Bang Phlat almost totally submerged
Floods have submerged almost all parts of Bang Phlat district, forcing police officers to close nearly all the traffic lanes heading to the area while residents are constantly evacuating out.
At present, water level in the Chao Phraya River is rising continuously after several sections of the embankment along the river have broken. however, some sections have already been repaired up to more than one metre high.
Houses along Charan Sanitwong Road, mostly shops and accommodations, are now uninhabitable as dwellers are fleeing to live in other places. Tesco Lotus Bang Phlat branch, acting as the flood relief operations center in the area, is the only place selling goods to a lot of people stocking up necessities.
Meanwhile, the 2nd Infantry Battalion 1st Infantry Regiment Royal Guards has taken charge in providing boats and transports for public convenience.
ฺBANGKOK, 29 October 2011 (NNT) - Reporter : Boonyanut Chompan
News Date : 29 October 2011