DFO 2003-257

Flooding: 10/17/03 - 10/30/03

Southern Thailand - Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan

Detailed Locations:
Southern Thailand -
Phetchaburi province - Tha Yang, Ban Lat, Muang district, Ban Laem
Prachuap Khiri Khan province - districts: Pran Buri, Bang Saphan, Hua Hin, Kui Buri, Thap Sakae, Sam Roi Yot. Chumphon's Tha Sae district.
Ratchaburi Province -
Kanchanaburi - Dan Makham Tia district

Pran Buri dam

"floods in Phetchaburi were caused by heavy downpour and the premature opening of Kaeng Krajan dam's spillways to drain water and prevent cracking". Worst flooding in 30 years.
Phetchaburi - 24,60 houses inundated. 3 dead, 151,000 rai farmland flooded, 7.046 cattle lost.
Prachuap Khiri Khan - 260 families affected in Pran Buri. 74,000 rai of farmland damaged, 15,365 cattle lost.
Rail travel from Bangkok to southern Thailand cut for three days.
MODIS observations of high water in Pran Buri and Phet Buri area on October 26, with even high levels observed on the 28th.

Dead: 3 Displaced: 3,000 Damages: $25,000,000 Affected Region ( sq km): 11,460 Severity Class* : 2 Flood Magnitude**: 5.7 MODIS flood inundation limit file names***:


Map preparation and image analysis: Elaine Anderson

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