Distress of Nations
Jesus said we would see the distress of nations before his coming.
The last days are full of floods, and other disasters that will bring the horse of famine, personal and national collapse.
Excess rains may be evidence of deeper, global, geological problems.
Here, the news is about the floods, but there are also tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.
News from around the world on September 24, 2011:
Thailand SINKING: 47 provinces face flooding this weekend/ The Moo 1, Moo 2, Ban Baw Tru Pagoda, beauty and home alone I diffused among the three districts of Songkhla province Ranot are experiencing severe coastal erosion/The latest data showed there are still flood a total of 23 provinces, 140 district, 1052 District A district that has suffered a fall on the 4th District, but the public has suffered as much as was 408,783 households, died 140 missing. 2 of 5,000 households to provide for financial assistance from the Cabinet to approve the resolution, the total amount of 875.44 million baht, 175,088 households and 139,180 people to a total of 695.9 million baht, the remaining 35,908 households, or households, or 179.54 million baht, or. percent of the money to help the remaining 79.49 percent to 20.51 per cent support further.
Marine Department to accelerate the solution to the crisis created a breakwater to scour the coast of Songkhla.
The summit is Twanlis State Department said that the Harbour area of the Gulf of Thailand, Songkhla. The Moo 1, Moo 2, Ban Baw Tru Pagoda, beauty and home alone I diffused among the three districts of Songkhla province Ranot are experiencing severe coastal erosion. Some violence to the streets at certain beach have been damaged due to erosion. Water erosion of the building.Collapsed and homes were damaged as well. In the past, both public and private sectors is troubleshooting.By bringing large stones arranged to prevent the waves. And reinforced concrete pipe to be arranged along the coastline to prevent erosion, but such protection does not work as they should.
The problem of coastal erosion continues to occur, continuous and intense increase in the expected area of the rate of coastal erosion is higher than 5 m / year, which is consistent with the results of the study plan to master. In order to prevent coastal erosion area. Lower Gulf of Thailand. Indicating that the coastal area is in a crisis area. The problem must be resolved urgently. To be consistent with the results of the study and master plan. Marine Department sent officials to survey the area. And to implement appropriate erosion problems in such areas. It is urgent to resolve the long-term sustainability. And in accordance with academic principles. Suitable area with low maintenance costs for the budget of the government in the long run by hired consulting engineer companies are Consulting Co. Ltd. and Aurora Technology and Engineering and Consultants Limited. a consulting engineer with expertise in coastal engineering. Conduct environmental studies and surveys designed to prevent erosion of the dam Bo district jail Ranot Songkhla province, a distance of about 6 kilometers long with an orientation meeting for the environmental education program designed to create and explore. Dam to prevent erosion. Friday, August 5, 2554 at home, at school, Bo Bo Tru Tru Ranot district of Songkhla province, with all relevant stakeholders in attendance. The study presents details of the project. And listen to the thought processes involved in a joint opinion and decision. Between the central government. Local authorities. And public stakeholders. A project of the government. The results of the orientation of this project. To understand the discrepancies between the project agency and other agencies. And the people involved in the project area, including sponsorship. Projects and providing guidance to improve the program accordingly. This will lead to a process of decision making project. 9.98 million baht budget for the construction of one-year construction period is expected to be completed within March 2555.
If the project is completed. To prevent and mitigate coastal erosion, Songkhla. It reduces the loss budget for the repair of buildings, the beach. Beach Road. And create better views over the coast of Songkhla.
Nat even worse – over the water. The spill.
News Saturday 24 September 2554 08:51 AM
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Chainat Province, flood water is a concern over the continuing influx of Nakhon Sawan and Uthai Thani to the Prev. The 23 provinces are villagers suffered heavy flooding over four hundred.
Wise Golden said the head of the Office of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. Chainat INN news agency said the flood situation in four districts along the River that is now the last. All were affected by floods. And Migration public. Harder and are more likely to continue because of Nakhon Sawan and Uthai Thani to drain continuously. The area now. Must be set up to 2 meters high barrier to prevent influx of water flooded the city at this time to assist the public or to prevent flooding. Can only solve the problem.
The next day only. The water draining from the north. Drain excess water into rivers. And spill over into the next field. There are over 60,000 people were affected.
In addition, Prev. Nat also disclosed that the budget for the public. An emergency statement that the 50 million it loses it. And no written notice to the bank’s 100 million visitors. The lack of finish around In spending to help people with
Prev. The 23 Hw. Even worse Pchch. Summer four hundred.
Centre Anti-hurricane flooding and soil mudslides. Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, or Prev. Summary of the public on 23 September in the past through their website. Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. The latest data showed there are still flood a total of 23 provinces, 140 district, 1052 District A district that has suffered a fall on the 4th District, but the public has suffered as much as was 408,783 households, died 140 missing. 2 of 5,000 households to provide for financial assistance from the Cabinet to approve the resolution, the total amount of 875.44 million baht, 175,088 households and 139,180 people to a total of 695.9 million baht, the remaining 35,908 households, or households, or 179.54 million baht, or. percent of the money to help the remaining 79.49 percent to 20.51 per cent support further.
Kalasin river began to spill tray.
At home at Sida, T. Phan, said the settlement was Pentahlon Ultimate Fighting Sports Weather Kalasin District Department of the Mayor, T. Lam Phan D.t. Somkid mobilize people than 50 people helped put sandbags to block the drainage channel behind. Lam Pao Dam water. The river catch The water of the river Pao secondary backing, which began to flow into the flooded paddy fields. Over 2,000 hectares have been damaged, then Mayor, T. Phan Lam, lest the water rise of the Lam Pao Dam. May cause flooding of homes in this area. This past year’s unprecedented floods of 2544 and this number. The influx of people flooded homes. Municipal Kalasin The river is just down the block. To see the amount of rain. If the deal comes less than a week, houses more than 500 homes will be flooded soon.
The overall flood situation. Pao Chi River wetlands, rivers are still widespread. Lam Pao Dam and water problems. More than 2024 million cubic meters of storage. It also makes the area downstream. 2 m high, flooded more than 200 homes had suffered, which is now the governor of the province. Helping to accelerate.
Contact the huge mass of water, Korat.
Thani said the ministry, Buriram province, the governor said that the issue of water from dam Nong splash – at check-in. But the influx of farmers, flooded roads, houses and farm area, Dong, A. Duncan, the people have suffered more than 500 households in the report. Found that the mass of water that is released from A. Phimai, Nakhon Ratchasima, combined with the water flow in the dike. The amount of precipitation and flood overflow water influx. South Grove area of the sudden introduction of seven ponds, fish ponds or rice plantation crops were flooded streets and homes of more than 200 acres of land.Currently under investigation by the district. To consider the report in accordance with the rules of the government to assist further.
The order of the district and municipal governments. Accelerate the repair of damaged embankment. The car filled sandbags to dam up. To prevent water from Nakhon deluge flooded a large wave over again. The districts were ordered to prepare to deal with this most recent flood water trapped in the South Grove area.Has been reduced to normal conditions.
Lmpagwikฤti! The hair of his cataract middle of the night.
Mae Mon incident cataract creek flows into the overflow flooded homes 2 people in the village of themselves Chae Moo, Muang Pan, Lampang Province is Sri Moo 2, Ban Don Mun Moo 5, Ban Luang, and after heavy rains continued. Since the middle of the night until this morning, the water overflowing into the flooded homes, the mother of Mon people, 30 households cataract water levels higher than 50 cm of water to flow into the flood. Luang school. Have been damaged while the second village, the villagers have to wake up in the middle of the night was moving, such as electrical appliances. Agricultural tools on the Internet to escape a cataract. Some of the villagers. I could keep away some paddy fields were damaged, primarily cataract blow up the last 300 acres now in the rain, then it stops. The sky is still overcast, but the President Chae Son Who ordered the villagers to monitor. And staff. The damage in other areas already.
Disaster Warning Centre warned the flood – mud avalanche 1-2 days.
National Disaster Warning Center alerts the monitoring of soil flooding and mudslides. After assessing weather conditions. Topography. And the water. Determine that. Rain falling steadily. Make a lot of space.The risk of flood and the situation is alleviated and risk areas in Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram, Surin, Sisaket, Ubon Ratchathani Amnat Charoen Nakhon Nayok and Prachin Buri area at risk of sudden flood of water. Wild water flows. And soil, mudslides and Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat for the central region.The risk of rising water from rain or spray from time to time become a major channel of the dam at about 18:16 pm, with a sea up. Moderate, 1.65 meters higher than sea level and the province of Chai Nat, Sing Buri, Ang Thong Tgaiekืeon Bangkok to Nakhon Si Ayutthaya and Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi and Bangkok in 1-2 days.
From the southern province of Prachuap Khiri Khan It might be the amount of rainfall. To watch for flash floods or flood ready to monitor the situation closely as well.
President orders military to accelerate a variety of cataract. Fang, Chiang Mai
Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, or Prev. Cataract was reported in Fang District, Financial flows to the middle of the night when Ms. Shinawatra, Prime Minister’s appearance in the morning, the Prime Minister has instructed the Director-General Pong Wiboon reserved. Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. With military force. The open space transportation. Victims. Bring the public along with Prev. Reported that the initial deaths. Homes damaged, 20 back, but less so than the district, Uttaradit province Ngmpad.
The Director-General Prev. A mission into space. Ayutthaya. Deputy Director-General is appointed by the prime area of Chiang Mai is still monitoring the situation and performance of staff and work within the home. Yothinpattana Soi 3.
47 provinces face flooding this weekend
"People in risky areas should keep a close eye on the situation," DPMD director general Wiboon Sanguanpong warned, adding that the probability of floods should ease after tomorrow.
So far, up to 1.9 million people in 23 provinces have been adversely affected by flooding, with 140 killed and two missing. According to authorities, floods have ravaged 230 state-run medical facilities and more than 1,700 state schools.
Wiboon said the Northeast would face an added risk from Monday to Wednesday because a low-pressure ridge is expected to bring heavy downpours.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said she would hold daily video conferences with governors of flooded provinces until the waters subside, adding that she believed the relief operations would continue for at least another month.
"Once the floodwaters are drained, we will have to start rehabilitating the affected areas," she said.
In Lop Buri, the waters are more than three metres deep in some spots, and provincial governor Chatchai Promlert said more than 160,000 rai of land was submerged, with waters damaging 78 roads, one bridge, 64 temples and 11 schools.
Their Majesties the King and the Queen sent a representative to Ayutthaya’s Kasatrathirat Worawihan yesterday to deliver rice, sugar, fish sauce, cooking oil and other food items, while HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visited flood victims in Bang Ban district yesterday morning and handed out up to 200 blankets. The princess’s private deputy principal secretary Samrerng Iamsa-ard also led a team to Uthai Thani yesterday to hand out relief items on her behalf.
Public Health Minister Witthaya Buranasiri said of the flood victims visited by the state mobile medical teams, 1,365 were found to be under a high level of stress and 3,124 others were diagnosed as being severely depressed.
"Up to 363 others are suicidal," he said.
Labour Minister Phadermchai Sasomsap said his ministry was pushing for a project to hire about 1,100 of flood-affected people in Ayutthaya to help clean up the area once the floods subside.
"About Bt1 million would be needed for the project," he said, adding that this should help ease the local people’s woes.
Phadermchai said similar operations had already been implemented in Phichit, Phetchabun and Nakhon Sawan.
Vietnam SINKING: Increasingly strong sea erosion in Thua Thien-Hue Many farmers have left home to move to new places by the intrusion of sea state. In recent years, continuous rainstorms occur causing coastal erosion situation in Thua Thien-Hue worsening, destroying many homes, the loss of farmland, threatening the lives and property of people population ./Tides inundate many roads in HCMC. According to the forecast 5 day tide of Hydrometeorology Station South area on 23 / 9, peak tidal water level downstream Sai Gon-Dong Nai river will rise, exceeding an alarm after 26 / 9 /Forecasting in the coming days, due to upstream flooding associated with the public tide, the water levelupstream the Mekong river continues to rise quickly and at large. /Heavy rain combined with the rising tide has 220 hectares of new autumn and winter sowing of rice farmers in Long My district (Hau Giang) loss from 30% to 100%. So far, the district is located in a floodplain, Tan Hung, Vinh Hung and Moc Hoa, Tan Thanh district, Thanh Hoa, Thu Thua district north of Hue and Germany (Long An province) has definite plans for the summer rice 2011 flood poured over 170 thousand ha.
India SINKING: South and central Balasore areas are experiencing the first and one of the worst floods in the current season. While all rivers flowing in the district, including the Kansabansha and the Sono, are in spate, Simulia, Khaira, Soro, Oupada, Remuna and Nilgiri have been witnessing unprecedented water logging. One casualty has been reported. /Fresh floods hit 900 Orissa villages / Orissa, high flood has been experienced in different rivers in Northern parts of the State. / Flood condition worsened in Orissa on Friday with four major rivers submerging around 600 villages in the state./ Unfortunately, the water supplied to his house is saline rendering it useless for drinking purpose. Jain installed a reverse osmosis (RO) water system but it too failed to provide the desired results. The situation is worst in Adajan and Rander where most of the groundwater is not potable.Land developers here offer everything but don’t guarantee drinking water facility. The main reason behind such a situation is heavy flow of sea water into the city through Tapi River...The move will also stop further salination of groundwater / The flood situation in Keonjhar continues to remain grim/Crop damage due to the recent flood in Gania, Bhapur and Khandapara blocks of the district has been estimated at Rs 72.55 lakh
Philippines SINKING: Hundreds of residents in 14 towns in Maguindanao and this city were displaced by floods / Floodwaters in Maguindanao towns continue to rise / 61 families affected by Dav Or flood / In Davao Oriental, three houses were destroyed and 50 families were displaced by flashflood in Purok Mauswagon, Sitio Tambiling, Bgy. Central, Mati City. Zaida Delos Reyes-Palanca. Floods affect 154,750 Maguindanao folk / Floods hit Mati, 13 towns in Maguindanao / In Maguindanao, 30,127 families were affected by the flood in the province’s 13 municipalities. Flood Mati.
Bangladesh SINKING: To this end, however, breeding activities of BRRI and also BINA have been directed to develop rice varieties for major rice growing ecosystems facing a-biotic stress such as flash flood, tidal submergence, salinity and drought. (It seems to me that they often have salt water floods at the rice crop. This is a permanent phenomenon there)
Hundreds flee floods in Maguindanao, Cotabato
COTABATO CITY—Hundreds of residents in 14 towns in Maguindanao and this city were displaced by floods brought by torrential rains the past few days, according to authorities yesterday.
The floods also prompted the suspension of classes in many towns.
Pombaen Karon Kadir, social welfare secretary in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), said relief goods were being distributed in the flooded towns.
Kadir said at least 10,000 families were displaced, but figures from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council were different. The council said the number of displaced families was as high as 16,000.
The council identified the worst hit towns as Mangudadatu, Paglat and Buluan, all in Maguindanao. Also hit were the towns of Pandag and Sultan sa Barongis.
Kadir said at least 7,000 families were forced to evacuate when rivers and tributaries overflowed in the towns of Montawal, Pagalungan and Kabuntalan Mother.
Montawal and Pagalungan are along the Pulangui River which emanates from Agusan.
“We have enough emergency food packs,” Kadir said. She said no casualties were reported.
She said the supply of relief goods at the Department of Social Welfare and Development office in ARMM was enough only to augment those from municipal and provincial relief agencies.
Abdulwahab Tunga, provincial administrator of Maguindanao, said classes in 11 public schools had been suspended since Thursday after the Rio Grande de Mindanao and Lake Buluan overflowed.
Miriam Kawit, Maguindanao division superintendent, said classes in the towns of Buluan and Montawal were suspended due to flash floods.
“Fish cages of local traders at the lake of Buluan were damaged. Some roads are not passable for light vehicles,” Tunga said.
He listed the towns hit by floods as Buluan, Datu Paglat, SK Pendatun, Mangudadatu, Datu Paglas, Sultan sa Barongis, Rajah Buayan, Datu Odin, Northern Kabuntalan, Montawal, Pagalungan, Mother Kabuntalan, Sultan Kudarat, Talitay and Datu Piang.
Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu said authorities were assessing the damage that the floods wrought to crops and properties.
“So far there were no reported cases of fatalities,” he said.
Cynthia Sayadi, city administrator, told the Inquirer that some low-lying villages in the city were also flooded.
The national disaster council tally on the number of people displaced wasn’t complete yet as of yesterday afternoon. Edwin Fernandez and Jeoffrey Maitem, Inquirer Mindanao with DJ Yap in Manila
Floodwaters in Maguindanao towns continue to rise
MANILA, Philippines – Floodwaters in Maguindanao continue to rise, particularly in 2 municipalities.
“Ang observation namin sa eastern south ng Maguindanao, particularly dito sa municipality ng Datu Montawal at Pagalungan, tumataas pa ‘yung tubig,” Maguindanao Provincial Administrator Abdul Wahab Tungga told ANC’s “Top Story” on Friday.
Tungga said some 34, 491 families in 8 municipalities were displaced by the floods brought about by incessant rains.
He said the families are mostly from Mother Kabuntalan, Pandag, Sultan sa Barongis, Datu Montawal, Paglat, Pagalungan, Buluan and Mangudadatu.
However, Tungga said 8 more municipalities in the province were also affected by the floods.
Apart from the continuous downpour, lack of water passage due to water hyacinths in Buluan River and Buluan Lake contributed to the floods.
“Kasama na ‘yung umuulan at ‘yung tubig natin sa may daluyan malapit sa Cotabato City ay nabara ng water hyacinth doon sa Delta Bridge at sa Taviran Bridge sa Mother Kabuntalan,” said Tungga.
The social welfare department has been conducting relief distribution operations in the affected areas.
Due to the large number of displaced families, Tungga said evacuation centers cannot accommodate them.
Instead, the families temporarily camped at the side of a highway, which Tungga said is the only area not submerged in floods
61 families affected by Dav Or flood
DAVAO CITY Sept. 23 (PIA) — Sixty-one families in three barangays of Mati City , Province of Davao Oriental evacuated Thursday late afternoon due to flashflood brought by heavy rains.
City Mayor Michelle Rabat immediately instructed the evacuation of about 141 persons, settlers of Riverside Sudlon, Tambiling, and Bilawan.
Six houses built on stilts were totally damaged while the rest are yet to be assessed and validated.
Response teams like DREAMS, the City Engineers Office in coordination with other offices of the local government immediately extended assistance by providing transportation to the flashflood victims.
Rabat ordered for the temporary evacuation of the victims at the City Cultural Center and also in the Sudlon Chapel.
Food provisions were given out as immediate response and assistance of the local government to the victims.
Mayor Rabat said she already ordered for the dispatch of the validation team composed of personnel from the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the City Engineering Office for ocular inspection of the affected families and estimates to the damage to properties. (PIA/Mai Gevera-Macapagat)
Floods affect 154,750 Maguindanao folk
SOME 154,750 residents or about 34,490 families in eight municipalities and 83 barangays in Maguindanao were affected by floods due to heavy rains and accumulated water hyacinths along the waterways of Buluan Lake.
This was confirmed yesterday by ARMM Office of Civil Defense Director Loreto Rirao.
Reports from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said that floods hit Sultan Sa Barongis, Pangalungan, Datu Montawal, Paglat, Mother Kabuntalan, Buluan, Mangudadatu and Pandag.
Rirao said the flood started since September 19 when Rio de Mindanao, Buluan River and Alah River overflowed due to heavy rains and accumulation of water hyacinths.
“As a result, there are about 34,490 families or 154,750 persons affected by flooding in 83 barangays in eight municipalities of Manguindanao,” the NDCC said.
The Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is continuously monitoring the situation and is collaborating with various stakeholders to further obtain reports on the extent of the flood.
Reports also said that local government units and volunteers have been conducting clearing operations since Monday.
In Davao Oriental, three houses were destroyed and 50 families were displaced by flashflood in Purok Mauswagon, Sitio Tambiling, Bgy. Central, Mati City. Zaida Delos Reyes-Palanca
Floods hit Mati, 13 towns in Maguindanao
MATI CITY — At least 140 people were displaced and 14 houses were damaged when rampaging floodwaters ravaged through informal settlers living along a riverbank here.
In Maguindanao, 30,127 families were affected by the flood in the province’s 13 municipalities, Provincial Government data show.
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Mati City Mayor Michelle Rabat ordered an immediate evacuation of families living in barangays Riverside Sudlon, Tambiling, Calgundian, and Bilawan 1 and 3.
The flood affected 20 families in Sudlon and 41 families in Tambiling and Bilawan. It destroyed six houses and damaged eight others.
A report from the City Disaster Coordinating Council showed that heavy rains started pouring in the area shortly after noontime on September 22. Four hours later, the Sudlon River started to swell to nearby sub-villages.
Quick response teams from Dreams Rescue Team 166, City Engineers Office, Philippine Red Cross, and General Services Office immediately dispatched emergency vehicles to flooded areas to aid evacuation.
Forty-one families were brought to the city’s cultural center and 20 others stay at the Sudlon Chapel. Food packs were distributed to evacuees with the help of Red Cross volunteers.
Rabat said she already ordered for the dispatch of the validation team, composed of the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the City Engineering Office, for ocular inspection of the affected families and estimates to the damage to properties.
She said they are planning to relocate the displaced families to a safer area. The local government earlier identified the flooded area as potentially hazardous but residents refused to heed authorities’ call for them to relocate.
Among the towns affected by floods in Maguindanao are Buluan, Datu Paglat, Pandag, Mangudadatu, Datu Paglas, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Pagalungan, Talitay, Datu Montawal, Northern Kabuntalan, Mother Kabuntalan, Datu Piang and Sultan Sabarongis.
Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu said waters from Rio Grande De Mindanao, Lake Buluan and Liguasan Marsh overflowed due to the incessant rains and overpopulation of water lilies or water hyacinths on the river.
Classes have been suspended in the affected areas as most schools are also flooded.
The flooding already damaged millions of crops, livestock and valuables, as well as government infrastructure.
Residents have sought assistance from President Benigno Aquino III.
Different Provincial Governments have started to distribute assistance to the affected families. (With Edgardo Fuerzas/Sun.Star Davao/Sunnex)
Coping with climate change vulnerability
Prof. Syed Anwarul Haque
Bangladesh is one of the worst affected countries in the world by climate change effects. Being a delta and located between the Bay of Bengal in the south with off and on depression and the Himalayan mountain ranges in the north with melting glaciers, the susceptibility of the country to natural disasters is quite high.
Agriculture is the mainstay of the country’s economy with more than 60% of the populace engaged in it. Rice is the staple food of the people covering roughly 70% of arable land for its production. The importance of rice in day to day life of the people cannot be over-emphasized; we are basically rice eaters. Bangladesh is yet in the transition of attaining self-sufficiency in food and as such the country is still deficit in production of food grains. Production of rice is often subjected to climate variability, often too much rain, sometime less rain/drought that affect the crop in the field often with total damage.
Lately, farmers of greater Rangpur have experienced ‘Monga’ (extreme constraint) with no work to do as the standing crop was washed away by the rain. Similar problem arose in the one (boro) crop haor areas in Sunamganj of Sylhet district. Just 10-12 days before harvesting of boro rice, the crop was lost due to high rain. To this end, however, breeding activities of BRRI and also BINA have been directed to develop rice varieties for major rice growing ecosystems facing a-biotic stress such as flash flood, tidal submergence, salinity and drought.
Modern rice production technologies developed by BRRI have been playing a vital role in increasing rice production and improving livelihood of the people by reducing poverty and providing food security. Modern rice varieties (HYV and hybrids) have covered 71% of the total rice area and contributed to more than 83% of the total production of 25.18 million tons of rice. BRRI has so far developed 55 new rice varieties and four hybrid varieties, which are already in farmers’ fields.
During the last three and a half decades, rice production in the country has increased to 34.26 million tons from 10 million tons in 1970s. These phenomenal achievements have been possible due to extension of rice production technologies developed by BRRI as well as BINA and brought to farmers’ doorsteps through the Department of Agriculture Extension agents.
Short duration rice varieties have recently been developed by BRRI and BINA, which are BRRI dhan 33, BRRI dhan 39 and BINA dhan 7. These early varieties of rice have already gone to farmers’ fields. These varieties can be harvested in 100 days instead of 140-150 days as required for traditional rice varieties. Farmers have already started practicing the varieties with good harvest and generation of employment. The farmers’ got 4-5 tons/hectare of rice yields using newly developed rice varieties instead of 2-2.5 tons/hectare as usually farmers could obtain using traditional varieties.
These early varieties can also be tried in flash flood areas of Sylhet haor floodplains. Early maturity of the varieties could help in harvesting the rice crop before arrival of the flash flood and averting catastrophic loss of crop.
Southern belt, which covers 30% of the arable lands of the country, is affected by varying levels of salinity. Agriculture minister always emphasizes development of this vast area as the possible rice bowl of Bangladesh considering availability of plenty of land not affected by development activities as experienced elsewhere in the country. In saline areas, rice is grown only in the wet (Aman) season, since fresh water (rain) is available, which can wash away the salt from the root zone of the crop. Winter (Boro) crop is not possible due to accumulation of salts at the soil surface through capillary rise of salty water from below. Soil amendment and crop varieties are twin important factors in ameliorating the soil and improving crop production under prevailing salinity situation.
Local rice varieties can withstand mild salinity (up to 4 dSm-1). Salinity affected areas account for approximately 10 lakh hectares. The salinity levels may go up to 8-10 dSm-1. To match the salinity levels, a good number of rice varieties have been developed by both BRRI and BINA. BRRI dhan 40, BRRI dhan 41, have been developed by BRRI, while BINA has developed BINA dhan 8 and BINA dhan 9, which can be cultivated in both Aman and Boro seasons and can withstand salinity up to 8-10 dSm-1. These varieties have high yield potential (4.0 -5.5 t ha-1). However, these varieties are facing some problems being dwarf in height with susceptibility of being submerged during high tide, where water drainage system is not good.
Good drainage system has to be ensured to allow new salinity tolerant high varieties to flourish and bring additional food grains to the national food storage system. Introduction of these varieties in saline areas can boost rice production to about one million tons in addition to existing output and thus is expected to contribute significantly to boost production of rice (Aman) ensuring further food security in the country.
Groundwater turns saline in Surat
Rakesh Jain owns a flat at LP Savani Road in Surat, which is a posh area in Adajan. Unfortunately, the water supplied to his house is saline rendering it useless for drinking purpose. Jain installed a reverse osmosis (RO) water system but it too failed to provide the desired results. Now, he buys 20 litres of water every day to meet his family’s requirements.
Jain is one of the several residents of the area who have been facing the problem for some time. "How can we drink saline water? While buying the house we knew that the groundwater here was saline but we still finalised the deal because buying a house was our immediate priority. Our apartment lacks Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) water connection," said Jain.
The apartment has its own water connection but it’s saline water that is supplied. Jain and his family use this water for bathing and other household activities.
Residents have become dependent on private suppliers to meet their drinking water needsbecause groundwater in areas like Vesu, Piplod, some parts of New City-light, Dumas Road, Adajan and Rander has gone saline. The situation is worst in Adajan and Rander where most of the groundwater is not potable.
Land developers here offer everything but don’t guarantee drinking water facility. The main reason behind such a situation is heavy flow of sea water into the city through Tapi River. Water discharged from Ukai dam is stored at a weir-cum-causeway which is at Rander-Singanpore Road – the heart of Surat.
The weir-cum-causeway was built in 1995 for Rs35 crore to create a permanent source of water for Surat. Possessing a capacity of 31,000 thousand cubic metre (TCM), it has served the purpose but the city is also paying for it. According to estimates, groundwater has gone saline in thousand acres of land because of this.
SMC officials also agree with this. Jatin Shah, SMC city engineer said, "Fresh water doesn’t flow into the river as the weir-cum-causeway blocks its free flow. At present, the water in the river is waste water which comes from rivulets and illegal drains. This water too is mixed with chemicals and other impurities. When it gets mixed with sea water, groundwater is also adversely affected."
To prevent further salination of water, the civic body is planning to make a rubber barage few metres ahead of Magdalla Bridge. This will give the city an additional water reservoir of fresh water. The move will also stop further salination of groundwater.
SMC supplies 780 MLD water and is finding it difficult to cope with demand. Private water suppliers are using potable groundwater but its level is also going down. "Surat’s water requirement will be more than 1200 MLD in 2020 which can be difficult to accomplish. Balloon barage is necessary if we want to cope with future demand," Shah added.
Fresh flood submerges 600 villages in Orissa
BHUBANESWAR: Flood condition worsened in Orissa on Friday with four major rivers submerging around 600 villages in the state.
Fresh flood in Brahmani, Baitarani, Budhabalang and Subarnarekha rivers following a heavy downpour wrecked havoc in Jajpur, Keonjhar, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Balasore and Mayurbjanj districts, officials said.
"Jajpur was cut off from rest of the state as a portion of 120-year-old bridge on Baitarani river at Sathipur caved in," District Collector Anil Samal said.
"Vast stretches of national highways connecting Panikoili to Keonjhar, Keonjhar-Jashipur and Kamakhyanagar-Bhubana were inundated in flood waters, paralysing vehicular movement," Works Secretary S K Ray said.
Also several state highways in Bhadrak, Keonjhar, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Kendrapara and Mayurbhanj were submerged in many places, throwing traffic out of gear.
Meanwhile, chief minister Naveen Patnaik reviewed the flood situation at a high-level meeting here and deputed three senior officials to worst-hit Jajpur, Bhadrak and Kendrapara to monitor and supervise rescue and relief work.
Helicopters available with the state for anti-Naxal operation will be pressed into service for air dropping of relief materials for the marooned people from tomorrow, Special Relief Commissioner P K Mohapatra said. .
High flood situation in Northern Orissa
Report by Jyoti Prakash; Jajpur: Due to heavy precipitation under the influence of Depression, high flood has been experienced in different rivers in Northern parts of the State. River Baitarani which was flowing about 3 metre above the danger level at Akhuapada has started falling. River Brahmani is flowing close to its danger level at Jenapur. The Districts of Jajpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapada and Keonjahr have been seriously affected due to very high flood in river Brahmani and Baitarani.
District of Mayurbhanj and Balasore have also been affected due to flood in Budhabalanga and other rivers. Flood in Mahanadi river system and major rivers in southern part of the State is well within control.
Information received from the Collectors about number of villages and population
affected are given in the statement overleaf. ODRAF, NDRF, Fire Services teams have been deployed for search & rescue operation.
The Collectors of the affected Districts have been instructed to open adequate number of free
kitchen centers to provided cooked food to the evacuated/ marooned people. They have also been
asked to provide emergent relief in shape of dry ration for a period of seven days.
The Government have also decided to immediately start airdropping of food packets in the marooned villages in Bhadrak, Jajpur and Kendrapada Districts which will start from tomorrow. Three senior officers have been deputed from State level to three most affected Districts namely Jajpur, Bhadrak and Kendrapada to assist the Collectors in relief operation.
As per communication received from the Government of India, a sub-team (Inter Ministerial Central Team) consisting of the following 4 members will visit the State on from 26.9.2011 for assessment of damages/ losses. The team will visit the districts of Sambalpur, Bargarh and Subarnapur.
Fresh floods hit 900 Orissa villages
Bhubaneswar, Sep 23 (IANS) At least 900 villages in seven of Orissa’s 30 districts have been marooned by a fresh round of floods caused by heavy rains over the past three days, an official said Friday. One person has been killed.
The rains, triggered by a depression over the Bay of Bengal, have so far hit half a million people in Jajpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts, the official of the state flood control room told IANS.
While the latest floods in Brahmani and Baitarani rivers have hit Jajpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, and Keonjhar, the district of Mayurbhanj has been affected severely due to high flood in the Budhabalanga river.
The state government has decided to resume airdropping of food and essential goods in the affected areas from Saturday, he said.
Floods triggered by heavy rains and release of huge quantities of water from Hirakud dam had earlier this month killed about 42 people and hit about four million in Orissa’s 19 districts, including in the regions affected by the fresh floods.
At least one person has been reported dead in the flood water in Kendrapada district Friday, the official said.
Crops worth Rs 72 lakh damaged
NAYAGARH: Crop damage due to the recent flood in Gania, Bhapur and Khandapara blocks of the district has been estimated at Rs 72.55 lakh.
In the flood damage report submitted to the State Government, the district administration said crops in over 7746 hectares (ha) of land have been damaged. Around 5176 ha suffered 50 per cent crop loss.
As many as 67,321 persons in 110 villages were affected. In Bhapur block, 293 houses were completely damaged, 91 in Khandapara and 22 in Gania blocks.
Situation grim in Keonjhar
KEONJHAR: The flood situation in Keonjhar continues to remain grim. One person died on Thursday and another critically injured when a wall collapsed due to heavy rain at Khuntapada village under Telkoi block here.
The deceased has been identified as Chandra Munda and the injured Cha Munda has been admitted to a local hospital.
While several roads have been submerged under flood water, the NH-6 from Kolkata to Mumbai has been cut off at Turumunga due to flood in Baitarani river.
Naranpur-Duburi state highway has also been cut off at Basantapur due to the swelling of river Kalinjara. Vehicular communication has come to a standstill at Keonjhar and Patana with flood water flowing above the roads.
At Anandpur, river Baitarini is flowing at 39.25 metre against the danger mark of 38.60. As many as 200 villages in Hatadihi and Ghasipura blocks have been severely hit.
Ten houses have been damaged in ward no 12 in Joda Municipality while 40 houses collapsed in Baxibarigaon village of Harichandanpur block.
South and central Balasore areas are experiencing the first and one of the worst floods in the current season.
While all rivers flowing in the district, including the Kansabansha and the Sono, are in spate, Simulia, Khaira, Soro, Oupada, Remuna and Nilgiri have been witnessing unprecedented water logging. One casualty has been reported.
Meanwhile, around 1,200 people have been evacuated to safer places and provided free kitchen, Collector Akhil Bihari Ota said.
Several villages of Soro, Simulia, Khaira and Oupada are not only water-logged, but also water-locked. Road communication in several places has been disrupted with running flood water. Around 6 pm, Kanshabansha recorded 4 metres near NH-5 against DL 3.9 metres.
While Talanagar and Sabira GPs of Soro have been adversely affected, several villages in Simulia and Khaira were marooned, confirmed their respective tehsildars.
The situation in Remuna and Nilgiri too is precarious as the Budhabalanga and the Sono are swelling. Budhabalanga recorded 8.14 metres against the DL 8.12 metres but remained steady.
Basta, part of Baliapal and Jaleswar are affected. Jalka was 6.30 metres against DL 5.5 metres near Mathani. Road communications in several places of the said blocks were severed owing to flood in Jalka.
The Subarnarekha recording 9.38 metres and flowing below the warning level is likely to show a stiff rise as huge volume of water amounting to 3,800 cusecs is likely to be released from the Chandeli dam and Galudi barrage of Jharkhand State.
The warning and danger level of the river is respectively 9.45 and 10.36 metres.
"I have been apprised about the situation of Subarnarekha following release of excess water from Jharkhand. We apprehend a high flood in north Balasore too. In south and central Balasore we have evacuated nearly 1, 200 people to safer places and provided them cooked as well as dry food. We are alert for north Balasore due to possible rise in the Subarnarekha. Three ODRAF teams, besides adequate number of power and country boats are ready with us to meet exigencies," informed Ota.
City prepare for surges in September last
Tides inundate many roads in HCMC. Artwork. (Source: Hoang Hai / VNA)
According to the forecast 5 day tide of Hydrometeorology Station South area on 23 / 9, peak tidal water level downstream Sai Gon-Dong Nai river will rise, exceeding an alarm after 26 / 9 to.
High tides forecast appears in the afternoon from 14 hours to 15 hours 30 minutes; Specific tides at Phu An station on 26 / 9 to achieve the alarm is a 1.3 m (at 14 hours) and 27 / 9 to be 1.38 m on an alarm (at 15 hours 30 minutes) in Nha station on 27 / 9 to be 1.36 m (at 14 hours 30 minutes).
Mr. Nguyen Xuan Hoang, deputy chief of the Committee for the Prevention of Flood Search and Rescue and Ho Chi Minh City said that from day 23 / 9, Hydropower Plant Srok Phu Mieng (Song) has floodgates to flow of 84 m3 / s.
Before this situation, the Committee for the Prevention of floods and Search and Rescue has asked the city district, city of industry-prepared to respond to conditions, minimize damage from storm surges up This high end of September.
Specifically, the localities should prepare forces and supplies are gathered critical areas and key have been warned to timely rescue by the motto "four-spot" and "3 is ready;" especially in An Phu Dong Ward, Thanh Loc, Thanh Xuan (District 12), Hiep Binh Phuoc, Hiep Binh Chanh Tam Phu Linh Dong (Thu Duc); Ward 28 (Binh Thanh District), Ward 15 ( Go Vap), Binh My commune, Trung An (Cu Chi) Second Binh commune, Dong Thanh (Hoc Mon district).
In addition, the People’s Committees of districts 2, 12, Thu Duc, Binh Thanh, Go Vap, Can Gio, Cu Chi, Hoc Mon, Nha Be and Binh Chanh direct investment unit focused accelerate completion of construction works in flood, typhoon, landslide and river drainage in 2008, 2009 unfinished and new projects started in 2011 in time to promote efficiency in the tidal wave intensity, rain and storms in 2011. /.
Lower Mekong floods, the Mekong River is rising quickly
Center for Hydrometeorology Forecast for the Central, flooding the lower Mekong, the Mekong Riverwatershed is on the fast and high.
The water level at 7 am on 24 / 9, just as in Kra 22.85 m; the alarm 3 is 0.15 m, 9.64 m to Phnom Penhport, the alarm 1 is 0.14 m at Tan Chau Tien River is 4.42 m, below the alarm 3: 0.08 m; on the Hau River in Chau Doc: 3.75 m, below the alarm 3: 0.25 m; on the Hau River at Long Xuyen: 2.21 m, at an alarming rate 2 ; on the Vam Co Tay river in Moc Hoa: 1.81 m, at an alarming rate 2.
Forecasting in the coming days, due to upstream flooding associated with the public tide, the water level upstream the Mekong river continues to rise quickly and at large.
On 28 / 9, the water level on the Tien River at Tan Chau at 4.7 m, on alarm 3: 0.2 m; on the Hau River inChau Doc to $ 4.05 m, the alarm 3: 0.05 m; Vam Co Tay river in Moc Hoa on the 2.0 m level, the alarm2: 0.2 m; at the main station in Dong Thap Muoi, Long Xuyen quadrangle on the two-alarm alert 3, iswhere the alarm 3. Then the Mekong floods continues to rise.
The provinces need to actively prevent major flood occurred on the Mekong. /.
Heavy rains cause damage in central provinces
Updated at 03:42, Saturday, 09/24/2011 (GMT +7)
Farmers outside the dike La Giang commune, Duc Tho district (Ha Tinh) summer-autumn rice harvest run flood. Photo: Thanh Hoai
* Rupture of embankments, 200 ha of rice for three lost in Dong Thap
According to Meteorological Forecasting Center – Hydrology Surgeons, at present, the area between the south and East Sea has an area of low pressure moving and less likely to strengthen into a tropical low pressure zone from the sea islands Truong Sa Hoang Sa to the sea area from Binh Thuan to Ca Mau, Kien Giang strong wind levels 6, 7 level shock; the Central North and Central provinces with rain, moderate rain, heavy rain in some areas to very large.
The flood on the river from Quang Binh to Binh Dinh and the Central Highlands area is up north. In 1-2 days, this area has continued to rain, heavy rain in some areas to the amount of rain is common from 100 to 200mm in some areas than 200mm. Floods on the rivers from Quang Binh to Binh Dinh and the Central Highlands region continues up north, possibly up to an alarming level 2 alert, a place on the second alarm, particularly for the river in Thua Thien – Hue to the 3 alarms. Prevent flash floods, landslides in mountainous and lowland flooding in the provinces from Quang Binh to Binh Dinh and northern Highlands.
23-9 morning, the provinces and cities from Quang Binh to Phu Yen, floodwaters rising on the river, beyond an alarm, a place on the second alarm. Many low-lying areas were submerged in deep water, traffic in some areas are separated downstream.
According to statistics, more central to about 5,000 ha of summer rice is harvested, in which the Quang Nam has nearly 2,000 ha were sunk, lost a very high risk. Heavy rains in the last two days have flooded at various points in Da Nang city and district. According to the Department of Natural Resources and Environment in Da Nang, at present, nearly 50 points Da Nang major flooding, which has more than 30 points regularly flooded, causing traffic jams several places.
Tuong Duong district (Nghe An), heavy rain caused flooding tube, flash floods, landslides across the district, as nearly 400 homes were flooded, down 43 houses, 26 houses were washed away by water, erosion 196 homes, 48 families have relocated … Committee for the Flood Control District has sent missions to the social remedial guidance and support 330 tonnes food aid to the people.
Night 23-9 22 days, many areas in Quang Binh province has rain in some areas and very heavy rain caused flooding to more than 400 ha of summer rice. The province has directed close all drains to prevent water, inspect repair dikes to prevent flooding, and also encourage farmers to quickly harvest the remaining rice tea and development deal flash floods in mountainous and flood basin Kien Giang river.
Flood Committee for the Thua Thien – Hue has a power requirement of the districts, cities and towns agencies and organizations in the province to monitor and control vessel count and notify the owner and the vessel is marine activities that the evolution of the low pressure region to actively prevent and escape from dangerous areas. The local urgently quick harvest of summer rice, vegetables and aquaculture area.
On 23-9, floodwaters rising quickly, pressure, dike at Tan Hoa Trung, Tan Association – Hong Ngu town (Dong Thap) has been broken. Flood water in too fast was completely submerged more than 200 hectares of winter wheat collected 55 days of age, an estimated total loss of more than five billion. After the incident on, the local town of Hong Ngu are implementing drastic measures to protect over 3,000 ha of rice were sowing autumn.
Heavy rain combined with the rising tide has 220 hectares of new autumn and winter sowing of rice farmers in Long My district (Hau Giang) loss from 30% to 100%. So far, the district is located in a floodplain, Tan Hung, Vinh Hung and Moc Hoa, Tan Thanh district, Thanh Hoa, Thu Thua district north of Hue and Germany (Long An province) has definite plans for the summer rice 2011 flood poured over 170 thousand ha.
Ung Hoa District People’s Committee (Hanoi), said the district has appeared three positions eroded, broken on the topic taught. Specifically, at position +500 and K47 +610 K47 to a commune INTERNSHIP serious erosion problem upper roof, providing more than 110m long slide slides. At K60 K60 +70 to +460 region of the Dong Tien commune, trace sat 390m long, to 7.5 m wide, 4m high. Also at the Dong Tien commune, K60 +430 to K60 +452 eroded dikes upstream roof 22m long. Ung Hoa District People’s Committee has proposed Hanoi early plans for handling emergency incidents.
Increasingly strong sea erosion in Thua Thien-Hue
Many farmers have left home to move to new places by the intrusion of sea state. (Source: Internet)
In recent years, continuous rainstorms occur causing coastal erosion situation in Thua Thien-Hue worsening, destroying many homes, the loss of farmland, threatening the lives and property of people population.
Only from 2009 to now, Thua Thien-Hue Province has invested over 40 billion VND for organizing nearly 900 resettled households in the landslide. However, there are still nearly 1,000 households in the landslide has not been relocated, resettlement to a stable life.
The village of An Loc, Tan Thanh, Hai Thanh, Thuong Quang Cong Gian commune, Quang Dien district has been strong sea erosion. There are over 280 households living and only 58 households were relocated to new housing.
Yang Tao, Village 3, Quang Cong said: "Every year, the rainy season, beach erosion inland from 4-5m. Families also want to move to other places for safety but not have enough money , although the State has partial funding support. "
According to researchers, marine erosion by landslides in Thua Thien-Hue took place with the fastest speed in the section from Hai Duong commune, Huong Tra district to the commune, Phu Thuan, Phu Vang district; in Phong Dien Huong Enter to Quang Cong, Quang Dien district.The door slides from Thuan An to Hoa Duan, averaging about 10-15 m / year from the Thai Linh Chan from 5-8 m / year …
Thua Thien-Hue has many policies to support displaced people and resettlement grant as land, productive land, supporting 14.5 million VND / household to a new home … Song, policies and resettlement has not attracted people to stay.
For example, Quang Ngan commune, Quang Dien district is established in two resettlement areas in rural New America and Western customs, but many households in the landslide moved to not accept the reasons have long lived by the sea to earn a living, when the resettlement area in far more sea will not have stable jobs. On the other hand, the infrastructure in the resettlement areas are not synchronous investment should cause difficulties for people arriving at.
Mr. Phan Nam, Chairman of Commune People’s Committee of Quang Ngan commune that has 70 households living in the intrusion of sea erosion is due to relocation and resettlement fold but the resettlement areas have only been leveled premises and roads. In power systems, the investment should not be difficult for mobilizing people to stay.
In my experience the people, the non-plantation workers are the best measures to minimize damage caused by sea erosion in Thua Thien-Hue, because the forest has definitely been the wind, just to keep the coast. However, the plantations on the sand along the coast will take time. /.