Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Thailand Expat misskit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    42,077

    Flood warnings for Chao Phraya riverside residents in Bangkok and suburbs

    Riverside residents in Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Samut Prakan are warned to brace for high tides for the next 4 days, when the level of the Chao Phraya River is forecast to rise to 1.9-2.1 meters above mean sea level.


    The National Water Command Center said today (Thursday) that the high tides between 7pm and 10pm until August 1st coincide with the increased volume of water being discharged into the Chao Phraya River from the Chao Phraya reservoir, at a rate of 1,000-1,250m3/sec.


    This is likely to cause the river to swell and flood riverside communities not protected by floodwalls in Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Samut Prakan.


    Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt took a boat ride yesterday to check the floodwalls and the numerous gaps in them. He said that the gaps are most susceptible to overflows and ordered officials to be on standby during the high tides.


    Several riverside districts, such as Phra Nakhon, Dusit, Samphanthawong, Yan Nawa, Bang Kho Laem, Khlong San and Bangkok Noi, have been preparing to cope with the overflows this week.


    Sandbags and water pumps have been placed on site at vulnerable areas and rapid response mobile units are on standby to help people affected.


    Flash floods were reported today in Chum Pae district of Khon Kaen, Khon San district of Chaiyaphum, Chum Phae district in Phitsanuloke and two districts in Phichit province. Overflows from the Chao Phraya River, and its Noi Rivertributary, have flooded Pak Hai and Sena districts of Ayutthaya province.


    According to the Meteorological Department, northern parts of Thailand will experience less rain today and tomorrow, due to the weakening of south-westerly, wind which is blowing over Thailandís north-eastern, central and eastern regions, but some parts of the southern region will face heavy rain.

    Flood warnings for Chao Phraya riverside residents in Bangkok and suburbs | Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world

  2. #2
    Member

    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 11:52 PM
    Posts
    427
    Be safe out there!

  3. #3
    Thailand Expat
    malmomike77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2021
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    7,613
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt took a boat ride yesterday to check the floodwalls and the numerous gaps in them
    Gaps, hnmm not good at preventing floods

    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    He said that the gaps are most susceptible to overflows and ordered officials to be on standby during the high tides.
    He's spotted the problem with the flood defences and it looks like he's going to plug the gaps with officials.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •