Monday, August 1, 2011


From: South East Asia Security Network

The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok and U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai alert U.S. citizens in Thailand to the possibility of heavy rain, flooding, and landslides in northern, northeastern, and western central Thailand caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Nock-Ten through Thursday, August 4. Flooding and high seas are expected along the eastern and western coasts.

The Thai Meteorological Department has issued a warning for flash floods along hills, near waterways, and in low-lying areas. Media report that airline and rail service have been suspended in some areas due to heavy rain and flooding, while flash floods have caused property damage and power outages. Government hospitals in Thailand's north and northeast are on standby for flash floods and emergency medical services.

If you are traveling or living in affected areas, you should be alert to the possibility power outages, flash floods, and landslides. Monitor local media to keep up-to-date with the latest information about weather and road conditions in your area.

You can see the Thai Meteorological Department's forecasts and warnings at its website, If you are traveling by air, bus, or rail, you should check with the transportation company to ensure that the service is still operating. If you are driving somewhere, call ahead to check that roads are passable.

If you are affected by the flooding and need urgent assistance, contact the Thai Government's English-speaking Tourist Police, who can be reached nationwide by dialing 1155.U.S. CITIZEN SERVICES

For the latest security information, you should regularly monitor the Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet website (, where current Worldwide Cautions, Travel Alerts, Travel Warnings and health-information resources can be found.

You can also obtain up-to-date information on security by calling 1-888-407-4747 (toll free) in the U.S. and Canada or, for callers in other areas, by calling a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

We encourage you notify us of your presence in Thailand by enrolling in the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), available at

The American Citizen Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy ( is located at 95 Wireless Road in Bangkok, and can be reached by calling 66-2-205-4049, or by e-mailing

The Embassy's after-hours emergency telephone number is 66-2-205-4000. The U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai ( is located at 387 Wichayanond Road in Chiang Mai.

The American Citizen Services Unit of the Consulate General can be reached by calling 66-53-107-777 and by e-mail at:

The after-hours emergency telephone number is 66-81-881-1878.

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