2011 Thailand Flooding Maps and Resources

In Thailand flood waters have swamped more than two-thirds of the country.This is currently the country’s worst flooding in 50 years. Over 900,000 families and businesses have been impacted and hundreds of lives have been lost. National relief efforts are now focused on providing essential food, clean water, and shelter to displaced people and restoring damaged infrastructure.

Here are online resources and maps of the flooding:

1.Google Crisis Response: Thailand Floods Map– shows the flood affected areas across Thailand, shelters, flooded highways, and provides emergency contact information for residents.

2.  ThaiFlood.com – shows flooding areas in Thailand. Updated daily.

3. Globalfloodmap.org – shows flooded areas and displaced persons in Thailand with numbers and percentages of people losing homes.  It uses NASA satellite data to assess at risk areas for flooding.

4. Map of Flooded Roads – created by the Thailand Highway Department. It shows roads flooded across the country.

5. Water Measurement System – monitors the water level in canals and rivers in Thailand.

6. Thailand Flood Monitoring System– monitors the water level. You can search by province and districts. This is the government’s site.

7. ESRI Thailand Flooding Map – combines reports of flooding from Ministry of Transport with social media such as YouTube,  Tweets, and Flickr.

Picture taken from: CNN

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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