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Public health offices prepare for medical emergencies during flooding

BANGKOK - The Ministry of Public Health has instructed its provincial offices and hospitals nationwide to prepare for possible flooding, as a tropical storm...

Japan flood deaths rise to 15 with 6 missing

TOKYO (AP) — The death toll from heavy rain and flooding in southern Japan this week has risen to 15 as rescue workers reached...

Floods in southern Japan force hundreds to flee; 2 dead

TOKYO (AP) — Troops were working Thursday to rescue families left stranded by flooding in southern Japan. Two people were reported dead and 11...

BKK Flood Battle: Litterers to face heavy fines

BANGKOK – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is considering penalizing people who throw litter into drains and waterways as it continues to encourage keeping...

Floods ease in 25 provinces

BANGKOK – Post-flood assistance continues in 25 provinces while authorities are on high alert for more rains. According to the Ministry of the Interior, between...

Heavy rains affect rice fields in northeast

Authorities in many northeastern provinces have had t provide assistance to residents and farmers as flash floods have inundated homes and crop plantations. In Si...

Pattaya to monitor flood areas around-the-clock

Pattaya will monitor streets and drainage canals around-the-clock to keep on top of flooding during rainy season, Mayor Anan Cha­roen­chasri said. Anan met May 17...

Privy councilor on inspection trip to flood-hit Surat Thani

BANGKOK - A privy councilor has traveled to Surat Thani Province to follow up on the situation of those who were affected by severe...

Colombia ends search for flood survivors; death toll at 314

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian officials on Friday formally abandoned the search for survivors of floods that killed at least 314 people in the...

Hundreds evacuated from New Zealand town after levee fails

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — People used jet boats and tractors to help rescue about 2,000 residents of a New Zealand town after a...

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