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Thailand: Flood: 2005/08/31 Country Information on DRR

Period 2005/08/31
Country or District Thailand
Event Type Flood
Outline Over 100,000 families have been affected by severe flooding in Northern Thailand in the middle of August. Torrential rains which earlier in August hammered Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Sorn inundated more than 4 500 villagers’ homes in these three provinces alone leaving 11 people dead and making several roads impassable to small vehicles.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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The Nation 2005/08/14
Downpours force thousands to abandon homes; Pai under one metre of water. Torrential rains over the last two days caused flooding in the northern provinces of Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Lampang, Mae Hong Son and Phayao, according to the Meteorological Department. Officials in Mae Hong Son said two men were killed by the flooding but had no further details.

OCHA ReliefWeb 2005/08/31
At present, the meteorological department has warned seven provinces in the north and northeast of the possibility of flash floods.