Dear TPAA members
Thailand is experiencing deadly flash flooding for the second time within a month after heavy monsoon rains flooded its southern provinces. At least 19 people have died and more than 750 000 people have been affected by January 8, 2017. More heavy rain and flooding is expected over the coming days. Meteorological department has instructed all relevant units to urgently drain flood waters from the submerged areas.
The department of disaster prevention and mitigation report, issued Friday, January 6, 2017, said at least 13 provinces have been hit by monsoon rains for nearly a week.
The worst hit was Nakhon Sri Thammarat, where more than 300 mm (11.8 inches) of rain fell in just one day. Flood waters have upended rail tracks and turned roads into rivers. City hall and the main police and fire stations have been flooded.
The airport in the province has been forced to close on Friday after the area received a record 162 mm (6.4 inches) of rain, officials said.
The Thai navy has stationed its largest ship in the South to act as a floating command center, dispatching aid using helicopters and small boats.
Kindness is most powerful!!!!
If you wish to send your supports, please direct your donation to “TPAAF Disaster Fund –Flooding Thailand 2017”.
Send check to: Dr. Thongchai Vachirasomboon, TPAAF Treasurer, address:1350 Covington Court, Crown Point, IN 46307
I sincerely appreciate your thoughtfulness and your compassion to our Thai people who are suffering from these unfortunate circumstances.
Chintana Paramagul M.D.
2017 TPAAF – President