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Thailand floods of 2017

Post by PeteC » Tue May 23, 2017 2:00 pm

My bones are telling me this is going to be a wet year with periodic and perhaps major flooding. Check in here prior to your visit to Thailand and before in-country trips to see what the current situation is. Below is a recap (oldest to newest) as to where we are at the moment. Go to the links to see details. Pete :cheers:

Flooding Sweeps Nation
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/national/30315529

Flash Floods Wreak Havoc In The North
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... -the-north

Flash Flood Surges Into Hospital In Kamphaeng Phet
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... haeng-phet

Chao Phraya Dam Releasing More Water Downriver
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... -downriver

Floods Force Firms To Close
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... s-to-close

Chao Phraya Dam Increases Water Discharge
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... -discharge
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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by PeteC » Wed May 24, 2017 12:56 pm

RID opens dam taps to ease North floods
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... rth-floods
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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by PeteC » Thu May 25, 2017 11:54 am

Widespread city flooding, water slowly draining

"Bangkok faced city-wide flooding following heavy rain late Wednesday and early Thursday with 23 stretches on major roads under water and Wang Thong Lang district the hardest hit......Wang Thong Lang had heaviest rainfall with 156 millimetres. Heavy flooding was reported at 23 spots on major roads. Water on Ratchadaphisek Road in front of the Criminal Court was 20cm deep......The remaining 14 spots remained flooded, including Ratchadaphisek Road's inbound and outbound lanes, Lat Phrao intersection, the Lak Si Circle in Bang Khen and Lat Phrao Soi 122, Sukhumvit Road near the BTS Bearing station, Lamsali intersection in Bang Kapi and Srinakarindra Road near Wat Si Iam.

Several schools announced they would close on Thursday - among them Ratwinit Bangkaeo in the Si Nakarin area, Bodindecha in Lat Phrao and Phibun Uppatham in Huai Khwang."

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... y-draining (Photos at link)

Five flood-hit Bangkok schools closed (Photos at links)

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/national/30316272

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/national/30316271
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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by PeteC » Fri May 26, 2017 2:49 am

Bangkok flooding is chronic problem

"BMA officials admit they cannot cope with heavy rains as experts blame infrastructure and lack of preparedness.

BANGKOK WILL continue to experience flooding after heavy rains unless water-drainage problems including roads and canals are solved, water-management experts have said."

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/national/30316334
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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by PeteC » Fri May 26, 2017 5:24 am

Governor apologises for city flood chaos: 'I tried my best'

......."In several areas, the volume of rain was measured at more than 100 millimetres per hour the previous night and that resulted in the overwhelming volume of excess water in Bangkok's canals, he said.

The heaviest rain was measured in Wang Thong Lang district at 169mm per hour, he said.

"The rainfall was almost threefold higher than the city's drainage capability," said Pol Gen Aswin"......

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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by zaikia93 » Sat May 27, 2017 4:48 pm

Hi, am heading to hua hin tommorow on 28 May. Will there be flooding from sukhumvit airport to hua hin? Thank you in advance.

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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by PeteC » Sat May 27, 2017 5:39 pm

^ Bangkok city is underwater again this afternoon, but that shouldn't affect you on the elevated and expressways from the airport to the junction with RT 4, Phetkasem Road which you'll join south of Bangkok and take all the way to Hua Hin. I don't know the local situation with water on RT 4 today, but everything will hinge upon how much rain and when tonight and in the morning before you set off. Someone more local can perhaps comment on the situation around Hua Hin today. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by bsdk1960 » Sat May 27, 2017 5:41 pm

If it rain like yesterday , there could be flood everywhere

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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by PeteC » Sat May 27, 2017 5:43 pm

Bangkok streets paralysed (again)

"Several Bangkok streets have been paralysed after a downpour that soaked 80% of the capital and nearby provinces shortly before noon on Saturday.....Eleven locations saw the highest water levels of 15-20cm. They are:

Suan Phlu Road in front of Suan Phlu market for a distance of 200 metres
Pracha Songkroh Road at Ong Phra-Soi 24 intersection (all)
Ngam Wong Wan Road near Pongphet market (300m) and neat Soi Shinnaket (300m)
Ratchadaphisek Road near the former Robinson store (300m),
Phahon Yothin Road from Soi 9 to Saphan Kwai (all)
Si Ayutthaya Road at the Royal Plaza (200m)
Pradiphat Road at the Saphan Kwai intersection (200m)
Nikhom Makkasan Road at Ratchaprarob intersection (100m)
Ratchaprarob Road at Din Daeng-Si Ayutthaya intersection (500m) and from the railway to Pratunam (all)
Rama IV Road between Soi 26-38 (entire area)
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration expects to drain the water in all areas within two hours."....

Photos at link, inclusive of water running through the shops at Siam Square.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... ched-again
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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by PeteC » Sat May 27, 2017 6:38 pm

The wife saw this on a Thai site and said to be Hua Hin today. Can someone confirm from the overhead highway signs or surrounding buildings, as I can't see the signs well. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by Big Boy » Sat May 27, 2017 6:57 pm

It's Hua Hin, but looks more like yesterday. The Petchkasem/Soi 112 junction. I think the engineers built the drainage canal to the sea a bit low there, hence the canal always overflows there.
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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by Geko » Sat May 27, 2017 8:47 pm

Yes Big Boy 'yesterday' I came along Petchkasem Road from Khao Tao to town yesterday about 15:30 the white mini bus you can seen under the green road signs had broken down, making traffic passing it divert into even deeper water. The flooding went as far as he Suan Son Beach turn off and there has been some major drainage construction work going on the whole length of the new road, I just hope the new drains haven't been fully commissioned yet, if they have they are a total waste of time.

Also just a few days ago before the heavy rains came a mechanical digger was used to clear large amounts of debris and soil out of the drainage ditch at the bottom of Soi 112 to the Patravadi High School, this was obviously a waste of time as I'm sure the whole of the drainage system 'underground' will be block solid.

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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by benmo » Sun May 28, 2017 2:45 pm

Guess this problem is a result of the "success" of the pumping station on 102?

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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by PeteC » Tue May 30, 2017 3:07 pm

Downpour triggers flash floods across Bangkok

"At least 29 spots in Bangkok experienced flash flooding following torrential rain across the capital on Tuesday morning (May 30), according to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s (BMA) flood prevention centre.".....

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http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... ss-bangkok
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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by PeteC » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:23 am

Many Buri Ram areas face flood risk

"Five dykes in Buri Ram province are already full, putting nearby areas at risk of flooding.

The areas at risk are: Huai Yang, Huai Khi Noo, Huai Yai, Huai Tako and Huai Khieo.

The province’s irrigation chief, Kitikul Sepaseeraporn, on Wednesday blamed the historic high rainfall for the flood threat.

“Normally, rainfall in May in the province has been about 100 millimetres. But this month, rainfall has already reached 273 millimetres,” he said."

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/br ... s/30316887
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