44 provinces "cold disaster" zone

From December 2 last year until the present time altogether 526 districts of 44 provinces have been declared cold disaster zones where about 24 million people of 7.6 million households have been affected, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported.

Of the 44 provinces, 20 are in the Northeast, 17 in the North, six in the Central and one in the East.

At the same time, seventeen districts in four provinces - Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham, Buri Ram and Sing Buri - have been hit by drought.

Reservoirs at major dams in the country are now holding altogether 50,605 million cubic metres of water or 72% of the full capacity, 3,116 million cubic metres more than in 2012.

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Discussion 1 : 12/01/2014 at 02:37 PM
nosoup, It is a disaster because a lot of people are suffering, and the elderly and the weak are getting sick and dying. You must have never been up-ountry where the rural people have houses and clothing made for 20 degrees and up. Drafty for good air circulation, no heaters, and no AC for ordinary people'
Discussion 2 : 12/01/2014 at 02:19 PM
Why is the cold weather a disaster exactly?
Discussion 3 : 12/01/2014 at 12:33 PM
How does cold disaster and water level in reservoirs connect. Your story seems to be about cold then the last sentence is about water in reservoirs......
Discussion 4 : 12/01/2014 at 11:25 AM
It is a sad reflection on most people's science education that many see this and recent events in the North Americas as proof that global warming is not true, in fact it is further confirmation.

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