Due to rising water levels in the Chao Phraya River officials in Nonthaburi, Bangkok have begun making preparations
to prevent flooding in the area by placing sandbags and installing and running water pumps around the clock.
It was reported that water levels at the Nonthaburi province’s public pier were almost at the same level as the dock, were officials estimate the water has risen by 11 inches in a matter of days where at high tide water is breaching the shoreline.
Authorities have made sandbag barriers at the pier as a temporary measure with water pumps currently being run in an effort to prevent flooding in the nearby areas.
Officials in Bangkok have made repeated statements to the public assuring them that precautions are being put in place to prevent the river from causing flooding.
They said workers are patrolling the area checking on flood defences and officials are working with the Royal Irrigation Department to monitor water levels coming in from the north of the country.
Canals in the area are also being dredged to aid in drainage and officials say teams remain on standby to aid citizens if they are in need.
Source: Channel 8
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