Flood reaches Pathum Thani
Overflow from the Chao Phraya River on Sunday flooded communities on both banks in Muang and Sam Khok districts of Pathum Thani, just north of Bangkok.
- Published: 22/09/2013 at 03:42 PM
- Newspaper section: news
Some residents in the flood-hit areas began to use boats to get around after flooded roads in their neighbourhoods became inaccessible by car or motorcycle.
Floodwater in communities on the east and west sides of the swollen river in Muang and Sam Khok were 20-40 centimetres deep as of Sunday noon.
Members of riverside communities said the floodwater had risen quickly in recent days and they were forced to move their belongings to safer places as well as park their cars elsewhere.
Boonchird Kongton, 47, who lives in tambon Ban Ngew of Sam Khok district, said he and his neighbours had caulked boats to ensure they would be ready to use after they noticed the water level in the Chao Phraya increasing swiftly in the past two days.
A Pathum Thani resident repairs his boat to get around the flooded roads in Sam Khok district on Sunday. (Photo by Pongpat Wongyala)
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