PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: On January 5, Thailand Gulf storm surges generated waves as high as five meters in the area of Prachuap Bay, leaving muang district’s coastal roads flooded, obstructed with debris and impassible for small vehicles.Continue reading “Pabuk storm inundates, litters Prachuap coastline with debris”
PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Among the millions of Thais reveling in celebration to welcome the 2019 New Year were tens of thousands set back from their own injuries, or those of “lucky” and “unlucky” friends or family members who were the latest statistics on Thailand’s infamous roads.Continue reading “Prachuap accidents make headlines in New Year ‘deadly week’”
PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Disaster mitigation preparation is underway in 16 provinces in South and West Thailand as a tropical storm in the Gulf of Thailand is expected to make landfall 3 to 5 January, 2019.Continue reading “Prachuap, Thailand Gulf brace for ‘Pabuk’ tropical storm”
BANG SAPHAN and BANG SAPHAN NOI: Some 800 residents in 250 households had been displaced from flash floods that caused damage to at least six roads in the southern district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province. Thai media outlet, iNNnews reports that agriculture damage surveys were still being conducted on December 12, and that this is the fifth time this year the area has faced such a disaster, while Siam Rath reports damaged bridges, and a packed hospital with many residents suffering from colds after toughing out three days of continuous rain.
PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Farmers are demanding the government intervene to curb unchecked cross-border trade, as coconut prices at local markets have fallen to or below the cost of production.
A representative from the Prachuap Coconut Farmers Network staged a press conference in December to seek clarity from the Commerce and Agriculture ministries in the face of plummeting coconut prices, Matichon reports. Continue reading “Prachuap farmers distressed from falling coconut prices, blame ‘Free Trade’”