333 at the beach
Carnival Magic 333 at the beach Pro Property Partners British International School, Phuket
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Flash floods ravage southern provinces

THAILAND: Flooding has affected more than 64,400 households in nine southern provinces since Sunday and persists in seven provinces, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation reported yesterday (Dec 20).

weatherdeath
By Bangkok Post

Wednesday 21 December 2022, 10:46AM


Rescue workers prepare to pull up a vehicle that toppled from a collapsed section of a road in Than To district of Yala on Sunday, almost going into the river. The driver, who was alone, was injured and rushed to a hospital. Photo: Abdulloh Benjakat

Rescue workers prepare to pull up a vehicle that toppled from a collapsed section of a road in Than To district of Yala on Sunday, almost going into the river. The driver, who was alone, was injured and rushed to a hospital. Photo: Abdulloh Benjakat

Days of heavy rain and strong winds from Sunday to yesterday sparked flash floods and landslides in the nine provinces of Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Trang, Phatthalung, Satun, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat, reports the Bangkok Post.

A total of 64,626 households in 1,425 villages in 66 districts were hit by flooding, the department said.

Flooding remained a problem in seven provinces - Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat. A total of 61,939 families in 1,361 villages of 58 districts were affected. Three deaths were reported in Narathiwat.

In Yala, severe flooding ravaged all eight districts, affecting more than 5,000 households. One boy was killed, and a girl was injured in floods that also swept away another boy, who remained missing.

Yesterday, the search continued for Abdulrohhaman Isor, 14, a student at an Islamic school in Yala’s Muang district. The boy was swept away by floodwater on Sunday and has not been seen since, the provincial centre for disaster and landslide operations reported yesterday.

tile-it - Phuket’s Quality Tile Boutique

The boy who died was identified as 13-year-old Ifan Jaetae, while the injured girl was named as 5-year-old Arisa Jaetae, both of Yaha district. Both fell into a water retention area.

Two days of downpours caused the overflowing of the Pattani and Sai Buri rivers that affected 23,605 people from 5,525 households in all eight districts of the border province. A total of 239 villages were inundated.

Officials evacuated 105 people from 30 families. Twenty houses were damaged by the flooding that swept over 5,591 rai of farmland. Seventeen roads, two bridges, and 21 power poles were damaged, while one mosque was flooded.

As of 6am yesterday, water levels in the Pattani and Sai Buri rivers were still 1.25 metres higher than the river banks in Muang district, and by 2.47m in Raman district.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

* (Not Hotmail/Outlook)
CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Haze returns with a vengeance

...Keep monitoring, and do nothing to change things for the better. Many potential foreign tourists ...(Read More)


Vachira providing pay-for Pfizer jabs for foreigners

As a Retiree I received here 4 Pfizer vaccinations free of charge. So, nr 5 later, will cost a forei...(Read More)


Haze returns with a vengeance

Words 'haze' and smog' ' used alternate for the same dangerous pollution. WHO ...(Read More)


Haze returns with a vengeance

Accumulated dust and stagnant air??? Really! Apparently nothing to do with the yearly illegal burnin...(Read More)


Rotary Clubs rally for coral reef restoration

Interesting location chosen for this initiative. Goh Maithon not known for it's reefs or for scu...(Read More)


Taxi scam concerns visitors the most

The best way to treat the "illegal" taxis is to legalize them...thus forcing the existing ...(Read More)


Taxi scam concerns visitors the most

So, right on the heels of this story is the PLTO taxi mafia and their criminal cartels crying and ca...(Read More)


Policemen who stopped Taiwanese actress face bribery charges

@JohC: "Charges" are rarely conviction or penalized in payoff happy Thailand. And, you rar...(Read More)


Crackdown on illegal Phuket taxi drivers launched

more schedules bus services please - what happened to the electric bus project in Patong - why are m...(Read More)