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Thousands affected as tropical storm Talas lashes many northern provinces

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Thousands affected as tropical storm Talas lashes many northern provinces

By THE NATION

 

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VARIOUS PROVINCES in northern Thailand yesterday continued to suffer from heavy downpours and floods from tropical storm Talas.

 

A landslide onto a road to Phra That Doi Tung in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district yesterday afternoon prompted officials to close the two-lane road until Monday. People wishing to access the temple this weekend have to walk two kilometres. In Nan province where Chiang Klang, Pua, Tha Wang Pha, Bor Klua, Santisuk and Mae Jarim districts have been hit with downpours since Monday, residents still suffered flood damages. 

 

Some 2,000 residents in three villages have been affected by a route closure due to the severely damaged bridge at Ban Nam Tuang in Tambon Nam Pang of Mae Jarim district, said provincial governor Paisal Wimonrat. 

 

For now, officials have placed metal sheets on the bridge so villagers can walk or ride motorcycles across, he said.

 

The Mae Jarim flood also destroyed two tap-water pipe systems. Fallen tree branches also damaged electricity and telephone signal wires, resulting in blackouts and disconnection at Nam Pang’s Ban Nam Tuang, Nong Daeng’s Ban Kiew Nam and Ban Sawang. 

 

In Phichit’s Sam Ngam district, 20 low-lying homes in Tambon Rang Nok suffered one-metre-deep floods yesterday, while runoffs from the upstream Pheatchabun mountain range caused a canal in Tambon Wang Lum of Taphan Hin district to rise fast, threatening to flood more homes. 

 

In Wang Sai Poon district, six riverside homes were submerged.

 

Overnight, heavy rains measured at 120mm caused flooding on a 200-metre-long section of the Mitraprap Highway to Nong Khai City, causing traffic jams yesterday morning.

 

In Kalasin, heavy rains caused creeks to overflow, sending up to two-metre-deep floodwater across farmlands in Na Khu and Khao Wong districts damaging 200 rai of rice paddies. The Lampao Dam received 160 million cubic metres of water in three days and was now at 54 per cent of its 1.9 billion cubic metre capacity.

 

In Sukhothai, the Muang Sukhothai Municipality used big sandbags to erect temporary flood levees to protect business areas as the Yom River, which runs through downtown, was expected to burst its banks later yesterday. Local administrators also had water pumps installed and tools prepared in case the river burst its banks.

 

In related news, several roads in Chon Buri’s downtown area were flooded yesterday morning following overnight heavy rains. In Sri Racha district, a big tree was toppled by strong winds, blocking the Lao Moo Na Prao-Nong Ya Bu road but it was promptly removed by officials. 

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30321439

 

 
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More on it's way as another tropical storm is now approaching Vietnam and according to the gov.met site is due to cross over the north and northeast of Thailand next week.

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Only 2 posts here but not Pattaya so not news .   Last night up here in woop-woop north of Chiang Rai it poured down , this was the last straw after rain every day during the past 2 weeks., many roads flooded , the first time I have seen water running over the road across the rice fields , water at midday still pouring across AH 2 . Sun out now but I would wager 50 Satang it will rain again tonight.

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Where the new ring road crosses Route 1211 they've had pumps there all week trying to keep the water out of the new work.

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That's three inches in the old terminology.

That's a lot of rain in 90 minutes.

We never got that here, just steady all night.

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Started with a bang (very heavy) about 17:40- started slowing down about 19:30, stopped by 7:40.  Our drainage chute through the wall to the rice-fields couldn't handle - it overflowed about 1/2 meter on either side of the canal (drains almost the entire property).  The rice field is flooded, but the flow to the Mae Lao river feels still functioning, so should bring the fields back to normal by morning.

 

I have never seen anything like this in all my years here.

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Deluge here in Phan, Chiang Rai for the past three to four hours...Glad to be sitting above it all...Be careful everyone...!

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It's coming down here as well, west of Mae Lao.

 

Wont flood here, too steep.

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Just started here about 30 minutes ago, but it is really coming down.

Lights are flickering, I wonder if I am going to get to send this.

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Just read the latest on gov website,most of the North to be affected,but this storm is very slow moving,this could be good as it may decay away to not much at all,or bad as if it does not it good mean a few days of sustained rain. Risk factor for my area for chance of rain is 70% ,for the gov met site which i find to be a little catiuos in it's assesments this is quite high.

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Looks nice out now but I don't trust it one bit.

Mains water just went off as well, not unusual after heavy rain, apparently the village filtration plant cannot cope.

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32 minutes ago, sceadugenga said:

Looks nice out now but I don't trust it one bit.

Mains water just went off as well, not unusual after heavy rain, apparently the village filtration plant cannot cope.

Always happens here too with the mains water ,must be all the silt /rubbish ect.

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