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Flood visits Bung Kum, recedes in Pathum

Bangkok Post

he Bangkok Metropolitan Administration on Tuesday declared parts of Bung Kum district evacuation areas, Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra said.

The areas are in Nuan Chan and Khlong Kum sub-districts.

Declared evacuation areas in Nuan Chan sub-district are Soi Nuan Chan 52, 54, 56, 58, and 60; Soi Navamin 50, 64, and 90; and Soi Ram-Intra 38.

In Khlong Kum sub-district, only Soi Navamin 74 is declared an evacuation zone.

People in these areas are advised to move - taking their valuables, cars and other items - to an evacuation centre or a safe place with emphasis given to children, pregnant women, sick people and the elderly.

The floodwater has also arrived in front of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's residence in Bung Kum, reports said.

The water on the road in front of Ms Yingluck's home was reported to be about 30 centimetre deep. The floodwater had not yet flowed into the house as it was held back by a sandbag wall, according to the reports.

In another part of Bangkok, the water level on Vibhavadi Rangsit road had risen about 10 centimetres after a water pump at Bang Sue canal broke down last night.

Workers were trying to drain the floodwater back into Bang Sue canal.

In the neighbouring province of Pathum Thani, the flood level was slowly falling and there were high expectations in the community that the area would return to normal in about 10 days.

Flood levels have receded by about 50cm and are continuing to drop.

The water has receded significantly on Pathum Thani-Bangkok Road, a main road linking the province with northern and eastern Bangkok.

Three bus lines have resumed services on this route but smaller cars are still advised to wait until the flood situation has further improved.

Floodwaters in several housing projects in Pathum Thani's Muang district have receded by about 20 centimetres, raising hopes that the overall situation will be back to normal in about 10 days.

By then all roads in the province should be dry, with only a few low-lying parts still holding pooling water.

Meanwhile, the floodwater on the Pathum Thani- Sam Khok Road, connecting Muang district with Sam Khok district, remains as deep as 80cm on average and only military trucks can pass through.

The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported a total of 527 people were confirmed dead and two people were missing in the floods that have inundated many provinces for more than three months.

The floods still prevail in 24 provinces, affecting 1,078,502 people, the department said.

The department on Sunday, Nov 6, reported the death toll at 506.

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