The government has ordered every available measure be taken to protect Bangkok's inner-city commercial and residential districts from flooding as torrents of northern run-off began to sweep through floodwalls in outer suburbs, inundating many communities.
Meeting of minds
Opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva, second from left, and Deputy Bangkok Governor Porntep Techapaibul, left, discuss flood prevention plans with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and Justice Minister Pracha Promnok, right, at the government’s Flood Relief Operations Centre at Don Mueang airport yesterday.
Residents of Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Prakan and Chachoengsao were warned yesterday to watch out for more flooding.
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