Overview of 2016 natural disasters

More than 130 people died and nearly 300 were injured in accidents caused by natural disasters across the country this year, according to a government official. Keo Vy, the cabinet chief and a spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management, told Khmer Times yesterday ...

Ministry warns of cold snap

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology told citizens living near the mountains, especially soldiers, to be careful and pay more attention to their health as temperatures are expected to fall over the next week. Water Resources and Meteorology Minister Lim Kean Hor said on ...

Typhoon Tokage changes path, more dangerous: weather bureau

The National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center last night warned that Typhoon Tokage has entered the East Sea with constantly changing path jeopardizing boats at sea. It is the ninth storm entering the East Sea and affecting Vietnam this year and expected to move north-northwest and north-northeast ...

Cyclone skirts Myanmar

A storm gathering in the Bay of Bengal is now anticipated to unleash heavy rain on Myanmar, but the cyclone has turned northwest and is forecast to hit India and Bangladesh instead. The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology said on October 24 that the cyclone is no ...

Typhoon Haima churns toward China after lashing Philippines

Typhoon Haima churned toward southern China on October 21 after smashing into the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages and killing seven people. China suspended rail services in several provinces on the mainland’s south, where the typhoon is expected to ...

Trading estates prepared to ward off impending floods

The industrial sector is bracing for floods over the next several weeks and is relying on major reservoirs and flood prevention measures to safeguard industrial parks. The Meteorological Department has warned that a low-pressure system will hit several regions of Thailand. “This weather pattern is ...

BMA district offices told to clear sluice gates to tackle floods

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration offices in the districts of Don Muang, Lak Si, Sai Mai, Bang Khen and Chatuchak were told to remove obstacles that blocked water drainage via the Bang Khen, Bang Pho and Bang Sue sluice gates, deputy governor Amorn Kitchawengkul said on October 5. These ...

Homes, farmland swamped by floods

As heavy rains brought by tropical storm “Rai” persisted over the upper part of Thailand on September 15, many homes and tracts of farmland in downstream provinces were flooded by runoff. Phitsanulok ordered all scenic waterfalls linked to the Wang Thong River to be closed to ...

Warmer oceans bringing more severe tropical cyclones to land

Human-caused climate change has made certain typhoons more frequent and severe. Tropical cyclones can cause devastating and lethal damage to East and Southeast Asian countries. But accurately tracking changes in the frequency and intensity of typhoons is challenging in part because the data on these storms hasn’t ...

Hydropower dam tunnel collapses in central Vietnam flash floods, many missing

At least two workers and 14 local residents are missing after a hydropower water tunnel collapsed in Quang Nam Province on September 13. Huynh Khanh Toan, vice chairman of the province People’s Committee, said flash floods triggered by Typhoon Rai caused the water tunnel at the ...

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