Gradual curtailment of the government's operational center for flood / OTSBN / starts today in Thailand. This is due to the fact that the peak of the crisis a disaster in the kingdom passed. This official said the country's government.
Director OTSBN Thongthong Chandrangsu said at the meeting that the main priorities of the center are pumping water and restoration of normal life in the seven provinces of the country and parts of Bangkok are still flooded. So do not set the exact date of the end of the OTSBN, he said.
As of December 8, partial flooding is observed in a number of areas in the east and west of Bangkok. The water is gone from most of the city faster than expected. Nevertheless, the city remains about 8 billion cubic meters of water, much of which lies in the lowlands in the west of the city on the right bank of the Chaopraya.
Still the same amount of water is on the outskirts of the city from the north, but, as assured in OTSBN, no threat to Bangkok it is not. Part of this water will be pumped into the sea through canals in Bangkok envelopes from east and west, and about half pumped into tanks for future use for agriculture. In the next 15 days, the water will be pumped full of the provinces of Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi and Nakhon Pathom.
According to recent data, the number of victims of the three floods in Thailand reached 684, three more are missing. The total damage from the catastrophic floods in Thailand, which affected almost two-thirds of the kingdom, may reach 1.36 trillion baht / more than 43 billion dollars
Swiss Swiss Reinsurance Co. lost in Thai flood amount is going to spend the organizing committee of the FIFA World Cup in 2018. Although the comparison is not very good, it helps to understand the magnitude of loss reinsurance. And insurers generally "flew", according to preliminary estimates Swiss Re, for the incredible amount for the industry — 8-11 billion.
Brian Gray, an expert Swiss Reinsurance Co.: «In addition to the human toll, the damage done to the Thai economy and operating companies in its territory is likely to be significant and will have an impact over time."