Officials are scrambling to reinforce flood defences that are already two-metres-high as water levels continue to rise in the Chao Phraya River which runs through the heart of Angthong’s Mueang district.
The deputy mayor of Mueang Angthong Municipality Thanongsak Sirwichian said that water levels in front of the provincial hall had reached 8.33 meters high, approaching the banks height of 9.32 meters.
He said that water has begun to penetrate flood defences and that water passing through the measuring station in front of the hall is recording speeds of 2,071 cubic meters per second.
Teams are currently reinforcing defences with sand bags and pumping out water that has breached defences in an effort to prevent flooding in the business area and government centres located in the heart of the province.
Officials said that flooding from the Chao Phraya River had already inundated 1,297 homes across five districts outside of the flood defences.
Source : The Nation
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