BANGKOK, 10 September 2011 (NNT) – Bangkok Governor MR. Sukhumbhand Paribatra visited Min Buri district earlier today after the report of inland flooding in the area. Residents were given survival kits while the inundation is expected to be drained quickly.
After visiting and giving directions to Min Buri District Office how to deal with the situation, the Governor traveled to Bang Sue district to observe the water levels at Khlong Sung water gate. He said the Chao Phraya River was being filled with more water at the rate of 3,000 cubic meters per second although it was still higher than the sea level.
According to him, the monsoon and high tide in the ocean contributed to the rising water levels in the rivers. He expressed his concerns over the 27 communities of the capital living outside the barricaded areas as flooding could be imminent.
Over 4 million sand bags, human resources and rescue units have been prepared while the situation is now under 24 hour surveillance.
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