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Thailand and Bangkok Flood Situation Report - 28 October 2011

Thailand and Bangkok Flood Situation Report - 28 October 2011

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Weather and flooding update for Bangkok and Thailand for the 28th of October 2011, as compiled by the EU Delegation.
Weather and flooding update for Bangkok and Thailand for the 28th of October 2011, as compiled by the EU Delegation.

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FFLLOOOODDSSIINNTTHHA AIILLA ANNDD 
SSIITTUU A ATTIIOONNRREEPPOORRTT UPDATE: 28
th
OCTOBER 2011
IMPORTANT NEWS
Important note:
1.
 
The MFA has organized briefings for the Heads of Diplomatic Missions on flood situation:-
 
Friday, 28
th
October 2011, 15.00 hrs.
(MFA, Narathip Auditorium) by Police GeneralPracha Promnog, Minister of Justice, Head of the Flood Relief Operation Centre;-
 
Monday, 31
st 
October 2011, 10.00 hrs.
(MFA, Narathip Auditorium) by H.E. Mr. Kittirat Na-Ranong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce and H.E. Mr. ThirachaiPhauvanatnaranubala, Minister of Finance.2.
 
The MFA Thailand has set up the coordination center at the Department of Protocol to facilitateall Diplomatic and Consular Missions and International Organizations in Bangkok in emergencycases related to the flood crisis. The center does not stand as an information source on floodsituation. It has been created to assists the missions if their premises have been affected by thefloods and relocation is required.Contact:Tel. 02-203-5000 (MFA telephone exchange)Tel. 02-643-5158 to 60 (Department of Protocol)3.
 
The Cabinet has declared 27
th
, 28
th
and 31
st 
October,2011 a Public Holiday for 21 provinces:
Bangkok 
 
, Sukhothai, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Sing Buri, AngThong, Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri,Chachoengsao, Suphan Buri, Nakhom pathom, Kamphaeng Phet, Tak.
Travel alert  
All EU MS advise their citizens to monitor closely the situation, particularly in Bangkok, giving thesources of information (e.g. disaster center, local media, etc). The Embassies factually update theiradvices and some of them have already upgraded the level of travel advice for the particual periodof time: 27
th
 
31
st 
October 2011.AT, ES, IT, FI, DE, HU, NL, SK, CZ, UK, DK and PL advise against 
non-essential travel to Bangkok andmost of them also to the flood-ridden Northern and Northeastern provinces of Thailand. It is stressedthough, that the
Suvarnabhumi international airport remains open, can be reached from the citycentre and flights to destinations elsewhere in Thailand continue to operate normally.
 Affected EU citizens
Few EU citizens seeking advice on the situation and assistance in visa related matters.Few residents being affected by the floods seeking advice on situation development.
Weather forecast 
/metrological department/The moderate northeast monsoon prevails over the Gulf of Thailand and southern Thailand.Abundant rain and Isolated heavy fall is likely over the Southern Thailand east coast.CENTRAL:Widely scattered thundershower mostly in:Uthai Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Songkhram, Ratchaburi and Kanchanaburi.During 28
th
 
30
th
October - widely scattered thundershowers mainly in the lower portion.During 31
st 
October
2
nd
November - isolated to widely scattered thundershowers.
Bangkok:28
th
 
30
th
October - widely scattered thundershowers.31
st 
October
2
nd
November - isolated to widely scattered thundershowers.
 
FFLLOOOODDSSIINNTTHHA AIILLA ANNDD 
SSIITTUU A ATTIIOONNRREEPPOORRTT 
OOVVEERR A ALLLLSSIITTUU A ATTIIOONN 
1.
 
26 affected provinces in Thailand. MAPS:www.thaiflood.com/en/ www.thailandtourismupdate.com/LocationAlertsDetail/55/295/Flood-Situation NORTH:Nakhom Sawan, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Sukhothai and Uthai ThaniNORTHEAST:Khon Kaen, Ubon Ratchathani, Srisaket, Surin, Roi-et, Mahasarakham and KalasinCENTRAL: Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Ang Thong, Chai Nat, Lopburi, , Nakhom Pathom, Nonthaburi,Samut Sakhon, Pathum Thani and SingburiEASTERN: Chacheongsao, Nakhon Nayok and Prachinburi2.
 
During 1
st 
June
26
th
October 2011 totally 2,205 mm more rainfall then average (42% more).3.
 
The inundation in affected provinces remains unchanged or decreases with the exception of:Mueang, Rasisalai, Kanthararom (Sisaket Province); Thung Khao Luang (Nakhon RatchasimaProvince).4.
 
The total fatalities are 373 deaths and 2 missing
(1 in Mae Hong Son, and 1 in Uttaradit).5.
 
No foreigners amongst fatalities.
6.
 
The heaviest rainfall in the past 24 hours is in Thoong Sub-District, Chaiya District andSuratthani Province at 134.0 mm.7.
 
Major tourist destinations such as: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi,Pattaya, Ko Chang, Rayong, Phuket, Krabi, Trang, Ko Samui and all provinces in southernThailand are experiencing normal weather conditions (for Bangkok see: current situation).
 
CCUURRRREENNTTSSIITTUU A ATTIIOONN BB A ANNGGOO:: 
1.
 
 Areas on alert 
(Increase of the water in Rangsit, Pathum Thaniand Khlong Maha Sawat; Sea level expected to riseas high as 2,65 meters)
 
Bang Khen (5)
 
Sai Mai (42)
 
Lad Krabang (11)
 
Khan Na Yao (43)
 
Min Buri (10)
 
Khlong Sam Wa (46)
 
Nong Chok (3)
 
Thawi Watthana (48)
 
Wang Thonglang (45)
 
Lad Phrao (38)
 
Lak Si (41)
Note: Indication of all the districts in the attachment.
 
 
Chatuchak (30)
Evacuated:
 Bang Phlat (25)
1,2 m, Don Muaeng (36)
80 cm
1,3 m, Sala Thammasop (Thawi Watthana 48)
1 m.
NOTE:
People living in all the districts along the river should remain extremely cautious due to very highprobability of Chao Phraya overflows in many places. Therefore an alert is also issued in addition to theabove mentioned districts for: Bangkok Noi (20), Bangkok Yai (16), Thon Buri (15), Khlong San (18), BangKho Laem (31), Rat Burana (24), Ya Nawa (12), Khlong Toei (33), Phra Khanong (9), Bang Na (47), Sathorn(28), Bang Rak (4), Samphanthawong (13), Phra Nakhon (1), Dusit (2), Bang Sue (29).
 
FFLLOOOODDSSIINNTTHHA AIILLA ANNDD 
SSIITTUU A ATTIIOONNRREEPPOORRTT  Affected areas in Bangkok:
MAP 1
 
-
 
From Highway Department in Bang Phlat district up to soi Rung Pracha (50 cm-road closed)
-
 
Charan Sanitwong Road soi 41 up soi 45(1,30 m
road closed) 
-
 
Pin Klao bridge up to Pata Department Store(40-50 cm
road closed) MAP 2:
-
 
Vibhavadi Rangsit Road in front of Don Muaeng airport (80 cm
1,5 m
road closed)
-
 
Vibhavadi Laksi Intersection (50 cm
road closed)
-
 
Phahon Yothin Road from Memorial site up to soi 54/1 (50 cm
road closed)
-
 
Chaeng Watthana Road along Khlong Prapa up to Laksi Junction (50 cm
1 m
road closed)
-
 
In front of Bang Phlat District Office (50 cm and still increasing
road closed)
-
 
Songwart Road, Samphanthawong district (40 cm)

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