Report and Disseminate the Information Regarding
the Serious Disaster
TROPICAL CYCLONE DIANMU
Source: Disaster Monitoring and Response System (DMRS); Pacific Disaster Center (PDC Global); Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), Thailand; Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), Thailand; Lao PDR’s National Disaster Management Organization (NDMO);Steering Committees for Disaster Prevention and Control of the localities; Vietnam National Disaster Management Authority (VNDMA)
Tropical Cyclone DIANMU which is originated from the South China Sea has moved to the Northwestern and Central areas of Vietnam on 23 September 2021. According to the Steering Committees for Disaster Prevention and Control of the localitiesand VNDMA as of 25 September 2021, Tropical Cyclone DIANMU created damages and affected up to 2,845 familiesor 14,225 persons with missing 3 people, and injured 3 people. Moreover, this Tropical Cyclone has damaged 2,607 houses and partially damaged 118 houses. Also, there were 201 damaged roads, 5 damaged schools, and the agricultural land damaged of 3,734 hectares consisting of the rice field for 849 hectares, other crops for 2,525 hectares,and livestock lost around 5,402 animals. Nevertheless, the Vietnamese government came out with the supporting policies for all related agencies to proactively collect information, follow up, and monitor closely to this disaster situation and its effects in order to prepare to remedy the damaged roads and buildings as wellas take parts in searching the missing persons and relocating the victims to the safer places.
Afterward, the Tropical Cyclone DIANMU moved to the Southern part of Lao PDR. Occurring as reported from Lao PDR’s National Disaster Management Organization (NDMO), the Tropical Cyclone DIANMU has gotten weaker and become Tropical Depression which also affected many provinces in the South of Lao PDR. In any case, the NDMO, is still in the progress of collecting and reporting the follow-ups of the situation in the affected areas.
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On 24 September 2021, the effects of Tropical Cyclone DIANMU which has gotten weaker and become Tropical Depression moved over Northeastern and Central areas of Thailand causing Thai upper regions to have heavy to very heavy rainfall from 23 September 2021 to 29 September 2021. In the result of the heavy rainfall, flash floods occurred in provinces as follows: Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, Tak, Sukhothai, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Phichit, Kamphaeng Phet, Loei, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Yasothon, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram, Surin, Ubon Ratchathani, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chanthaburi, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Chainat, Lopburi, Suphan Buri, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, and Nakhon Pathom.There were 197,795 affected households together with 7 deaths and 1 missing person (DDPM).
Referring to Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) on 28 September 2021, it has been reported with total flood areas of 95,221.28 hectares in the Northern and Central parts of Thailand. The total flood areas consist of provinces as follows: Sukhothai 35,588.96 hectares, Nakhon Sawan 22,319.68 hectares, Phichit 20,526.4 hectares, Phitsanulok 11,905.6 hectares, Kamphaeng Phet 4,113.76 hectares, Uttaradit 434.72 hectares, Uthai Thani 190.88 hectares, Phetchabun 110.88 hectares, and Tak 30.40 hectares. Most of the affected areas are the agricultural areas, lowland areas, and riverbank areas. Since the floods in these areas flow into the lower land of Chaiyaphum province, it causes massive impact in the region, especially on the rice planted areas in Chaiyaphum’s districts such as Mueang Chaiyaphum, Ban Khwao, and Bamnet Narong. Also, it is forecasted that the rice paddy will be affected for around 25,600 hectares while most of the rice is in the flowering and harvesting stages. Thus, the Thai government conducts the field visitto the severe flood-prone provinces such as Sukhothai and Chaiyaphum in order to rescue and aid the affected citizen, prepare the relevant authorities to install barriers and pumps, and proceed with the assessment and close monitoring to this certain disaster.
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On 30 November 2021, AFSIS Secretariat had attended the 27th session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-27) which was co-organized by Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) with Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
On 26 November 2021 AFSIS Secretariat had the opportunity to attended the virtual Final Workshop under the ASEAN-Japan Project (JAIF Project): Science Based Information Sharing Derived from Earth Observation Satellites for Agriculture Management in the ASEAN Region conducted by the Japan Space Forum (JSF).
On 22-25 November 2021, AFSIS Secretariat was invited by the Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to attend the Twenty-ninth Session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS29). This virtual meeting was honorably hosted by the National Statistics Office of Mongolia.
The Japan Space Forum (JSF) had conducted the 2nd Training Program under the ASEAN-Japan Project (JAIF Project): Science Based Information Sharing Derived from Earth Observation Satellites for Agriculture Management in the ASEAN Region on 24 November 2021 as an online training. The project is an initiative implementation under the purview of the Sub-Committee on Space Technology and Applications (SCOSA) of ASEAN Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation (COSTI) with the support from JAIF.