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Thailand – Floods affect 2 million, eastern Bangkok braces for run-off

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Via: Bangkok Post

About TWO MILLION PEOPLE in 27 PROVINCES are still being affected by flooding, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported on Sunday.

The death toll from the floods had risen to 31 as of Sunday morning, the department said.

Chanthaburi, Chon Buri and Khon Kaen provinces have recently been hit by flooding, but the situation had eased in Kanchanaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Kalasin, Nakhon Ratchasima, Phayao, Mae Hong Son, Lampang and Mukdahan.

Meanwhile, authorities are speeding drainage in eastern Bangkok as more water has been discharged from the Pasak Jolasid dam in Lop Buri.

Adisak Khantee (NOT believed to be in above photo), director of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Department of Drainage and Sewerage, said on Sunday that the Meteorological Department expected rainfall in 40% of the capital.

But the more worrying issue is the mass of water run-off from the North, as the amount of water in the Pasak Jolasid dam has exceeded its capacity, he said.


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