FROC: More sluice gates need to be opened
The Public Relations Unit of the Flood Relief Operations Center (FROC) said that there is the necessity to open a lot more sluice gates such as Phraya Surane sluice gate in Khlong Sam Wa, resulting in a greater amount of water flowing into many districts of Bangkok. This will cause the flood water in communities situated along the canal to be 10-50 cm higher.
As for Prem Prachakon Canal, which already sees flood water behind its banks, it also has to bear the constant and rapid rise of water flows from Rangsit Canal. Therefore, the residents in the communities along the canal including Sai Mai, Khan Na Yao, Saphan Soong, Bueng Kum, Suan Luang, Bang Kapi, Don Mueang, Lak Si, Chatuchak and Bang Sue districts have to carefully watch out and be prepared for an announcement on relocation of belongings to higher grounds.
BANGKOK, 31 October 2011 (NNT) – Reporter : Boonyanut Chompan
News Date : 31 October 2011