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Bangkok sets up flood monitoring centre in Min Buri

Bangkok sets up flood monitoring centre in Min Buri

The Bangkok authority will set up a flood monitoring centre in Minburi district, one of the districts said to be the hardest hit by the inundation, city governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra said Monday.

The centre will be responsible for monitoring the flood situation and providing assistance to floodhit people in the eastern part of the capital; comprising Klongsamwa, Lat Krabang and Nong Chok districts

The districts are under risk of flooded as they are outside the city’s flood embankment line. So far Bangkok is not yet under water while other provinces in the upper north of the Chao Phrya River, including Ayutthaya, Lop Buri, Angthong, Nakhon Pathom, Ratchburi and Pathum Thani are already inundated.

Sukhumband said that his office will closely monitor the flooding situation between October 16 and 18 because that is when the water from the northern region is scheduled to reach Bangkok and the situation will be complicated by high tides and expected heavy rains. "Therefore the Bangkok authority will be at its most prepared to lessen the impacts of the flooding," he said.

The governor said the decision to set up the centre came shortly after flood barriers in Nakhon Sawan collapsed on Monday morning, resulting in water flowing into crowded communities in Muang district.

Most local residents did not prepare for the flood in the belief that the barriers would be able to block the flood waters.

The Bangkok governor has instructed all district offices to prepare flood prevention equipment such as water pumps, and reinforce sandbag embankments and dykes to protect atrisk areas while a one billion baht emergency budget has been allocated to address the floods, the deputy governor said.


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