Water floods into Chachoengsao
- Published: 3/10/2013 at 11:50 AM
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CHACHOENGSAO – People along the Bang Pakong River in this lower central province are now feeling the affects of rising water levels flowing from flooded neighbouring Prachin Buri.
The Bang Pakong River was overflowing on Thursday and flood dampens riverside villagers. (Photo by Sonthanaporn Inchan)
The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department said in its latest update on Thursday that Chachoengsao is one of 24 provinces that are flooded.
Reflief officials said Chachoensao is taking water from Prachin Buri - mainly Kabin and Si Maha Phot districts - where the situation is improving.
Water from the Prachin Buri River and the runoff from Khao Yai National Park, which hit Kabin Buri and later Si Maha Phot, now is flowing downstream to Ban Sang, Prachatakham and Muang districts of Prachin Buri. It also is causing the rising water levels in some districts of Chachoengsao bordering Prachin Buri, including Bang Khla.
Water in Prachin Buri is being drained to the Prachin Buri and Bang Pakong rivers.
Adul Nakbunbutr, who lives in village 4 on the Bang Pakong riverside in Bang Khla, said the water was increasing rapidly and was up to 50cm deep places on Thursday morning, forcing people to move their belongings to the second floor of their houses .
The Meteorological Department warned of more rain in central provinces including Chachoengsao, Prachin Buri and Bangkok until Saturday.
Kanisorn Chopanya, an official of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation office in Prachin Buri, said flooding in Prachantakham and Muang districts remained serious.
Almost two million people in 24 provinces were affected by the floods, which had claimed 27 lives, according to the department.
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- Writer: Sonthanaporn Inchan