Thailand flooding: maps and details

Note: This post is from March, 2001. For more posts about flooding in Thailand as of Sept./Oct., 2011, see the Thailand Flooding tag.

First, here are maps of the affected areas, as these seem to be in high demand. This is from the Bangkok Post:

2011 03 31 krabi map

And there’s this more detailed graphic, from the Nation:

2011 03 31 thailand flooding nation

The details:

AP: “Floods trigger southern Thai landslides; 15 dead.”

Southern Thailand faced more torrential rain after heavy downpours caused at least 15 deaths and forced the Thai navy to help evacuate hundreds of tourists stranded on some of the country’s famous resort islands.

Reuters: “Flooding in Thailand kills 21, strands thousands”

Severe flooding and mudslides in southern Thailand have killed 21 people, stranded thousands of tourists and threatened to delay shipments of rubber in the world’s largest rubber-producing country, authorities said on Wednesday.

Trains to the region have been cancelled and three airports have been shut, including one on the popular island of Koh Samui. As well as Koh Samui, foreign tourists have also been stuck at resorts in Krabi and Koh Phangan.

Bangkok Post: “Krabi mudslides kill 3 villagers; Death toll from southern storms and floods hits 15.”

At least 3 people have been killed and six others are reported missing as mudslides swept away villages and heightened the southern flooding crisis. The overall death toll has risen to at least 15.

Mountain run-off and landslides hit villages in tambon Na Khao in Krabi’s Khao Phanom district yesterday and washed away up to 50 homes, provincial governor Prasit Osathanont said.

Hours after the landslides struck, rescue workers were still sifting through the mud in a desperate search for other victims.


In Samui, hundreds of stranded travellers scrambled for air tickets at Samui International airport, after two planes managed to take off for Bangkok.

The Nation:

Massive landslide destroys 100 households in Khao Phanom district; many still missing; Floods continue to wreak havoc; 710,000 now affected; Satun and Phuket get warning

Days of downpours yesterday triggered a leviathan landslide that swallowed up an entire village of about 100 households in Krabi’s Khao Phanom district, leaving 10 residents reported dead and many more missing.

Today’s Bangkok Post has this item: “Airlines resume flights to flood-hit Samui.”

Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways International have resumed most of their regular services to Koh Samui as stormy weather starts to clear, relieving frustration among passengers.

Bangkok Airways operated 19 flights yesterday to carry about 2,000 passengers off the flood-stricken island.

Thai Airways made three flights to Samui and transported 600 passengers who were stranded on the island after heavy flooding closed the island’s airport.

Bangkok Airways, which operates the largest number of flights through Samui, on Tuesday cancelled all 53 incoming and outgoing flights.

The affected routes by the carrier included Bangkok-Samui, Chiang Mai-Samui, Phuket-Samui, Krabi-Samui, U-tapao-Samui, Hong Kong-Samui and Singapore-Samui.

Todays’ Nation front page:

2011 03 31 thailand flooding

And here’s a YouTube video of Krabi flooding:

(Nation front page image: Twipic by LeroyNewsDesign. YouTube video via GlobalPost.)

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