Army Club prepared to receive flood evacuees from Don Muang Airport
The Ministry of Defense has ordered military officials to be on guard for flooding in all risky areas of Bangkok while confirming the readiness of the Army Club to accommodate evacuees relocated from Don Mueang Airport.
Speaking of the flood prevention measure and the assistance for flood victims in Bangkok, Defense Minister General Yuthasak Sasiprapa said he had commanded the military to dispatch personnel to all flood-prone zones within the capital in order to keep a close watch on the situation around the clock. Army inspectors have also been assigned to look into a report that some parts of flood barriers in eastern Bangkok had been torn down by local residents.
In the meantime, the duty to protect and reinforce the embankment along Thawi Watthana Canal has been given to the Royal Thai Navy. The canal is said to be one of the major gateways to Bangkok for the northern runoff.
As floodwater has already engulfed Don Mueang Airport, where an evacuation center is located, Gen Yuthasak affirmed that the Army Club on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road had been readied for the evacuees should they need to be relocated.
BANGKOK, 27 October 2011 (NNT) – Reporter : Surapan Laotharanarit
News Date : 27 October 2011