Severe floods in Southeast Asia claim at least 28 lives

Severe floods in Southeast Asia claim at least 28 lives

Heavy rains and floods since the beginning of the month have left at least 28 people dead and hundreds of thousands affected in Southeast Asian countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Most of the fatalities were in Vietnam and Cambodia, where thousands…

Pattaya paralyzed by major flash flood after heavy thunderstorm, Thailand

Pattaya paralyzed by major flash flood after heavy thunderstorm, Thailand

A heavy thunderstorm struck Pattaya City in Thailand on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, causing widespread flash floods that brought much of the city to a standstill. The worst-hit were Soi Khao Noi, Pattaya Beach Road, and Pattaya Third Road. Floodwater on some roads…

Mekong River Commission urges more transparency after record low water levels

Mekong River Commission urges more transparency after record low water levels

The intergovernmental Mekong River Commission (MRC) said in a statement released on Tuesday, June 15, 2020, that China should be more transparent over its dam operations on the Mekong River. The statement comes months after water levels downstream hit record lows…

Thousands of homes damaged as severe thunderstorms lash Thailand

Thousands of homes damaged as severe thunderstorms lash Thailand

Severe weather, including strong winds and thunderstorms, hit 21 provinces in north, north-east, east and central Thailand, including capital Bangkok, from April 12 to 15, 2020. As a result, two people have lost their lives and at least 3 269 houses were damaged by…