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5,000 households in six districts of Chanthaburi inundated after heavy rain all-night

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Heavy rain throughout Tuesday night and early this morning dumped 300mm of water on Thailand’s eastern coastal province of Chanthaburi, flooding 162 villages and nine communities in six districts of the province. About 5,000 households, with about 15,000 people have been affected.


According to the provincial public disaster prevention and mitigation office, flood water ranges from 1 to 1.5 metres deep and 0.3 to 1 metre on most roads in the affected areas. The Natasilp and Sai Thong housing estates in Muang district, which are located in a low-lying area, are under about two-metres of water.


There are about 1,000 houses in the two housing estates and many cars and motorcycles are submerged, because the floodwater came so fast that their owners were unable to move them to higher ground in time.


Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/5000-households-in-six-districts-of-chanthaburi-inundated-after-heavy-rain-all-night/


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On 10/14/2021 at 2:48 PM, bradiston said:

And this after they spent heaven knows how much on a massive flood prevention program.

300mm in 24 hours. In an essentially flat landscape, other than a really really big hole in the ground, I'd like to see a solution to that sheer volume of water. We're 15km out from Chan city, our land and  house elevated enough to be above this recent flood, but of course the 300mm from our place just runs off to lower-lying properties. 

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