The grim prediction has arisen even though the East will not face the full wrath of the storm Nari, which is heading to the Northeast. Latest weather forecasts suggest the storm may bring just isolated heavy rain to the region.
“The volume of excess water (in the East) is now around 870 million cubic metres,” Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi said yesterday in his capacity as chair of the Water and Flood Management Commission. He believed drainage operations would have to run throughout this and next month to clear all the excess water.
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