Weather Officials Warn Of Heavy Rain, Possible Floods In 20 Thai Provinces
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Posted 2012-09-04 14:52:54
Weather officials warn of heavy rain, possible floods in 20 provinces
LAMPANG, Sept 4 – Thailand’s Meteorological Department today warned that heavy rain is likely in various parts of upper Thailand and local residents should beware of flash flood through Thursday.
Provinces at risk include Mae Hong Son, Phayao, Lampang, Phrae, Uttaradit, Sukhothai, Tak, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Udon Thani, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Amnart Charoen, Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Lop Buri and Sara Buri.
Heavy downpours which triggered flash floods here forced the evacuation of villagers in Lampang' s Mae Mo district, while Chiang Mai residents have also been warned of the possibility of flooding due to heavy rain.
Mae Mo district chief Narin Wannamahin ordered the evacuation of residents in two sub-districts --Sop Pad and Mae Mo--after forest run-off during the night. Torrential rains also cut main road connects Sop Pad subdistrict with the district seat.
The district chief said heavy rain continued in Mae Mo district, raising the level of floodwaters up to one metre deep. Local residents were ordered to evacuate to safer areas.
A mother with her 10-day newborn baby was also evacuated this morning.
Meanwhile, Chiang Mai Disaster Prevention and Mitigation chief Komsan Suwanampa said local residents were advised to be alert for heavy rain and forest runoff around the clock, particularly those living in Hang Dong, Samoeng, Chom Thong and Fang districts. (MCOT online news)
-- TNA 2012-09-04
Posted 2012-09-04 15:13:28
I 2nd that
Luckily that water will take awhile to stream downwards, so shouldn't interfere with the Bangkok Flooding tests
Edited by rubl, 2012-09-04 15:13:42.
Posted 2012-09-04 15:23:53
Oh, manů Actually that can happen faster than you expect
Posted 2012-09-04 15:23:56
To make sure we already have enough water here in Bangkok heavy rain started just now
Posted 2012-09-04 15:30:21
Five posts so far and no slam-the-gov't-b.s.
It's pouring right now, so I'm a gonna go play in the rain in celebration!
Posted 2012-09-04 15:31:48
In worst case scenario it will reach north Bangkok areas like Ladprao, Nontaburi, Bang Bua Thong, Don Muang etc. this week already, due to the "additional flood tests"
Brace yourselves for another 2 intensive months of Waterworld!!!
Posted 2012-09-04 15:59:13
These are localised floods (mountain runoff). If this is happening above major dams, it will just make a slight dent in the level of the dams, that are at 50% or below capacity. This time last year, most dams were near 100% full or over capacity. There's still two months more left for the wet season, so let's hope for the best.
Posted 2012-09-04 16:29:17
Best??? What best??? another unexpected mother nature upset?
Posted 2012-09-04 17:03:32
Time to go Fishing Naked & Show off Your Pole. Don't forget your rubber boots.
Edited by jerrysteve, 2012-09-04 17:05:17.
Posted 2012-09-04 17:17:21
Glad to oblige....didnt the PM say "No floods this year ?"
Posted 2012-09-04 17:18:56
Posted 2012-09-04 18:25:27
You think this was just mother nature at work? In August last year, despite heavy rains, no water was released from one of the major dams. They hold onto water as long as they can so rice can be grown in the dry season. There might well have been a flood, but it was exacerbated by their poor water management.
Posted 2012-09-04 18:50:40
Anyone any good at injection moulding? Could make a killing flogging those plastic boats this year...
Posted 2012-09-04 20:28:29
Didn't mean you, but thanks all the same. It cracks me up how some simpletons take the time to comment on weather predictions made by anyone, let alone gov't employees. Even the pro's screw up the 10 day forecast.
Posted 2012-09-04 20:54:53
Better get the S&t Minister boats ready.
Posted 2012-09-04 21:05:59
Is it okay if I show off my little Lithuanian instead?
Posted 2012-09-05 03:24:43
It´s ok as long as it isn´t your big Montenegrian.
Posted 2012-09-05 07:25:13
If you're cut, it'd be you're little Litvak
Posted 2012-09-05 07:34:55
Move the boats upstream, turn them around and anchor them, with the propellers facing north. Run the engines during the test. That should hold the water back
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