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Chao Phraya River communities gear up for upcoming flood season ADPC: Chao Phraya River communities gear up for upcoming flood season

Published on: 03/08/2013

Language: English

Author(s): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Department: Disaster Risk Management System

Type: Impact Stories and Case Studies

File size: 0.21 MB

 

Publication Overview/Description

The 2011 floods that swept across north northeast and central Thailand, resulted in one of the most economically taxing disasters in the countries history. As floodwaters swept southward across the country, the central province of Pathumtani acted as a final buffer between the floodwaters and the nation’s capital, Bangkok. However, the flood- barrier could not compete with
the overwhelming volume of water. Communities along the Chao Phraya River were forced to evacuate their homes. Both industrial estates and residential areas were inundated in the floods. Flooding caused an estimated $45.7 Bn total in economic damages and losses in Thailand.