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Monday, October 24, 2011

Bangkok flood warning for 6 districts

The Metropolitan Waterworks Authority has urged Bangkok residents to store tap water for use during the flood crisis.

The dyke along the MWA's Khlong Prapa canal had broken, allowing overflow from Khlong Rangsit to flow into Khlong Prapa, which supplies drinking water for the Bangkok city.

"Still, Bangkok residents should store tap water for use as the flooding this year is worse than expected," he said.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration late Sunday issued a warning for people in six districts to prepare for flooding as the huge amount of water from the North continues to bear down on the capital.

The six districts are Don Mueang, Lasksi, Bang Khen, Chatuchak, Bang Sue and Sai Mai.

Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra warned residents to remove their belongings and cars to higher ground.

The Nonthaburi high amount of water is to arrive in Bangkok in the next several days. Residents in western Bangkok and adjacent districts of Nakhon Pathom face a challenging week, with massive run-off heading their way from Nonthaburi.

The flooding and disaster situation map as of 24 October 2011 is right below;
Bangkok water disaster map

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