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.