Tuesday, November 01, 2011

The Flood Relief Operations Center (FROC) to fix embankments after high tide period

FROC to fix embankments after high tide period

The Flood Relief Operations Center (FROC) is preparing for embankment repair, which is due to finish by 15 November, after high sea tide period has passed.

Mr Tongthong Chandransu, FROC Spokesperson, said that after high tide period, officials will quickly start fixing leaks along the embanlments on 2 November and finish it by15 November.

By setting up additional water pumps, overflow in Rangsit field will be released more speedily through the slucie gate at Klong Sam Wa, San Saep Canal and into Bang Pakong River respectively. The release of water in this zone might cause controlable flooding in Bangkok's inner city covering Bueng Kum, Khan Na Yao and Suan Luang districts.

He also thanked residents living along Khlong Prapa, Lak Hok sub-district, Pathum Thani province for their cooperation with officials to fix the enbankments in order to block water from flowing into Khlong Prapa which might affect tap-water production in the end.

In the relief shelter in Don Mueang Airport, there are about 250 flood evacuees waiting to be taken to other centers while some of them are willing to stay on.

BANGKOK, 30 October 2011 (NNT) -Reporter : Boonyanut Chompan
News Date : 30 October 2011

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