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Published on Nov 27, 2014

Parts of war-battered Gaza strip were flooded on Thursday following two days of heavy rain.


The office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) released the official report on Thailand’s social development for the third quarter of 2014 yesterday.

The report says that employment in the agricultural sector fell by 17.5% or 2.86 million compared to figures for the same quarter last year. NESDB say this is due to the droughts and floods that have impacted the country during the last few months.


Droughts in the North

Thailand’s Interior Minister General Anupong Paojinda announced today that the northern provinces of Sakon Nakorn and Maha Sarakham have been declared disaster hit zones.

Over 318 villages are facing severe water shortages.

The provincial authorities are now delivering water to these areas as a quick relief measure for residents.

BANGKOK, 14 November 2014 (NNT) – Trat provincial authorities are requesting assistance from local administrative organizations to inspect water levels in their respective area so that water management plans can be arranged. Meanwhile, soldiers in Mae Hong Son province are installing water tanks in rural villages to alleviate a water shortage.

Soldiers from the 36th Mobile Development Unit in Mae Hong Son province are surveying community areas in Mae La Noi, Mae Sariang, and Sop Moei districts. The officers would be installing at least 2 water tanks per village with a storage capacity of 3,000 liters across 17 villages in a move to tackle water shortages during the drought season.

Elsewhere in Loei Province, the drought season has arrived earlier than in the past years, causing the Loei River to dry up. The water level across small and medium-sized reservoirs now only remains at 10 percent of their total capacities, prompting authorities to stop releasing irrigation water to farmland.

Meanwhile, Trat Deputy Governor Mr. Payakphan Phokaew along with officials from related agencies have arranged a meeting to resolve drought problems in 2015. Upon mutual agreement, the authorities have decided to set up a Special Center for Drought Prevention and Mitigation to assist drought victims.

The governor has also requested administrative personnel to inspect water levels and come up with water management plans, as well as provide water containers and water pumps to assist the locals. -



Translated by Google

Nakhon Ratchasima, 13 Mar – Mr win Wiboonkanarak TG. Acting Director of the Center for Prevention and Mitigation District 5 Ratchasima reveal the drought situation in the four provinces Isaan. (Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram, Surin) that recently declared the area to assist disaster victims emergency (drought) and two provinces of Surin and Buriram, including 10 District 61 District 679 village residents affected 82,888 families, 252,970 people. the offense 9 District 60 District 671 villages, 81,980 families, 252,970 people farmland expected damaged over 80,000 hectares of mainly rice, 25,443 hectares, while Buriram 1 District 1 District 8 village of 908 families in which a guard. District 5 Ratchasima and. disaster Prevention and mitigation province in charge of preparing for and then 24 hours to ask for help at any time. – Thailand News.



Floods in the South

Meanwhile flooding is still affecting several of the country’s southern provinces, including Songkhla, Krabi, Narathiwat and Trang.

On 20 November 2014, a three year old girl died after she was swept away by flood water as she crossed a bridge in the Khlong Thom district of Krabi province.

In Trang, areas around Na Yong and Muang Trang districts have been flooded for the second time in a few weeks. Runoff from the Banthat mountain range after a period of heavy rainfall is thought to be the main cause of the flooding.

Likewise in Narathiwat province, runoff from the Sankalakhiri mountain range caused the Sungai Kolok River to overflow, affecting several communities including Tha Prapa, Tha Rongleau and Hua Sapan near the border town of Sungai Kolok.

The Thai news agency NNT reported on 23 November that flood water in Songkhla province has started receded in the downtown area of Songkhla city. However, some areas of the city and across the province remained under water.



November 21, 2014

The National Disaster Warning Centre yesterday issued a flooding and landslide warning to four southern provinces – Phatthalung, Songkhla, Trang and Satun – for yesterday and today.

Early yesterday morning, in Phatthalung, forest run-off smashed into four villages in Khuan Khanun district’s tambon Khuan Khanun.

About 50 soldiers from the nearby Apiborirak Camp in nearby Sri Nakarin district were sent to assist the victims.

Navy officers at Krabi’s Koh Lanta Noi dispatched a speedboat at 8pm on Wednesday to rescue nine tourists from a chartered boat off Koh Mha after the engine broke down and they drifted amid high swells since morning.

In Trang’s Na Yong district, rural roads and farmlands in four subdistricts were hit by rain-triggered forest floods, while Narathiwat’s Sungai Kolok district saw two riverside communities inundated with up to 40 centimetres of water.


Published on Nov 24, 2014

Published on Nov 24, 2014


At least five people were killed and 16 were missing as heavy storms lashed southern Morocco, causing flash floods, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

It said the “exceptional” storms swept across the regions of Guelmim, Agadir, Ouarzazate and Marrakesh, and a search was under way for the missing.

Some 130 all-terrain rescue vehicles and 335 Zodiac inflatables and other boats were being used, the ministry said, in a statement carried by the North African country’s MAP news agency.

The national weather service warned that an alert over more heavy rainfall would remain in place until midday on Monday.

Among the worst-hit regions, a flash flood in Guelmim, 200 kilometres (125 miles) south of Agadir, killed three people and left 12 missing, the interior ministry said.

It said around 100 mud-brick homes were partly or totally destroyed in the south, and 100 roads cut off, including six national highways.

Flash floods are common in Morocco, where four children drowned in the south in September when they were swept away.




24 Nov 2014

At least 31 people washed away and dozens missing as storm hits southern part of the north African country.

… Journalist Brahim Boulid, reporting from Guelmim, told Al Jazeera on Monday that the death toll stood at 31, including eight members of the same family who died after floods swept away their vehicle.

The Arabic-language dailies Al Massae and Al Ahdath gave death tolls of 16 and 22 respectively.

About 130 all-terrain rescue vehicles and 335 Zodiac inflatables and other boats were being used, the interior ministry said, in a statement carried by the North African country’s MAP news agency.

The agency said at least 14 people remained missing in Guelmim, 200km south of Agadir. … …


Published on Nov 22, 2014


Published on Nov 22, 2014

The number of flood victims at the three evacuation centres here and in Pasir Puteh rose from 130 last night to 155 victims this morning.

According to the official state government portal, 96 victims were given shelter at Sekolah Kebangsaan Mulong and 34 were staying at Sekolah Kebangsaan Tiong in this district while in Pasir Puteh, 25 victims were evacuated to Sekolah Kebangsaan Wakaf Raja.

The water level in Sungai Golok in Rantau Panjang receded from 9.05 metres last night to 8.79 metres at 8am (the danger level is 9 metres). Other rivers have yet to reach the alert level and no major roads were closed. The weather in Kelantan this morning was bright with no rain.

Meanwhile in KUALA TERENGGANU, the National Security Council (MKN) Terengganu said the the flood situation in the state was improving with many victims who were evacuated to the flood relief centres being allowed to return home since yesterday.

Source: http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1234586

21 November, 2014

Floodwater inundated flood-prone neighborhoods in Jakarta early Thursday following heavy downpour in upstream areas of Bogor and Depok, West Java, a day earlier.

A number of areas in North, South and East Jakarta experienced the worst of the floods, which should have started in January instead of November.

Floodwater at a depth of up to 50 centimeters inundated the busy Jl. Gunung Sahari in North Jakarta as well as Kampung Melayu in East Jakarta causing severe traffic gridlock. A number of vehicles got stuck and were forced to reroute.

Officials have attributed the early flooding to the unexpected rise in rainfall as well as insufficient flood mitigation infrastructure.

According to the Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), there are seven subdistricts in East Jakarta and South Jakarta that are known as flood-prone areas; they are Pangadegan, Rawa Jati, Kampung Melayu, Bidara Cina and Cililitan, where more than 20 community units (RW) were affected by floods of various depths ranging from 30 centimeters to 400 cm.

More than 20,000 people living in these areas were affected but only a small percentage of them were evacuated to temporary shelters.

BPBD spokesman Bambang Surya Putra pointed out that more than 1,000 people had been evacuated to 13 temporary shelters established near the flooded areas as of Thursday afternoon.

This figure, however, is believed to have increased as more residents have started to leave their flood-damaged homes.


Jatinegara district leader Syofian Taher cited that more than 700 his residents living in Kampung Pulo were relocated to temporary shelters. The local authority has also distributed aid and meals to the evacuees.

Meanwhile, the South Jakarta Police have established temporary police posts near flooded residential areas in an effort to minimize potential crime while the houses are left empty.

… The newly inaugurated governor pointed out that more than 600 RW across the capital were prone to flood.

“Those areas will likely get when there is a heavy rainstorm.” Ahok also reiterated that he would lead a meeting with the Public Works Agency to discuss immediate mitigation efforts.


A flood of garbage: Volunteers struggle to remove a log from a mountain of garbage clogging a section of the Ciliwung River under the Kalibata Bridge in South Jakarta on Thursday. Jakartans’ notorious habit to use rivers as a dump has been blamed for pollution and widespread flooding during the rainy season. JP/P.J. Leo 


Jakarta, Surrounding Areas Brace for Flooding

15 Nov 2014

Jakarta and two of its neighboring cities are bracing for the coming of the wet season, which is usually marked with floods, accidents and landslides. … …


Published on Nov 2, 2014

14 November 2014

Heavy rains on the Indonesian island of Sumatra have left one person dead, and dozens of homes swamped as floods and landslides struck the region.

Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management head Nasir — who like many Indonesians uses only one name — told Anadolu Agency on Friday that a 53-year-old was swept away in a flashflood in Pasaman Regency in West Sumatra province the night before.

Local Police Commissioner Sihana said 300 families had been displaced and “taken shelter at schools, places of worship,as well as houses not affected by the floods.

The Batang Sangku river running through the region overflowed by around 80 to 100 centimeters on Thursday afternoon.

The flooding — which lasted until the evening — also caused landslides in the Barisan Mountains, which run across Sumatra.

The disaster management’s agency’s chief for Pasaman, Arifnur, was quoted in local media as saying, “dozens of homes were hit by materials like wood and stone brought by the floods.”

The heavy downpour affected most parts of Indonesia, including the capital Jakarta.

Jakarta Governor Tjahaya Basuki Purnama said the administration had undertaken a number of preparations ahead of the rainy season that started in November.

Floods last year had paralyzed the capital region, resulting in the declaration of a state of emergency.


Published on Nov 14, 2014

13 November, 2014

Some 120 people were evacuated after flash floods hit Trolak town near here tonight.

The incident also caused some 25 houses to be submerged in flood water.

According to Slim River Fire and Rescue operation chief Md Zin Mohd Saedin, they rushed to the scene after receiving a distress call about 9.15pm.

“When we arrived, we found that 25 houses have been flooded.

“The victims were moved to a nearby school in a boat,” he said.