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20 September 2012 :: 10:09:31 am 66764

Eastern flood easing, Bangkok rain continues to weekend

BANGKOK, Sept 19 - Flooding in the East is easing while evening rain in Bangkok and surrounding areas will continue until Saturday.
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Director Piphat Rueng-ngam of the water management operation centre, the National Water and Flood Management Policy said that floodwater keeps dropping.

Overflowing flood water is passing the Sa Kaeo provincial seat to Prachin Buri to the Bangprakong River and to the sea.

He said the volume of water at 500 cubic metres per second is not worrying as the Bangprakong River has sufficient capacity to hold the water, although it will affect people living along the river. The flood situation will return to normal within few days.

In Nakhon Pathom’s Bang Len district, on the other side of the capital, the water level is at the brim of the river banks and is dropping. The situation is likely to return to normal within two days.

In Bangkok, incessant heavy rain will continue until Saturday, he added.

National Disaster Warning Centre director Somsak Khaosuwan said that he is concerned about the eastern region of Thailand, Bangkok and its surrounding areas, where continuous rain falls from afternoon to evening and that repeated floods occur in low-lying areas, and where garbage-clogged sewers in properties are owned by companies and organisations. In such areas, he said, owners should dredge their sewers or alert appropriate authorities.

Landslide warnings have been issued in the eastern provinces of Sa Kaeo, Prachin Buri, Chanthaburi and Trat. Rainfall will decrease, he said, stating that the current flood is mainly related to heavy rainfall not to faulty water management.

Report by : MCOT

Category : Thailand News

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