Over 700 dead in Southeast Asia floods: UN

October 19, 2011BANGKOK – Over 700 people have been killed and eight million affected by heavy flooding across Southeast Asia, the United Nations said Tuesday, adding that it stood ready to provide humanitarian relief. The UN is ready to provide aid,” said Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Torrential rains have pelted Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, cutting off roads and destroying homes and crops. Byrs warned that sea surges were expected in Thailand on Wednesday, as well as from October 28 through 30, which could threaten to break through flood barriers. A landslide alert has also been issued for four provinces in the south of Thailand. In Laos, 892 homes have been washed away and 2,500 livestock perished, and in Cambodia and Vietnam access is difficult to affected zones, Byrs said. –TD
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3 Responses to Over 700 dead in Southeast Asia floods: UN

  1. sophia carlson says:

    Hi Alvin
    As I read about the continuing floods, fires,drought, unseasonable weather, volcanic eruptions,etc and I read about the provision of humanitarian relief I wonder where all the food is going to come from for these ravaged areas and for how much longer the world will be able to supply food aid. We must surely be close to tipping point with food stocks.


    • That’s a concern and the lingering danger from these extreme weather events is it shortens growing seasons until before you know it; you’re in a back-to-back catastrophic cycle like Pakistan. Whether it’s excessive flooding in SE Asia, Central America, droughts in Texas or parts of Canada, or the Eastern horn of Africa, or spring-thaw flooding in the upper U.S. Midwest- the result is the same, we’re losing our growing seasons across the planet with a speed and rapidity that’s alarming. The first year is negligble, but after the 2nd year—- you have even less to begin with for the proceeding growing season.

      peace and blessings,


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