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18 November 2008 :: 10:11:44 am 40467

Bangkok on Alert For Further Sea Level Rise in 30 at Risk Areas

BANGKOK, Nov 17 - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced the sea level would be watched until November 21, following the highest rise on Monday to 2.17 metres above mean sea level.
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Bangkok City Clerk Pongsak Semsan ordered over 30 at risk areas affected by the high sea level to be on alert for a further rise, by putting sand embankments and building wooden bridges.

The order was passed on to related agencies and officials were assigned to facilitate residents wanting to move their belongings and possessions.

Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department warned Monday the impact of tropical storm “Noul” was about to make landfall in Vietnam and would impact Thailand through most of the week.

Anucha Mokhaves, director-general of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department, said Eastern and Northeastern provinces would experience more rainfall. The already prevailing northeast monsoon over the Gulf of Thailand would strengthen with waves above two metres through the week.

Mr. Anucha also warned residents in affected provinces of possible flash floods and landslides over the next few days. All ships were advised to proceed with caution during the period. (TNA)

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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