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Thailand: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2021

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According to Thailand's Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), a low-pressure cell located in the lower parts of Viet Nam together with the Southwest Monsoon that prevails over the Andaman Sea, Thailand, and the Gulf of Thailand, has brought heavy rains from 27-31 August. This has resulted in flash floods in 10 provinces of Thailand (Tak, Kamphaeng Phet, Nakhon Ratchasima, Prachinburi, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi, Sa Kaeo, Singburi, and Samut Prakan). According to the DDPM, 65,088 households (estimated 325,440 persons) have reportedly been affected. (AHA Centre, 31 Aug 2021)

Heavy rain has been affecting northern and central Thailand (in particular Prachinburi and Phitsanulok Provinces) since 3 September, causing floods that have resulted in population displacements and damage. The ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet) reports, as of 7 September, 4,135 affected people across the aforementioned Provinces, where Phitsanulok represents the most affected one. (ECHO, 7 Sep 2021)

According to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, due to the influence of the monsoon trough across the north and the upper northeastern region together with the western monsoon over the Andaman Sea, the South, and the Gulf of Thailand, heavy to very heavy rainfall has reportedly occurred in 14 provinces since 16 Sep 2021. Flooding and landslides have reportedly affected 15,600 households (78,100 persons) across the following provinces: Chiang Mai, Lampang, Tak, Sukhothai, Phetchabun, Phichit, Kamphaeng, Phet, Chaiyaphum, Loei, Nakhon Ratchasima, Prachinburi, Chanhaburi, Ayutthaya, and Nakhon Si Thammarat. The situation has been resolved in 10 provinces. (AHA Centre, 19 Sep 2021)

The southwest prevails over the Andaman Sea, the South and the Gulf of Thailand, causing heavy to very heavy rainfall in some areas. From 16 September to present, causing flash floods in the area of ​​17 provinces (Chiang Mai, Lampang, Tak, Sukhothai, Phetchabun, Phichit, Kamphaeng Phet, Chaiyaphum, Loei, Nakhon Ratchasima, Sisaket, Prachinburi, Sa KaeoChanthaburi, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Ratchaburi, Nakhon Si Thammarat). Total of 16,283 households was affected. At present, the situation has been resolved in 12 provinces. The situation is still present in the 5 provinces. (AHA Centre, 22 Sep 2021)

Widespread floods, flash floods and landslides have been recorded in northern Thailand following the influence of the tropical cyclone DIANMU since 23 September. According to the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet), in Thailand, at least 300,000 people have been affected in 27 Provinces. (ECHO, 27 Sep 2021)

According to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (PWA), the most hit areas include the Provinces of Lop Buri (central Thailand) and Phetchabun (north-central Thailand), where six people have died and two others are missing. Up to 71,093 households have been affected by flooding across the 30 Provinces. On 28 September, flood warnings were issued for residents in Ubon Ratchathani Province, due to the increasing water levels of Mun River, which has reached up to 7 m in Mueang Ubon Ratchathani District. (ECHO, 28 Sep 2021)

Widespread floods have been affecting 31 Provinces of Thailand since late September, resulting in an increasing number of casualties and damage. According to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) seven people have died, one is still missing and more than 229,000 have been affected. National authorities are providing assistance to the affected communities. (ECHO, 1 Oct 2021)

As of 4 October, Tropical Depression Dianmu (previously a tropical storm) continues to bring heavy rain and cause flash floods across the northeast and central Thailand. According to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), 271,100 households in 32 provinces have been affected and eight people have died since 23 September. Currently, 141,200 households from 18 provinces remain affected. This disaster event is considered a provincial situation, and the response has been led by the provincial governors with support from the military, Provincial Red Cross Chapters, civil society and the private sector. (OCHA, 4 Oct 2021)

Since mid-September, floods related to heavy rain have been affecting northern and central Thailand, leading to casualties. The Thailand Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation reports on 6 October, that nine people died (six in Lopburi Province, two in Phetchabun Province and one in Chainat Province), while more than 298,900 people have been affected across 32 Provinces. The International Disaster Charter 734 was activated for Thailand in response to the floods. (ECHO, 6 Oct 2021)

The monsoon season in Thailand has brought heavy rain and flash floods since 23 September. According to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation as of 11 October, the total number of affected households has now decreased to about 95,000 from about 141,000 a week earlier. The provincial authorities are providing emergency relief items, including emergency medicine, shelter, safe drinking water and food, with support from the Royal family, Thai Red Cross, the military, and local organizations. (OCHA, 12 Oct 2021)

Over the past few days, heavy rain has been affecting parts of Thailand, causing floods, triggering landslides and resulting in casualties and damage. According to the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre), in Thailand, one person has been injured and more than 25,000 people have been affected across the Provinces of Chanthaburi, Loei, Lampang, Ranong and Saraburi. (ECHO, 15 Oct 2021)

According to Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), from the 18 to 21 October, heavy rains and the effects of the Southwest Monsoon have caused floods, landslides, winds, and storms in different provinces of Thailand (Kalasin, Roi Et, Uthai Thani, Chachoengsao, Yala, Buri Ram, Chaiyaphum, Chon Buri, Kanchanaburi, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Ratchasima, Sa Kaeo, Samut Prakan, Si Sa Ket, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Loei, Phayao, Phetchabun, Ratchaburi, Surat Thani, Uttaradit, and Lamphun). A total of 5 different disaster events were reported by the DDPM which in total, have affected around 136,800 persons. No injuries or deaths have been reported and majority of the disaster situations have been resolved. (AHA Centre, 24 Oct 2021)

Since 6 November, heavy rainfall has been affecting southern Thailand, causing floods, flash floods and river overflow. The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre), reports almost 1,000 people affected across five Provinces (Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Surat Thani and Trang). (ECHO, 8 Nov 2021)

The Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) reported that the Low Pressure Area and the Northeast Monsoon caused flooding events in Phetchaburi, Ranong, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla, Trang, Phuket, and Phang Nga Province since 10 November. The events have affected at least 9,900 families (about 49,300 people) and claimed the life of 2 individuals. The floods still persist in 4 provinces and affect approximately 9,800 families (about 48,900 persons) as of 14 November. (AHA Centre, 14 Nov 2021)

Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) reported that the Northeast Monsoon caused flooding events in Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, and Songkhla Province since 23 Nov. The events have affected 8,990 families (44,940 people). The floods still persist in 3 provinces and affect 134 families (670 persons) as of 29 Nov 0600 HRS UTC+7.(AHA Centre, 29 Nov 2021)