Residents have been cautioned by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to exercise caution as flood levels rise through next Saturday (September 10). According to the center, the Chao Phraya Dam’s water flow will rise from 1,800 to 2,000 cubic meters per second. According to BMA, personnel were being sent to high-risk areas to prepare flood barriers and supplies, including sandbags. The Marine Department would be in charge of enforcing this regulation, but the BMA warned that villages without embankments would be susceptible to being submerged by waves from boat traffic. The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) and related organizations have now began undertaking flood relief and prevention measures in Bangkok and the nearby provinces.


Authorities in Bangkok are worried about flooding in areas lacking embankments along the Chao Phraya River.


At the center the BMA has established to monitor flooding, the Thai Meteorological Department, the Royal Irrigation Department, the BMA, and the Navy’s Hydrographic Department will all collaborate.


BMA emphasized the forecast for significant rainfall from Saturday through Thursday in the North, Northeast, and East. The center projects a 0.4–0.5 meter rise in water levels upstream from the dam, which will impact areas without embankments, such as Bangkok, until September 10. The embankments of the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok Noi, Maha Sawat, and Phra Khanong canals will also be inspected by BMA personnel.

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