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Thailand:Thai govt. says worst of flooding over

Saturday, November 19, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Nov.19,2011

The Thai government says the worst of the flooding is over and that central Bangkok is now at less risk.

The government has built a massive barrier in the north of Bangkok to prevent floodwaters from moving south toward the city center. Read more…

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Thailand:Thai Flood death toll reaches 594, 2 missing

Friday, November 18, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 18,2011

BANGKOK, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) — A total of 594 people were confirmed dead and two people were missing in the floods that have inundated the upper part of the country for about four months, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported on Friday. Read more…

Thailand:Bangkok’s city center may escape flooding

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 16,2011

The Thai government says that floodwaters are receding and Bangkok’s city center is now much less likely to be hit by floodwater. Read more…

Thailand:Thais destroy flood barriers

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 15,2011

Angry residents in flooded areas of Thailand have destroyed a defensive wall built by the government to divert floodwater around central Bangkok.

A 5-kilometer wall of sandbags in northern Bangkok prevents water from running south, flooding the capital’s central districts. Read more…

Bangkok:Thai floods cause less damage despite high tides

Sunday, November 13, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 13,2011

Floodwater in central Bangkok, Thailand, has overflowed in areas along the river, but no further damage has been reported so far.

The river peaked with another monthly high tide on Sunday morning, leaving some areas of the capital inundated. Read more…

Bangkok:Thailand braces for spring tide

Sunday, November 13, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 13,2011

Thailand is bracing for more flooding as another spring tide is expected to reach its peak on Sunday.

Bangkok is on the alert against the rising water level of the Chao Phraya River that runs through the city center from the north as well as a threat of more flooding from spring tides coming from the south. Read more…

Thailand:Spring tide floods central Bangkok again

Sunday, November 13, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 13,2011

Another spring tide has begun to hit Thailand, causing river water to spill out in some districts in central Bangkok.

The water level of the Chao Phraya River that runs through the city center rose around 9 AM, when the tide reached its peak on Saturday. Read more…

Thailand:Bangkok remains on alert for flooding

Friday, November 11, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 11,2011

The Thai capital Bangkok remains on alert for flooding on Friday as a spring tide has begun. Read more…

Thailand:Thai PM visits water treatment plant after floods

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 9 ,2011

Thailand’s prime minister has visited a water treatment plant in Bangkok to meet 2 Japanese engineers working there to protect the water supply system from floods. Read more…

Thailand:527 killed, 2 missing in Thai floods, Photos

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 8 ,2011

A man walks in a flooded street in Bangkok, Nov. 8, 2011.

A total of 527 people were confirmed dead and two people were missing in the floods that have inundated the upper part of the country for almost four Read more…