PHILIPPINE EMBASSY ADVISORY
To : The Filipino community in Thailand
Re : Flood Advisory Update No. 2
Further to the advisory issued on 21 September 2011 regarding flood updates, the Embassy wishes to inform the community that the following warnings from Thai authorities are mainly for the Northeast areas:
1. The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department (DPMD) has warned residents in 47 provinces to brace for possible flash floods and landslides in the coming days. The flood risk is expected to be higher in the Northeast early next week (between September 26 and September 28) due to a low pressure ridge causing heavy downpours in the region during that period.
Those staying in the following list of 47 provinces are enjoined to be alert at all times: Mae Hong Son, Lamphun, Lampang, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Phitsanulok, Sukhothai, Phetchabun, Uttaradit, Kamphaeng Phet, Phichit, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Nong Bua Lamphun, Loei, Nong Khai, Udon Thani, Beung Kan, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham, Roi Et, Kalasin, Si Sa Ket, Ubon Ratchathani, Amnat Charoen, Yasothon, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Surin, Buri Ram, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Nakhon Nayok, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trat, Ranong, Phang Nga, Krabi and Trang.
2. The Meteorological Department also issued the same advisory especially for people living near hillsides and waterways in the Northeast (Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram, Surin, Si Sa Ket, Amnatcharoen, Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat.)
Those planning to travel to the above provinces are still advised to postpone their trips and to check the latest weather forecasts and local conditions by calling the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Information Line at 1672.
The Embassy will continue to provide pertinent advisories from Thai authorities regarding the flood situation.
MARIA TERESA L. TAGUIANG
Charge d’ Affaires, a.i.
24 September 2011