Death toll from the catastrophic floods in Thailand reached 562, two more people remain missing. This was reported today in the National Office for the Prevention of flood. Flooded are still 22 of the 76 provinces of the country, according to ITAR-TASS.
On July 5, when the north of Thailand hit tropical storm Nock-Ten, natural disasters have affected 63 provinces, affecting over 11 million people, about one million seek medical attention. Almost 250 thousand people were left homeless.
The extent of damage, according to some estimates, as high as 16 billion dollars.
In the capital, Bangkok, has announced the evacuation of three areas. Only in the city completely or partially submerged 12 districts, and the number of flood victims close to 500 thousand people, reports Federal Press referring to newspaper The Bangkok Post.
According to the mayor's office in Bangkok, published on Saturday, November 12, in Bangkok from flooding affected 494,893 people. Total population in the capital of the kingdom of 12 million people.
The water level in the city varies: in some areas, water flooded the streets by 20 inches, and in some — 2 meters. It is noted that in the northern districts of the city the water level is gradually reduced, but the flood spreads outwards.
Meanwhile, authorities say that the danger of flooding the historic center yet. According to the mayor, the water will rush into the central regions only if both fail at least five of the 17 pumps used in pumping water out of the canal in Bang Si Chao Phraya River.
An expert from the Operations Centre of flood Anond Snidvong suggested in an interview that "the flood peak in Bangkok passed", and after 10 days the situation will return to normal.
November 11 the Minister of Science and Technology Plodprasop Surasvadi said western areas of Bangkok will be flooded by sewage flowing from the north. The politician has warned that the government needs to be prepared for the fact that the flooding in the area will last for a month.
Last weekend, 800 government vehicles began deliver aid to victims in flooded areas of Bangkok. Representatives of the government handing out kits of essential goods, drinking water, medicines and food. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said that in each of the 50 districts of Bangkok will be deployed mobile field kitchen. Their mission is to provide hot meals to residents who choose not to leave their homes, even if they are in the flood zone. According to official data, the number reached 800 thousand people.
In Thailand, the fear surge of suicides among victims
Thais have lost because of the arrival of high water all marital property, is under special control specialists, who are afraid of the increasing number of suicides reported "Interfax" with reference to the Thai newspaper "The Nation".
"The risk for suicide today there are thousands of people whose habitual way of life is completely destroyed by a flood," — said the publication director of the emergency center migration Phan Yaemsri.
He explained that the Ministry of Health of Thailand examined the mental state of 114 thousand 815 people, of whom seven thousand 308 identified depression, 6 thousand 170 admitting physicians that are still experiencing a lot of stress.
All in all, from the disaster affected about 1.3 million people in the country, but it is physically impossible to examine all added Yaemsri.