Flash Floods in Thailand


Thailand - Southern Provinces
Sun, 10/10/2010

The Government of Thailand has issued a warning for possible flash floods and mudslides in 15 southern provinces in the coming days as three more deaths were reported from rising waters. The floods, the worst to hit parts of Thailand in decades, have left at least 59 people dead since October 10. The authorities estimate that 3.2 million people across the country have been affected by the floods, with homes submerged and farmland or cattle destroyed. The situation is expected to continue for weeks.


Status Update: 03 November 2010, 11:25 UTC/GMT +1



Email: un-spider [at] unoosa.org

Link: http://www.un-spider.org


Contact Points in Thailand:
Dr. Chaowalit Silapathong, Director
GISTDA Geo-informatics Center
Phone: +662-141-4554
Fax: +662-143-9605
Mobile: +668-9204-6947
Email: chaow [at] gisdta.or.th

Ms. Niramon Sripumin, Director
GISDTA User Services and Business Development Office
Phone: +662-141-4560
Fax: +662-143-9593
Mobile: +668-1906-2173
Email: niramon [at] gisdta.or.th

Coordinates of affected areas (AOI)

Geographical Coordinates for Charter activation request:


Upper left
Lat 16.3 N
Long 99.2 E
Lower right
Lat 13.3 N
Long 101.4 E


Upper left
Lat 16.8 N
Long 101.4 E
Lower right
Lat 14.05 N
Long 105.5 E


International Charter Space and Major Disasters

International Charter:

Activation requested on 28/10/2010
Activation Request accepted: 29/10/2010
Requested by: ARDC for Geo-Informatics and Space Development Agency of Thailand (GISTDA)
Link: http://www.disasterscharter.org/web/charter/activation_details?p_r_p_1415474252_assetId=ACT-340
Project Manager: UNOSAT


Space-based resources

UNOSAT Maps: http://unosat.web.cern.ch/unosat/asp/prod_free.asp?id=57

NASA TERRA MODIS Imagery: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=46693

NASA Google Earth file: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/46000/46693/thailand_tmo_2010302.kmz

GISTDA Thailand Monitoring System TMS: http://flood.gistda.or.th/ (Language: Thai)

GISTDA Storm Tracker: http://eo.gistda.or.th/stormtracker/

IFRC: http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/fullmaps_sa.nsf/luFullMap/5611AA01EF0D6C82852577CA0065A7BB/$File/map.pdf?OpenElement

Satellite Tasking

No Satellite Sensor Time (UTC) Area Type Status Remarks
01 TERRA MODIS 31/10/2010

Lat: 15.4  Long: 102.1

Lat: 14.9
Long: 103.3

Post Disaster / Projection Acquired UNOSAT
02 TERRA MODIS 29/10/2010

Top Left:
Lat: 17.721144
Long: 97.282003

Bottom Right:
Lat:  8.278218

Post Disaster Acquired NASA EO


MODIS 30/10/2010   Post Disaster Acquired NASA EO


Vector Files

Link: http://flood.gistda.or.th/

Kindly provided by GISTDA


Pre-Disaster Data

NASA Aqua/MODIS 2003: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18975

NASA TERRA MODIS 2002: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3920

Situation Reports: 

reliefweb.int: http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/dbc.nsf/doc108?OpenForm&rc=3&emid=FL-2010-000152-THA


Other Information

AFP: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gfn6lU8XexPfJa5SKg_kM1wC3wAA?docId=CNG.0f6098cead7826f4cfd587d03d20ca0d.671



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