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Thailand: Flood: 2008/09/28 Country Information on DRR

Period 2008/09/28
Country or District Thailand
Event Type Flood
Outline In Thailand, the death toll from floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains has risen to 18, while nearly 190,000 people have been treated for water-related illnesses and injuries.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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IRIN News 2008/10/01
More than 200,000 people have fallen ill from waterborne diseases and 23 have died in the past 19 days of heavy flooding in north and north-east Thailand, government health authorities said.

Reuters AlertNet 2008/09/28
Some 500,000 acres (200,000 ha) of farmland, most of it rice paddy, has been inundated, affecting roughly 2 percent of the total paddy for the 2008-09 growing season.