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Drought Hits 7 Provinces

BANGKOK, June 18 (TNA) – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation announced drought was hitting seven provinces and it was offering help to affected people. Chayapol Thitisak, director-general of the department, identified the provinces as Phitsanulok, Uttaradit, Chiang Rai, Si Sa Ket, Maha Sarakham, Trat and Chon Buri. He said drought affected 881 villages […]Read More

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DDPM prepares for widespread flooding and stormy conditions

BANGKOK, 29th August 2018 (NNT) – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has ordered preparations be made to handle heavy rains as a monsoon system is to move over the northern region between now and tomorrow. The DDPM has ordered its provincial offices to be ready to respond to flooding, overflows and landslides […]Read More

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DDPM says 55 provinces still wary of flooding

RANONG, 9th August 2018 (NNT) – While river levels have dropped in Ranong province, continued rain has kept inundations from subsiding, while in Ubon Ratchathani the Chi River has been rising despite a drop in the Mekong River’s water level. The Ubon Ratchathani Flood Situation and Relief Command Center has announced that those living along […]Read More

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RID and DDPM on high alert as more harsh weather

PHITSANULOK, 19 July 2018 (NNT) – Thailand’s Royal Irrigation Department (RID) and Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) have both been placed on high alert in response to tropical storm Son Tinh, which is expected to spread harsh weather across the north and northeastern regions of the country. Waters from Phu Hin Rong Kla […]Read More

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Those in an accident while intoxicated can’t make insurance claim:

BANGKOK, 5th April 2018, (NNT) – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has reminded motorists that those being in an accident while under the influence of alcohol cannot make an insurance claim. Director of DDPM’s Road Safety Operation Center, Chumpot Wannachatsiri, indicated today that those in accidents who are proven to have more than […]Read More

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DDPM extinguishes forest fires in three provinces

BANGKOK, 11 May 2016 (NNT) – Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) director general Chatchai Promlert disclosed that forest fires broke out in three provinces, namely Narathiwat, Chumporn and Chiang Mai. The DDPM and other government units extinguished the forest fires while the provincial public health offices distributed masks and provide advice on health […]Read More

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Thunderstorms affect many areas in Thailand

BANGKOK, 25 April 2016 (NNT) – Many provinces in Thailand have been affected by the tropical thunderstorms, while 27 provinces remains classified as drought disaster zones, says DDPM. The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation’s (DDPM) Director-General Chatchai Promlert has revealed that 456 villages in 102 districts of 24 provinces have been affected from the […]Read More

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Drought recedes in 38 provinces: DDPM

BANGKOK, 19 July 2015 (NNT) – The drought disaster conditions have been lifted at 38 provinces, with only two provinces remaining as drought disaster areas and seven provinces as rain-shortage areas, the DDPM Director-General says. The Director-General of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Chatchai Promlert has revealed latest information on the current […]Read More