2017 Southern Thailand floods

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The 2017 Southern Thailand floods occurred from December 2016 throughout early months of 2017 and are the biggest floods in over 30 years in the southern part of the country during the regional annual monsoon season, which is distinct from other parts of the nation and mirrors that the Malay Peninsula. They have also caused damages in Kelantan and Terengganu states in Malaysia the weeks prior. The floods began in early January. Some 120 billion baht ($4 billion USD) in damages are foreseen as of mid-January, much of this due to lost production in agriculture tourism and infrastructure.[1] Rubber supply is particularly impacted. The death toll have reached 91.[2] Particularly hard hit are palm and rubber plantations.[3]

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  1. ^ "Thailand: Floods - Dec 2016". Reliefweb. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Flood toll: 85 killed, 4 missing". The Phuket Post. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Southern flood damage could reach B120bn". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 17 January 2017.