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Overflowing Chao Phraya reaches record high

Overflowing Chao Phraya reaches record high

The water level at Chao Phraya River on Friday rose to 2.13 meters, breaking the last year's record high of 2.10 meters, Bangkok Drainage Office said.

The water flow at Ayutthaya's Bang Sai was at 4,250 cubic meters per second. The safety flow for Bangkok is at 3,500 cubic meters per second.

Bangkok Governor MR Sukhumbhand Baripatra said the capital had not plunged into a flood crisis as speculated.

"If a crisis erupts, I will be the first to inform the people," he said, urging for calm.

Overflowing water disrupted traffic in Nonthaburi, the ousskirts of Bangkok.

Road snarls due to inundation were reported from morning to noon at the ramps for Rama V Bridge. Motorists were advised to use an alternative route via Rattanathibaet Road.

About 8,000 homes in Bang Bua Thong housing estate in Nonthaburi was inundated with water level ranging between 50 centimeters to one meter.

Rescue workers were organising the emergency evacuation.

The inundation at Pathum Thani town rose to 60 to 80 centimeters, putting a stop to all road traffics. Transport could be by boats only.

Provincial authorities were trying to pump the water out of key government installations, including the provincial hall.
Ref: The Nation


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