BANGKOK, Nov 10 – Five more sub-districts of Bangkok have been tagged for evacuation in the face of the current oncoming flood, according to City Hall.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Thursday issued an evacuation advisory for five sub-districts in three districts — one for Bang Bon, two for Chom Thong and three for Bangkok Noi while 560 communities in the capital were under 80cm of water.
The BMA, in its latest evacuation notice, advised residents of Bang Bon sub-district of Bang Bon; Bang Khun Thian and Bang Kho sub-districts of Chom Thong district and Bang Khun Non, Bang Khun Si and Arun Amarin sub-districts of Bangkok Noi district to consider moving out from their homes because of the flood and informed them that they could stay at the shelters provided by the BMA.
There are now 560 communities in 12 districts under 80cm of water and over 400,000 Bangkok residents were affected by the flood.
Meanwhile, Minister of Public Health Wittaya Buranasiri said that as the flood continues spreading in Bangkok and adjacent provinces including Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon and Samut Prakan, the ministry advises families with members in eight at-risk categories from flood-affected areas without waiting for an advisory from the authorities.
The eight risk groups were small children, pregnant women, disabled people, the elderly, kidney disease patients and/or other patients who must meet doctors many times in one week, patients needing chemotherapy or regular immunosuppressant medications, chronic disease patients and other patients that doctors advised to move to safest areas.