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THAILAND: Overall situation / Assessment
 
14 February 2005
  • Some 5 397 fishing boats were either damaged or totally wrecked, with 75 percent being small-scale fishing boats.
  • 1300 ha of land became covered by sea water, of which 900 ha were damaged. Wells and streams have been infected by dead bodies and saltwater, but no information is yet available on water quality in wells and natural streams.

19 January 2005

  • 4 862 farmers lost or had damage to their animals, (372 oxen, 142 buffalos, 1086 swine, 453 goats, 500 000 poultry).
  • No information yet available on water quality in wells and natural streams.

12 January 2005

  • Estimates indicate that 2,923 fisheries households were affected and damages on fisheries alone would amount to USD 16.6 million.
  • Some 5 264 fishing boats were either damaged or totally wrecked, with 75 percent being small-scale fishing boats.
  • Damage to aquaculture floating cages has been estimated as probably less than US$ 32.7 million, with a total of about 1.1 million square metres(or 41,439 cages) for marine fish culture, 179 rai (approximately 30 ha) of shrimp farms and 434 rai (approximately 70 ha) of shellfish area being damaged.
  • It is reported that there were 74 affected sub-districts and a total of 386 villages lost for fisheries and/or aquaculture. Several households have also lost heads of families.
  • 8 harbours are severely damaged.
  • At least 5.9 sq km of coral reef and 3.9 sq km of mangroves have been damaged.
  • 1300 ha of land became covered by sea water, of which 800 ha were damaged. Wells and streams have been infected by dead bodies and saltwater, but no information is yet available on water quality in wells and natural streams.
  • Many farmers have lost much of their tools, equipments and livestock. 4 889 farmers have lost or had damage to their animals.
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