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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Unchecked Development, Poor Planning Set Stage for Flood Crisis

BANGKOK — More than blaming the flooding which has devastated the south just on record rainfall, those familiar with the issue say mismanaged water resources and unplanned development are to blame.

Fresh Monsoon Brings Triple-Whammy to Flooded South

BANGKOK — Relief is unlikely to come soon for the flood-devastated south, with word that more monsoon rains are inbound to inundate the region.

More Floods Feared in South as 1.6 Million Affected

BANGKOK — The southern region isn’t out of danger yet as the death toll continues to rise from massive flooding and heavy rain is forecast for throughout the week.

Monster-Croc Nadia Found in Zoo’s Deer Exhibit

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT — A giant reptile whose escape from a flooded southern zoo sparked an anxious croc-hunt was back in her enclosure Monday.

Gripen Fighter Jet Crashes at Hat Yai Air Show, Pilot Killed

SONGKHLA — A Royal Thai Air Force pilot was killed when a jet went down during a Children’s Day air show at an airbase in the southern city of Hat Yai.

Monster-Croc Nadia Swims Free From Flooded Zoo

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT — A team of crocodile hunters were searching Friday for a five-meter croc named Nadia who slipped her bonds to escape captivity a zoo in the south of Thailand.

As Southern Flooding Eases, 22B Baht Price Tag For Repairs

SAMUI — Samui beaches were back to life Thursday as severe flooding in the south started easing in some areas.

Return of the Sorayuth: Convicted Anchor Re-Surfaces in Flooded South

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT — Sorayuth’s back.

More Flash Floods Expected as North-to-South Road Reopens

BANGKOK — Highway access between the north and south of Thailand was reopened to service Wednesday after being cut off by heavy flooding, leaving thousands of people stranded, some for two days.

Reform Assembly Members Donate 5,000 Baht Each to Aid Flood Relief Efforts

BANGKOK — A junta-appointed reform assembly donated 5,000 baht each out of their 110,000 baht salary to help ongoing floods in the southern region.

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