Advisory: Flooding in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand

  |   Posted: September 10, 2019   |   Updated: October 16, 2019

Final Report: October 16, 2019

The flooding situation in Ubon Ratchathani province is now resolved and everything is back to normal. In total, one Child Development Center (CDC) and 117 beneficiaries were affected. The CDC is now open and the beneficiaries are attending regularly. All impacted houses were cleaned and repaired. Private organizations and volunteers helped fix the homes.

Thank you for your prayers for the affected beneficiaries and families.

Update #5: October 2, 2019

Some flooded areas are drying up and recovery has begun. Some beneficiaries and their families are returning to live in their homes and have started cleaning them. The local government and is providing after flood support for home repairs. Some families are not able to return to their homes yet and are still living in temporary shelters.

Please pray for the beneficiaries and families that are recovering from the damages and those still living in temporary shelters.

Update #4: September 25, 2019

The floodwaters have been gradually receding, but homes are still flooded. The affected beneficiaries and their families are still in temporary shelters. The Child Development Centers (CDCs) are providing simple cooked meals and dried foods, utilizing Compassion Disaster Funds. The CDCs are hoping to resume program activities soon.

Please pray for the affected families as they wait for the flood waters to recede, so they can begin cleaning and repairing their homes.

Update #3: September 20, 2019

The flood waters are gradually receding. Water pumps are being used to drain the water, and it is hoped the process will be completed in two weeks. Some of the main roads are still impassable. Affected beneficiaries and their families are still staying in temporary shelters. When the water recedes, they should be able to move back to their homes.

Please pray for the beneficiaries and families as they wait for the flood waters to recede and as they face home repairs and replacing damaged household goods.

Update #2: September 16, 2019

The floodwaters are still high in Ubon Ratchathani. Affected beneficiaries and their families still cannot return to their homes. Two Child Development Centers (CDCs) in the area cannot conduct program activities because the children are unable to attend. The staff at the CDCs are distributing food and basic needs for the affected beneficiaries and their families. No additional beneficiaries have been reported as impacted at this time.

Please continue to pray for the safety of our beneficiaries and Child Development Center staff in this area.

Update #1: September 12, 2019

Severe flooding persists as the Moon River continues to rise. The local market was flooded, and roads are impassable by small vehicles. The forecast predicts that flash floods will worsen over the northeast area in the coming days. So far, 117 beneficiaries have been impacted and were evacuated from their homes. Thankfully, none were reported as sick or injured, but they cannot yet move back to their homes.

Please pray for the safety of our beneficiaries and church partners in this area.

Disaster Alert: September 10, 2019

The Ubon Ratchathani Province, as well as 14 other provinces in Northeast Thailand have been experiencing flash floods due to the Tropical Storms Podul and Kajiki. The water levels in the Moon and Chi Rivers continue to rise. Many people have been evacuated and are living in temporary shelters, with relatives, or in tents. The local government is providing assistance to the flood victims, including mobile kitchens and temporary shelters. The Child Development Centers (CDCs) in the area are surveying the flooded areas where beneficiaries live to identify those that are affected. Two of the CDCs are estimating that about 96 beneficiaries are affected. Specific beneficiary information is not yet available as assessments are ongoing.

Please pray for the safety of our beneficiaries in this area.