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Thailand Braces for Tropical Storm “Noul”




BANGKOK, Sept 16 (TNA) – Agriculture Minister Chalermchai Sri-on ordered the Royal Irrigation Department to brace for the tropical storm “Noul”, which will move into northeastern Thailand this weekend.


The Meteorological Department said the storm is expected to develop to the Category 5, typhoon and make landfall over the middle Vietnam before moving into Thailand’s Northeast from September 18-20.


He instructed officials to prepare for possible floods and to work with local authorities to provide assistance immediately in case of an emergency.


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Flood alert as tropical storm No Eul heads for Thailand




Chalermchai Sreeon


Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Chalermchai Sreeon has ordered the Royal Irrigation Department (RID) to be on high alert when tropical storm No Eul blows into Thailand this weekend.


The storm is forecast to bring heavy rain and flash flooding to the North, Northeast and East of the country from Friday to Sunday.


The RID has been ordered to set up teams to monitor flood-prone areas and cooperate with local authorities to solve flood problems as fast as possible.


"Also, the department has been instructed to improve storage capacity to conserve water for the upcoming drought season, because reservoirs nationwide are currently at a low level," said Chalermchai, who spoke after presiding over a water management 2020-21 meeting at the Royal Irrigation Department's Smart Water Operation Centre (SWOC).


RID chief Thongplew Kongjun said he has instructed his officials to prepare excavators, tractors and water pumps in flood-risk areas, as well as monitor dams, reservoirs and watergates, and clear waterways of obstructions.


Thailand currently had 36.76 billion cubic metres of water stored in large and medium-sized reservoirs nationwide, of which 12.94 billion cu/m was for irrigation, he said. Large and medium-sized reservoirs currently accounted for 48 per cent of total stored water, down from 65 per cent in the same period last year.


The Chao Phraya basin's four dams, Bhumibol, Sirikit, Khwae Noi Bamrung Dan and Pasak Jolasid, were 41-per-cent full with a total 10.15 billion cu/m of water, of which 3.45 billion cu/m was for irrigation.


"We have used 3.33 billion cubic metres of water in Chao Phraya basin, accounting for 103 per cent of the water management plan [this year], but we can confirm that there is sufficient water for consumption, agriculture, and the environment to last through the rainy season," Thongplew said.


The RID was conserving as much water as possible in line with the Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister's plan to reduce risks of shortage during the upcoming drought season, he added.


Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30394647



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Whatever it is when it gets here we will deal with it in the True Thai way.  Sit on the roof till the rescue boats come and wave to the news helicopters!  Last time it wasn't to bad but it did cost me 2 days to clean the shed out...with a little help from the wife. 


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15 hours ago, kotsak said:

It will be merely a depression (if not just a low) when it enters Thailand but as usual they like to use big words to scare (and prepare) the serfs. God forbid a real tropical storm (typhoon level) hits this place, everything will become airborne.

It will be a depression if the rice paddies don't get topped up.

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