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 Pathum Thani residents ordered to move to high ground

The Nation Flood Relief Center on Thursday recommended people to evacuate to higher ground after a water gate in Pathum Thani broke down.

The recommendation to move to higher ground is for those in Pathum Thani’s Klong Luang, Lamlukka districts, Thammasat University’s Rangsit campus, upper part of Don Muang district and Rangsit.

The Klong Ban Phrao water gate broke down after officials failed to fix its leaks.
Ref: The Nation

Heavy rain in North, Northeast

A monsoon trough is passing through the lower North, Central Plains and the Northeast towards low pressure areas along the Vietnam shoreline, causing widespread rain in the North, Northeast and the East, the weather bureau reported.

Forecast for the Central Plains: Widespread rain covering 60% mostly in Lop Buri, Saraburi, and Ayutthaya.

Forecast for Bangkok: Widespread rain covering 70% of the area.
Ref: Bangkok Post

Pracha 70% confident

Justice Minister Pracha Promnok said on Thursday he was 70 per cent confident Bangkok would be saved from flooding.

Pol Gen Pracha, chief of the National Flood Relief Centre, said reinforcement of the floodwalls at Lak Hok near Muang Ake Housing Estate and at the Salaya campus of Mahidol University had been completed.

Of the planned 16-kilometre-long floodwall at Rangsit of Pathum Thani, only a 3-km section remained to be completed. The entire length of the floodwall was expected to be finished today, he said.

Pol Gen Pracha said he was 70 per cent confident much of Bangkok would not be hit and that only outer areas such as Sai Mai, Nong Chok, Min Buri and Lat Krabang districts would be affected.
Ref: Bangkok Post


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