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Thailand: Floods - Oct 2013

Disaster types

From July 2013, Thailand faced sporadic flooding, mainly in the north and north-eastern provinces. In late September, seasonal rainfall was further exacerbated by the combined impact of several tropical storms resulting in climatic depressions over Thailand that led to heavy rainfall in many provinces throughout the country. By early October, 45 of 76 provinces were affected by floods, with 25 provinces considered severely affected. The reported death toll from these floods has risen to 61 people, and more than 3.5 million are affected. (IFRC, 17 Oct 2013)