Tuesday, October 11, 2011

RED ALERT in Bangkok..

 The Chao Phraya river runs through the middle of Bangkok.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has toured the flood-hit areas of Pak Kret in Nonthaburi, north of Bangkok yesterday.  Nonthaburi is one of the worst affected areas of the rising waters of the Chao Phraya River caused by heavy flowing water from the north of the country.
Vulnerable communities around the capital are situated around along the Chao Phraya River, according to the director of the Department of Drainage and Sewerage of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA).
The BMA has said that its staff would help residents evacuate if required.
The Chao Phraya’s water level began rising as high tide set in last night.
The river was expected to rise to a peak level of 1.75 metres, well within the capacity of the 2.5 floodwalls that protect the city.
More rain has been forecast for the capital this week. Much of the threat of flooding in Bangkok has come from the considerable amount of flooding in the centre and north of the country as it flows downstream.. 
In and around Bangkok, residents in Pathum Thani have complained that flood gates that had been shut to lessen the flow into Bangkok has caused water to flood nearby rice fields.
Many rice cultivators were required to harvest rice early this year to escape the floods.
 sandbags used to build flood barriers around Bangkok.
So, it is RED Alert in Bangkok...
All the best to the people of Bangkok

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