Flooding in Asia: North Korea and Thailand
Over the past week, PDC monitored flood events in England, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Nicaragua, North Korea, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Thailand, and the United States.
This week we will take a closer look at the recent flooding in North Korea and Thailand.
Recent Flooding Events: North Korea
North Korea experienced heavy rainfall over the past ten days, which caused flooding country-wide. An estimated 46,000 people were left homeless and eight to 24 killed with 14 people missing. Eighty percent of Anju city was reported flooded with up to two meters of water as a result of the Chongchon River overflowing its banks (ECHO). According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, flooding and sea level rise likely caused the embankments of the Chongchon River to break (GLIDE).
The latest forecast for North Korea shows areas of continued precipitation over the weekend (WU).
Recent Flooding Events: Thailand
Over the past week, parts of southern and eastern Thailand were affected by heavy rains and flooding. In the Trat province approximately 500 people were affected and 200 houses inundated by flooding (ECHO). Additionally, Chanthaburi province received almost 400 mm of rain in 24 hours. (ECHO).
The latest forecast for Thailand shows high chance of precipitation over the next five days (WU).
PDC is also currently monitoring flooding events in: China, England, Guinea, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Sierra Leone, Thailand, and the United States (southeast).
PDC will continue to monitor areas of high precipitation and keep a close eye on flooding across the globe. Want to find the most up-to-date information on flooding and other hazards occurring in your neighborhood or around the world? Then be sure to download PDC’s free Disaster Alert mobile app available for your iOS or Android devices today! Also be sure to continue to monitor PDC on Twitter, Facebook, and by way of the Global Hazards Atlas.