Tags : Evacuees


Raging Rayong Factory Fire Causes Mass Exodus

A huge fire at a rubber glove factory in Rayong triggered a mass evacuation of 280 factory workers and 1,000 area residents. Officials feared a potential explosion of hazardous chemicals. No one was injured as 20 fire trucks battled the blaze, which took two hours to extinguish. Read more: pattayadailynews.comRead More


Tsunami warning lifted in most areas of the Indian Ocean

BANGKOK, 11 April 2012 (NNT) – The National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) has announced cancellation of the tsunami alert along the Andaman coast of Thailand. According to Director-General of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Wiboon Sanguanpong, the NDWC has officially revoked its tsunami warning at 20.00 hrs, local time. Nonetheless, he said […]Read More


Thailand evacuates for possible tsunami after major quake off Indonesia

BANGKOK, April 11 — Thailand’s National Disaster Warning Centre has issued an evacuation order for residents and tourists along the Andaman coast after a huge earthquake struck off Indonesian Sumatra on Wednesday. The quake’s magnitude was 8.6, according to a revised measurement from the US Geological Survey, and it struck 431 kilometres off the Indonesian […]Read More


Thousands may be evacuated in haze-hit Chiang Rai, Mae Sai

His Majesty the King of Thailand is worried about the haze in the North and has instructed the president of the Rajaprajanigroh Foundation to visit affected areas, a senior official said yesterday. The Pollution Control Department yesterday reported that atmospheric levels of fine-particle dust, or PM 10, were unsafe in all nine upper northern provinces. […]Read More


Rising Australian Floodwaters Force Mass Evacuation

An entire Australian town has been ordered to evacuate to higher ground as rising floodwaters race toward record heights. Officials say the 3,800 residents of St. George in Queensland state have been ordered to abandon their homes before the only remaining exit road is washed out. Full story: VOANews.com VOA NewsRead More


US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits Thai flood victims

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has met with some of Thailand’s flood victims, a day after promising a $10 million aid package. Clinton exchanged the traditional Thai greeting Thursday with some of the more than 1,400 evacuees living in gymnasiums at a Thai sports complex. She promised those present that U.S. help is on […]Read More


Nakhon Pathom factories threatened as residents destroy floodwalls

A large volume of water from the Tha Chin River inundated Nakhon Chaisi and Sam Phran in Nakhon Pathom province yesterday after residents of both districts destroyed floodwalls. At 10.30am yesterday, around 100 residents of Nakhon Chaisri’s Moo 3 destroyed an earthen embankment built to protect the neighbouring Tambon Khun Kaew where a Dutch Mill […]Read More


Suvarnabhumi Airport safe; to shelter flood evacuees

BANGKOK, Oct 27 – Inbound and outbound flight services are fully functional at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand’s main international airport, as the agency’s staff are countering the flooding challenge with an efficient flood-protection system, airport acting director Somchai Sawasdipol reaffirmed on Thursday. Mr Somchai made his remarks amid fears among the public that the airport may […]Read More