Jump to content

Extensive flooding in Thailand’s northern and north-eastern provinces


webfact
 Share

Recommended Posts

image.jpeg

 

Workers using tractors were working hard this morning (Sunday) to clear mudslides and fallen trees blocking Highway 11 to the northern region in Na Yang sub-district of Phichai district of Uttaradit province.

 

Motorists traveling to northern provinces from Uttaradit have been advised to use alternative routes, as Highway 11 remains closed following heavy rain last night.

 

In another northern province, Phichit, over 200 households in the Thap Klor sub-district municipal area have been flooded by runoffs from the Phetchabun mountain range.

 

In Lampang province, the Hang Chat-Koh Ka road and several communities in Hang Chat and Ko Kha districts are flooded today, by overflows of Mae Tarn creek, while over 120 households in Mae Phrik district are also under water after a swollen stream breached its banks.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/extensive-flooding-in-thailands-northern-and-north-eastern-provinces/

 

Logo-top-.png

-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2022-10-03
 

- Cigna offers a range of visa-compliant plans that meet the minimum requirement of medical treatment, including COVID-19, up to THB 3m. For more information on all expat health insurance plans click here.

 

Monthly car subscription with first-class insurance, 24x7 assistance and more in one price - click here to find out more!

Link to post
Share on other sites

9 hours ago, jak2002003 said:

This is the result of deforestation on the mountains.  Replant the forest and problem solved in a few years. 

They did the same at Phuket, they destroy everything, just only for the money.

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

37 minutes ago, Peterphuket said:

They did the same at Phuket, they destroy everything, just only for the money.

I have been going to Phuket for over 20 years.  Over the years I have seen beautiful natural forests destroy to make room for hotels shops or tourist things, even just farming.  I also seen the coral reefs damaged or gone in some areas now. 

 

Humans are bad for the environment for sure. 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, hotchilli said:

Part of the problem, trouble is the run-off has no where controlled to go.

Time local authorities worked out a real drainage system that channels water to where it can be stored for future use with the excess diverted to where it can be moved effectively away.

Wait and see, after this nothing will be done.

 

A number of provinces up north here, over the years, have been systematically doing just that. 

Attempting to redirect overflowing seasonal water with newly created khlongs and huge holding ponds....to be used later for general aggie purposes and whatnot. 

 

Yet, it's still a challenge for some provinces that have a diversity of elevations. 

Flooding has always existed here and always will.....by the very nature of the heavy seasonal rains, combined with the natural composition of the loamy clay soil. 

 

Nonetheless, a very wet and saturating September running into October.

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, clarky cat said:

glad I'm not in one of those areas

 

Indeed, but a fair chunk of it will be heading towards BKK where we are already battling rising river levels 😞 

 

  • Like 1
  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

The usual problem, to much concrete on what used to be forest or grassland, the soil would soak it up ( to a certain extent ) now no soil to soak it up, just more buildings & concrete, so you get run off, which people don,t like. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...