Thailand floods of 2017

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Re: Flooding ravages Phetchaburi, southern highway

Post by Nereus » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:54 pm

Flooding ravages Phetchaburi, southern highway

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/genera ... rn-highway

Published: 23/11/2017 at 11:45 AM
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PHETCHABURI: The Phetchaburi river has burst its banks, overflowing into the municipal area, wreaking havoc in the township and flooding the major highway linking to the southern region.

People were wading thigh deep through floodwater in Muang district on Thursday after heavy rain brought by storm Kirogi.
Schools and government offices in the district were inundated. The overflow spilled onto Phetkasem Road, causing a traffic jam for about four kilometres on the Bangkok-bound lanes between Ban Lat and Muang districts, with water up to 60 centimetres deep. In some areas of the municipality the floodwater was 40cm deep.

The province advised people to evacuate to high ground as water continued to ovrflow from the river, which passes through the city centre.
Phetchaburi governor Chatporn Ratdusadee said work crews were battling to drain the flood to the river downstream. It was hoped to end the crisis in three days.

The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported floods in Ban Laem, Cha-am and Tha Yang districts of the province.
The storm has brought downpours to southern provinces since Wednesday night, with gusting winds in Narathiwat that felled trees in Muang district.

The Meteorological Department warned of more rain and possible flash floods in 11 southern provinces until next Tuesday.
Phayao Muangngam, the director of the weather forecast office on the Andaman Coast, identified Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat as the most threatened areas.

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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by Henry 14th » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:55 pm

I am supposed to traveling up to Bangkok tomorrow, does anyone know whether the passage is clear?


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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by matador » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:56 pm

Henry 14th wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:55 pm
I am supposed to traveling up to Bangkok tomorrow, does anyone know whether the passage is clear?


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I have the same question. Have someone looking to take the bus to BKK airport Friday afternoon.

Alternate roads/routes will be slower :(

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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by Big Boy » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:07 pm

We've had somebody at our house this evening who travelled down earlier today. He said it was slow, but traffic was moving.
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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by Homer » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:31 pm

I came from Bangkok on the airport bus this afternoon. Somewhere around Phetchaburi we left the main road. Took a series of 2 lane roads south of the main road, eventually rejoining it north of cha-am. Bus driver seemed to know where he was going.

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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by bsdk1960 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:30 pm

my wife go to Suvernabhumi early monday morning,so I would apreciate every news on how the road condition is from you guys if you hitting that way,the next couple of days.
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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by Henry 14th » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:29 am

Appreciate the updates, thanks.

I will post my own later today.


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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by migrant » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:59 am

We came down from BKK yesterday (Thursday) around 3:00 pm. Took the highway all the way. There was flooding on the petchaburi stretch but nothing the car couldn't handle.
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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by Big Boy » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:40 pm

Diversion map just provided by TAT
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Re: RE: Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by georgy » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:54 pm

Big Boy wrote:Diversion map just provided by TAT
wetter.jpg
Jam on 5 lanes on road 4 plus frontage road much before Phetchaburi (direction to BKK). More or less not moving. Google says half hour delay. Let's hope so
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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by PeteC » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:16 pm

Two observations from the articles and commentary these past two days:

1) The northbound lanes (to Bangkok) are worst affected.

2) They can't do any repair work to the river bank until the level and speed of flow goes down. I haven't seen any estimations yet on how long they anticipate the flow to be high and fast. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by georgy » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:36 pm

Google's estimation was completly wrong. You need to calculate around 3h plusminus to pass Phetchaburi, depending on traffic.
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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by HHTel » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:49 pm

Have they stopped releasing water from the dam? There won't be any improvement until they do, as that is the main cause of the flooding.

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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by PeteC » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:59 pm

It would be interesting to learn how full the Kaeng Krachan reservoir is after all the local rain and overflows from elsewhere. I've never seen it even close to being full personally or in photos, using the old high water marks on the banks as a guide. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Thailand floods of 2017

Post by HHTel » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:43 pm

It seems they are still expelling water from the dam. This report with a picture today:

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/genera ... ds-persist

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