Day_135 : Thailand Disaster Chronology (2) 2013 – 2016

The collected information on Thailand natural disasters 2001-2011.
This is a tentative version.

Date Places(Provinces, etc) Disaster Type Situations
2013.06 Phuket, Ranong, Nan, Phang Nga, Trang, Satun, Krabi Flood Torrential rain has been constant in the south for around 3 or 4 days already, flooding streets and town centers. Outside the towns, many roads have been made impassable by mudslides and floods. The western coast of south Thailand suffered the most, especially the provinces of Phuket, Ranong, Nan, Phang Nga, Trang, Satun and Krabi. Six houses were damaged by mudslides in Nan province, with one person reported as missing.All seven districts in Satun Province have been declared a disaster zone after they had been hit by flash floods. There have been reports that as many as 9,000 homes have been affected.
2013.07.05 Phang-Nga Flood Nearly 13cm of rain has fallen in a 24 hour period on 4th July 2013 in the Phang-Nga province. Particularly badly affected was the Takua Pa district. Other areas of southern Thailand have also seen heavy rainfall. Floods and landslides killed  one person and many houses  and buildings were damaged in Phang-Nga.
2013.07.18 Trat, Ranong Flood Heavy rain has caused flooding in Trat and Ranong provinces. Over 500 residents of Trat province have been affected.
2013.08.01 Chiang Rai, Kanjanaburi, Tak, Nan, Payao, Sakon Nakorn, Prajinburi Flood The recent floods had affected nearly 20,000 homes across 7 provinces in Thailand. According to DDPM, 18,788 homes in Chiang Rai, Kanjanaburi, Tak, Nan, Payao, Sakon Nakorn and Prajinburi have been affected by flash floods as heavy rains continue raging across these provinces.
2013.09.17 30 provinces of Thailand Flood Two million people in 30 provinces of Thailand have been affected by floods since 17 September 2013.
2013.11.26 Surat Thani Flood Four districts in the Surat Thani province have also been declared disaster zones, with 4,070 households affected and 41 roads and 21 bridges left damaged or impassable.At least five people have reportedly died in the flood.
2013.12.05 Southern Thailand Flood Floods in Thailand’s South have intensified with heavy rains lashing towns and water levels rising. Water has been flowing down from nearby mountain ranges to Mueang district and affected approximately 16,500 households.
2013.12.07 Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Ranong, Surat Thani, Satun, Yala and Pattani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla, Phatthalung, Trang, Narathiwat Flood On Saturday 7 December, Thailand’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department announced that floods had started to recede in the seven affected of Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Ranong, Surat Thani, Satun, Yala, and Pattani,the department also stated that flooding remains in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla, Phatthalung, Trang and Narathiwat provinces, affecting around 125,000 people.
2013.12.16 Southern, Central, and Northern Flood Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) announced that the floods that had affected much of the country’s southern region have receded in 10 provinces, but remain in Phutthalung and Trang. The DDPM said that as many as 6,000 people are still affected by flooding in these two provinces.Northern and central areas of Thailand have been affected by flooding throughout the monsoon.Heavy rainfall around 21 November led to severe flooding across 12 provinces, resulting in 20 deaths. The worst affected area was Nakhon Si Thammarat province, where as many as 6 people died.
2013.12.16 Loei, Tak, Nan, Chiang Mai, Nakhon Phanom, Nong Bua Lamphu Cold Spell The cold spell has affected the north of the country, affecting over 1 million people in the six provinces of Loei, Tak, Nan, Chiang Mai, Nakhon Phanom, and Nong Bua Lamphu, all of which have been declared disaster zones as a result of the cold temperatures.
2014.01.13 Narathiwat Flood Floods have struck in the Su-ngai Kolok and Waeng districts of Narathiwat in Thailand following continuous rainfall throughout last week.The rainfall increased levels of the Buketa Canal until it eventually overflowed, flooding around 20 villages and leaving around 1,088 homes under 50cm to 100cm of water.
2014.05.05 Chaing Rai Earthquake An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale struck the northern province of Chiang Rai at 6.08pm Monday, May 5.The epicenter was located at a point 9 km (6 mi) south of Mae Lao District, 27 km (17 mi) southwest of Chiang Rai, Thailand.Windows, walls, and roads as well as temples all suffered damage from the quake. It was the strongest earthquake ever recorded in Thailand according to National Disaster Warning Center. In Phan district of Chiang Rai, a road was split by serious cracks. A Buddha statue’s head at the Udomwaree Temple fell off due to the quake and a residential building of the temple suffered exterior cracks and ceiling damage.
2014.07.24 Sakon Nakhon, Prachin Buri, Si Sa Ket, Ubon Ratchathani,Yasothon Flood Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation(DDPM) stated earlier today that, after several days of steady rain, flooding is affecting the 5 provinces of Sakon Nakhon, Prachin Buri, Si Sa Ket, Ubon Ratchathani and Yasothon. Ubon Ratchathani saw over 80 mm of rain fall 24 hours between 22 and 23 July 2014. Sakon Nakhon province was one of the worst hit, where floods have affected around 4,000 families. Elsewhere, flooding has damaged homes and roads in Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchathani provinces. Access to several parts of Si Sa Ket has been difficult for the last few days. At one stage flood waters were so high the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) had to cut power supply in the Benchalak district as a safety measure.
2014.02 Buriram, Sakon Nakhon Drought Thailand’s northeastern provinces of Buriram and Sakon Nakhon are being plagued by the worst drought in decades and are in urgent need of assistance.
2014.07.10 Chiang Rai Flood, Landslide The northernmost province of Chiang Rai has been hit again by landslides and flash floods following three days of abundant raining. As many as a thousand families in 8 districts of the province have reportedly been afflicted.
2014.07.21 Northeastern Provinces Typhoon Rivers across several communities in northeastern Thailand have overflowed due to the effects of Typhoon Rammasun, which has caused heavy rains throughout the area.
2014.7.23 Sakon Nakhon, Prachin Buri, Si Sa Ket, Ubon Ratchathani, Yasothon Flood On 23 July, the 5 provinces of Sakon Nakhon, Prachin Buri, Si Sa Ket, Ubon Ratchathani and Yasothon were badly affected by flooding.
2014.07.30 Sakhon Nakhon, Ubon Ratchathani Flood Due to the heavy rainfall in the Northeast, flooding has occurred in Sakhon Nakhon and Ubon Ratchathani provinces,Thailand, affecting 19,183 households
2014.7.31 Amnat Charoen Flood The Mekong river in the north eastern Thai province of Amnat Charoen has overflowed and submerged several villages on 31 July 2014, damaging over 1,000 houses.
2014.8.21 Nan Flood Heavy rain in Nan province in northern Thailand caused local rivers to overflow earlier this week, flooding several districts in the province. Further flood warnings have been issued for 20 provinces, especially in northern and north eastern areas.Flooding has particularly affected the districts of Thung Chang, Muang and Song, where around 50 houses and areas of farmland have been damaged.
2014.09.01 17 Provinces Flood Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) reported on Monday 01 September 2014 that at least 17 provinces have been affected by recent flooding. Six people have been killed and at least 1 person remains missing.
2014.09.05 Nan, Shkhothai, Chaiyaphum, Tak, Nakhonsawan Flood Due to heavy rainfall, several provinces in Northern Thailand experienced flooding. As of 5 September, the affected areas are 1. Nan Province: Nanoy and Namoen district 2. Shkhothai Province: Muang, Srisuehanalai Srinakorn and Tung Saleam. 500 houses are still inundated. 3. Chaiyaphum Province: 80 houses are submerged. 4. Tak Province 5. Nakhonsawan Province: 30 houses are inundated. Impact: 7404 families or (estimated) 15000 people 17479 ha agricultural fields damaged 3000 ha of rice field damaged.
2014.09.06 28 Provinces. Deaths occurred in Kamphaeng Phet, Mea Hong Son, Chiang Rai, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phayao, Phrae, and Sukhothai Provinces. Flood Thailand’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department (DDPM) states 07 September 2014, that flooding that has affected at least 28 provinces in the country since late August, has resulted in the deaths of 10 people and 14,562 houses had been affected by the floods in over 700 villages.The deaths occurred in the provinces of Kamphaeng Phet (2), Mae Hong Son (2), Chiang Rai (2), Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phayao, Phrae and Sukhothai.
2014.09.29 Chiang Mai and Chai Nat Provinces Flood Due to continuous heavy rain, Fung District of Chiang Mai is affected by flood, Chai Nat province was also affected. Impact: 55houses damaged 94 houses affected in Chai Nat province.
2014.10.01 Chantaburi Province Flood Due to heavy rainfall, flood is affecting Chantaburi Province. Impact: 100 families affected.
2014.10.02 Chiang Mai and Chai Nat Provinces Flood Heavy rainfall has caused deadly floods in northern Thailand over the last few days. The heavy rain has moved south, to affect central and southern areas of the country.Chiang Mai Province faced continuous heavy rain and flash floods between 28 September and 01 October 2014. Three people tragically drowned in the flooding in Fang District. More than 50 homes in the district have been damaged by the floods. In Chai Nat Province, flooding was so severe that authorities had to make emergency rescues in Hunkha District. Nearly 100 homes have been damaged on the province.
2014.10.07 Petchaburi, Rachaburi, Prachuap khiri kham, Krabi, Satun, Surathani Flood Due to heavy rain since 6 October 2014, several provinces in central and south of Thailand have been affected provinces include: Petchaburi(6districts),Rachaburi(2 districts), Prachuap khiri kham, Krabi(2 districts), Satun(5districts), Surathani(2districts). Impact : more than 4700 families or more than 20000 people affected(estimated)
2014.10.20 Lampang Province Flood Heavy rain has caused the Lam Huai Mae River to overflow. Consequently, flood inundated more than 200 houses in Thoen District, Lampang Province. Impact: over 200 families were affected more than 200 houses were inundated.
2014.10.22 Lampang Province Flood Floods in 5 villages in Lampang Province, Thailand have affected 200 families. NNT (National News Bureau of Thailand) are reporting that the Lam Huai Mae Wa River overflowed its banks causing flooding in Thoen District in the northern province of Lampang, earlier today 22 October 2014.Around 200 families in 5 different villages in the area have been severely affected, although no injuries have been reported. Homes of the families are said to have been completely inundated and officials from Thailand’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department (DDPM) are coordinating distribution of food, water and other supplies.
2014.11.07 Pattani, Nakhon si Thamamarat and Surat thani Flood Due to continuous heavy rainfall, flood was affecting several southern provinces including Pattani(Muang), Nakhon si Thamamarat (Phra phrom, Chang Klang) and Surat thani. Impact: 2408 households or 7237 people were affected 2000 acres of agricultural lands were inundated.
2014.11.10 Trang Flood Heavy rain has generated flashflood incident in Trang Province. The consecutive days of rain has created flooding in southern province. Impact: Over 200 families were affected in Trang 5,000 ha of farmland have been submerged.
2014.11.14 Trang, Nakhon Si Thammarat Flood Trang Province:Trang province has been one of the worst affected areas after persistent heavy rain over the last 4 days caused flash floods across several southern provinces.Around 1,000 villagers in Trang have been evacuated since the flooding began. Houses and farmland have been damaged. The flood water level was almost two meters high, according to NNT.

Nakhon Si Thammarat:At least 5 districts – Chawang, Chang Klang, Pipoon, Lan Ska, and Phra Phrom in Nakhon Si Thammarat experienced severe floods. More than 4,400 households and 12,000 people have been affected in the province.

2014.12.14 7 Provinces in the South Flood, Landslide Since 14 December 2014, Thailand’s seven provinces in the south have been affected by floods and landslides. Seven people died and three were injured.
2014.12.15 Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung Flood Floods in the southern Thai provinces of Nakhon Si Thammarat and Phatthalung have forced evacuations in as many as 50 villages, some of which are under more than 1 meter of water. One person is reported as missing after being swept away by the floods in Phrom Khiri district, Nakhon Si Thammarat.
2014.12.17 Narathiwat, Yala, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung Flood Narathiwat:National News Bureau Thailand (NNT) say that floods in Narathiwat have been caused by heavy rain over the last 4 days has and run-off from the Sankalakhiri mountain range flowing down to the Su-ngai Kolok River. Houses along the river have been inundated. Flooding has also affected over 300 families in the districts of Sukhirin, Waeng and Su-ngai Kolok.

Yala:Many low-lying areas of the province are already seeing some flooding, and more is expected.

Nakhon Si Thammarat and Phatthalung: Floods struck in the provinces of Nakhon Si Thammarat and Phatthalung. Two people have been reported as missing after being swept away in the floods – one in Nakhon Si Thammarat, the other in Phatthalung.

2014.12.19 Southern Provinces Flood Heavy rain and flooding has continued in southern Thailand and is now also affecting areas along the Thailand-Malaysian border. Several southern provinces in Thailand have been under water for the last week.Across the region, a total of four people has been reported as killed in the floods and 14,000 people evacuated (12,000 in Malaysia). Two people remain missing in the floods in Thailand.
2015.01.08 Bangkok Flood In Bangkok, commuters faced a Monday morning rush hour driving in flood water up to 50 cm deep in some areas.A heavy downpour and thunderstorm lasting 5 hours dumped over 100 mm of rain on the city in the early hours between 2 are and 5 am. Some schools and colleges have closed.
2015,04.07 8 Provinces Storm Seasonal storms pounded about 50 villages in 11 districts of eight provinces, damaging more than 900 houses.
2015.08.06 North, North East, and South
Nakhorn Phanom
Flood Several areas in the North, North East and South of Thailand have reportedly been flooded by overflowing rivers after several days of rainfall. In Nakhon Phanom, more than 3,000 homes and 30,000 rai of rice paddies have been inundated.
2015.08.06 Nakhon Phanom Flood In Nakhon Phanom, more than 3,000 homes and 30,000 rai of rice paddies have been inundated in Sri Songkram district after the Songkram River overflowed the embankment and flooded surrounding areas. Residents were forced out of their homes and had to take refuge on the street.
2016.03   Drought The worst drought in 50 years in being predicted for Thailand in 2016. The agricultural sector will bear the largest impact, as the quantities of many agricultural products fall, especially rice, tapioca, sugarcane, and sugar.
2016.06.21 Bangkok Flood Wide areas of Bangkok, Thailand, were flooded on 21 June after a period of heavy rain across the city.The flooding brought traffic to a standstill forced some schools and businesses to close. The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) stated that heavy rains during the evening of 20 June caused flooding in 36 areas of Bangkok, leaving streets under 60cm of water in some areas.
2016.09.06 Phang-Nga Flood The floods have affected areas of Phang Nga Province.The worst hit area is the village of Ban Bang Yai Village in Taku Pa District, where at least 40 houses have been damaged and left without drinking water. Vehicles, crops, and livestock have also suffered damage. No injuries or fatalities have been reported, however.
2016.10.07 Nakornsawan Province Flood 3 people have been killed by floods in Nakornsawan province. Wide areas of farmland have been submerged and 27,000 houses inundated.Flooding is affecting a total of 14 provinces across the country.Many areas have reported persistent heavy rain over the last 2 weeks. Ayutthaya province in particular is seeing some severe flooding, with around 22,000 homes inundated as well as a number of important historical buildings and temples.

Source: ADRC, Reliefweb, BBC, JICA, etc. (The source will be indicated)