|MAJOR FLOODS on MAY 2011
Floods in the Mississippi River, the United
Early this month, record flood rolling down the
Mississippi river spilled out across huge areas in the South and Midwest of the
United States, creating massive flooding.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
decided to activate a old plan to prevent a catastrophic levee breach. A large
section of a Mississippi River levee has been exploded in the Birds Point
*Total number of victims and damage are under investigation.
(Information from USACE Memphis District)
report of FEMA, 11 May 2011)
Flooding in Thailand
Some 61people are dead after flash floods
swept through eight provinces in southern Thailand. Surat Thani, the largest of
the southern provinces, has received a massive rainfall amount exceeding 850mm,
which is far beyond the area typically gets during March.
Number of Victims
Damage to Houses
Total Collapse: 180
Half Collapse: 2,852
Damage to Crops: 1199,496ha
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