1.5m sandbags to fortify Chao Phraya banks

1.5m sandbags to fortify Chao Phraya banks

As rain is expected to last all week, some provinces are getting ready for flooding.

1.5m sandbags to fortify Chao Phraya banks
On May 10, a person is seen strolling on boulders that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration had piled up to stop flooding along the Chao Phraya River’s bank close to the Saphan Pla business on Charoen Krung Road in the Sathon neighborhood. Wichan Charoenpakul( picture )

In order to prevent flooding after the Chao Phraya Dam releases more water as a result of increased rain, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration did erect 1.5 million bags along the river’s businesses.

According to Surat Charoenchaisakul, chairman of capital drainage and sewage, officials are keeping an eye on water levels along the Chao Phraya’s distributaries, such as the Bangkok Noi, Maha Sawat, and Phra Khanong rivers.

By mid-October, the boulders may be stacked along the river, he continued.

Storm cautions and support are available to riverside residents through the BMA’s platforms: dds. Bangkok. move. th, web. the Traffy Fondue mobile app, the BMA Twitter ( X ) account, and prbangkok.com.

Up until Friday, Thailand’s northeast, central, and southern regions are expected to experience heavy rains, which will cause the Chao Phraya Dam in Chai Nat to produce between 1,350 and 1,750 cubic meters of water per second( m3 / s ).

The Chao Phraya in Nonthaburi province may have its water level raised by an additional one to 1.5 meters as a result of the dam’s 1, 000 to 1, 400 m3 / s water release.

Bags should be stacked along riverbanks, according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, and residents should keep an eye out for disaster updates.

More details can be found at the department’s hotline, 1784, or @ 3384DDPM, the official LINE account for the center.

The Yom River lacks a bridge to restrict the amount flowing inland, according to Deputy Prime Minister Somsak Thepsutin, who visited flood-affected Sukhothai on Monday.

Sukhothai was experience twice the harm it has in recent times due to rising water levels from northern regions like Kamphaeng Phet, Phayao, and Phrae, according to Mr. Somsak.

In Sukhothai, severe flooding has affected 4, 000 homes and more than 100 000 ray of agricultural lands, he continued.

The disaster scenario was the first subject discussed at the cupboard meeting yesterday, according to Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin.

He claimed that each flood-affected constituency’s MPs had been briefed to explore the affected areas and evaluate potential compensation for flood victims, particularly producers.

” On Friday, I’ll travel to Ubon Ratchathani to get ready for the impending extreme storms in the region. According to Mr. Srettha, the state experienced significant and protracted floods last year that heavily damaged agricultural fields.