Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Kasetsart University (KU) ready for evacuation in anticipation of floods

KU ready for evacuation in anticipation of floods

Kasetsart University (KU) is preparing for evacuation as floods are expected to cover the whole campus in a short time. Meanwhile, the Flood Relief Operations Center (FROC) is hurriedly relocating donation items to other locations.

Today, at 12.45 hrs., certain parts inside KU have been inundated after water started to leak inside this morning. Among the flooded spots is the water pump station where the water has reached the highest point at 30 cm high. As for approximately 650 flood victims taking shelter at the student dormitories, the university has issued a policy to evacuate all of them out of the campus as floods are expected to submerge the whole area within 1-2 days. Now vehicles are being sought out for evacuating flood vicims.

However, KU's evacuation plan was generally started 1-2 days ago when all of the instruments, materials and books were moved to high grounds.

As for the managment of the old FROC located in Don Mueang Airport, FROC Spokesperson Pol. Gen. Pongsapat Pongcharoen revealed that today was the last day cars would be allowed to enter the airport to transport the rest of the donation items. Asked about the suspicious hoarding of the donation items, he claimed that it was under the responsibility of the person in charge who must be investigated later on. However, he could not point out the authorized persons.

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

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