Storms damage nearly 60 homes

Nearly 60 homes in Battambang and Pailin provinces were damaged by storms on Monday caused by unseasonal rain, however no injuries or deaths were reported. Mey Chunsan, the deputy police chief of Battambang’s Bavel district, said on March 14 the storm hit at about 5:30pm and ...

Strong winds flatten houses in Rakhine State

Several properties in Yoke Chaung village in Mrauk-U township, Rakhine State, were destroyed and damaged by strong winds on the morning of March 13. Mrauk-U fire department chief U San Tun said two houses, a chicken farm and a granary were destroyed while 21 other houses ...

Ministry warns of unusual dry season rain

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has warned of impending unseasonal rain from this week until early next week, especially in lowland areas. According to Monday’s announcement, wind coming from the South China Sea will affect the country and cause rain in some provinces ...

Unusually strong tides erode coastal land

Hundred metres of land along rivers and coastlines have been destroyed by unusually strong winds and waves, combined with rising tides in the southernmost province of Cà Mau. According to the provincial Agriculture and Rural Development Department, waves and rising tides have caused severe land ...

Risk and the public balance sheet in Asia: a work in progress

While there are natural catastrophes all over the world, Asia is a unique confluence of people and perils.​ More than half of the world’s population lives in Eastern, Southern and Southeast Asia. The region hosts more than 1.6 billion urban inhabitants and seven of the ...

Sea breaches Bạc Liêu Province dykes in 2 places

Two sea dykes in the Mekong Delta (Cửu Long) province of Bạc Liêu were badly damaged on Sunday and Monday by high tides, huge waves and strong winds, threatening the lives and properties of local residents. In Bạc Liêu city, huge waves and powerful winds ...

Landslide warning for 5 provinces

Five southern provinces are bracing for possible landslides and continued flooding as heavy rain persists in the area. The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department on January 16 announced Chumphon, Surat Thai, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung and Songkhla were particularly at risk. The five provinces were ...

Unseasonal rain to bring more misery in flood-hit Thai south

Thailand faces more hardship from the unseasonable floods that have killed 40 people in the southern part of the country. More rain is expected in the major rubber-producing and tourist region in coming days, a top disaster agency official said on January 15. Heavy rain ...

Crisis relief measures hammered out

The government has teamed up with construction material and consumer product companies to offer special discounts to flood victims in the southern provinces. Wiboonlasana Ruamraksa, permanent secretary for commerce, said the traders agreed to the discounts following talks with the Commerce Ministry. The reductions will ...

Flash flood hits main road to South

Drivers to the southern region have been advised to take extreme caution as part of Phetkasem Road in Prachuap Khiri Khan was flooded on January 8. The central province was hit by torrential rain and a runoff, while many southern provinces were still battered by ...

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