods are reported in Pang Sila Thong District but the water level is stable.
- Loei: Floods are reported in Dan Sai and Phu Kradueng districts. Currently, the water level remains stable.
- Khon Kaen: Heavy rain and flooding occurred in 3 districts, namely Kok Pho Chai, Mancha Khiri, and Wang Noi. The water level stabilized in lowland and agricultural land and is in the process of accelerating drainage.
- Chaiyaphum: Heavy rain and floods from high water levels near the Chi River were reported in 13 districts (Nong Bua Rawe, Muang Square, Noen Sa-nga, Ban Khwao, Phu Khieo, Bamnet Narong, Khon San, Phakdi Chumphon, Nong Bua Daeng, Ban Tan, Thepsathit and Khon Sawan). Currently, the water level has increased and in the process of accelerating drainage.
- Nakhon Ratchasima: Constant heavy rain caused water overflowing from the reservoir and floods in 5 districts (Khun Thot Dan, Sung Noen, Non Sung, Mueng, and Phimai). Currently, the water, which flows from the Lam Chiang Krai Reservoir, is stable and in the process of accelerating the drainage.
- Surin: Heavy rains caused major floods in Samrong Thap district but the water level remains stable.
- Ubon Ratchathani: Heavy rain caused flooding in 2 districts (Muang and Warin Chamrap). Currently, there is still flooding in lowland areas.
- Sa Kaeo: Heavy rain and flooding occurred in 2 districts, namely Ta Phraya and Khok Sung.
- Chanthaburi: Heavy rain and flooding occurred in 7 districts (Na Yai Am, Khao Khitchakut, Khlung, Makham, Tha Mai, Laem Sing, and Muang).
- Nakhon Sawan: Heavy rain and flooding occurred in 14 districts (Lat Yao, Nong Bua, Mae Wong, Mueang Chum Ta Bong, Mae Poen, Takhli, Phayuha, Khiri, Phaisali, Chum Saeng, Tha Tako, Banphot Phisai, Krok Phra, Tak Fa). Flooding in lowland areas is reported with a stable water level.
- Uthai Thani: Heavy rain and flooding occurred in 5 districts, including Sawang Arom, Muang, Lan Sak, Ban Rai, Thap Than. Currently, the water level is stable.
- Chainat: Flood situations were reported in 4 districts (Manorom, Wat Sing, Noen Kham, Hankha), the water level is stable.
- Lopburi: Heavy rain and flooding occurred in 10 districts (Sa Bot, Chai Badan, Lam Sonthi, Khok Samrong, Tha Luang, Ban Mee, Khok Charoen, Nong Muang, Phatthana Nikhom City). The water level has increased.
- Suphan Buri: Heavy rain and floods were reported in 8 districts (Mueang Si Prachan, Nong Ya Saira, Bang Pla Ma, Former Bang Nang Buat, Sam Chuk Song Phi Nong U Thong) The water level is stable.
- Singburi: Heavy rain and floods occurred in 3 districts, namely In Buri, Muang, and Bang Rachan camp). Currently, the water level is stable.
- Ang Thong: There was heavy rain and flooding in the area of Muang District. Currently, the water level is stable.
- Ayutthaya: High water levels at the Chao Phraya River had overflowed the banks and caused major flooding in 3 districts, namely Pak Hai, Sena, and Bang Ban. At present, floods in lowlands near Chao Phraya River, Noi River, and Khlong Pong Peng were reported. A large water pump has been installed to accelerate drainage.
- Nakhon Pathom: Heavy rain and flood occurred in 3 districts, namely Sampran, Nakhon Chaisi, and Bang Len districts. Currently, the water level is stable.
The Office of the National Water Resources also warned of more flooding and landslides in the North, the Northeast, and Central Thailand within 1-2 days. The Thai Meteorological Department also forecasts heavy rain and accumulated rain in the northern, the lower northeast, the central, the eastern, and southern regions, which may cause flash floods during this period as well.
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