Five days of heavy rain predicted

Five days of heavy rain predicted

The Meteorological Department is predicting heavy rain countrywide from Saturday till Wednesday.

Deputy Secretary-General to the Prime Minister Anucha Burapachaisri said Thailand will experience large rain for five days, especially in the Northern, Northeast, Central, Eastern, South, and Bangkok, according to the Meteorological Department.

“The public is warned of possible adobe flash floods and overflows which may affect their safety and wellness. Fishermen are also recommended to take precautions because gusty winds are very likely over the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of mexico of Thailand, inch said Mr Anucha in his capacity as government spokesman.

Flood-prone places that need to take extra precautions include locations close to rivers and tributaries, especially the particular Kwai Noi, Pennsylvania Sak, Chao Phraya, Chi, Mun, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Bang Pakong, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat rivers, he stated.

The federal government has instructed concerned agencies to monitor flood-prone areas and obvious possible obstructions. Hydraulic structures and drainage systems, as well as water banks, must be examined to ensure they stay intact.

“Lowlands for flood retention should be handled and prepared, whilst personnel and apparatus, including backup communication systems, must be mobilised for prompt deployment. Raising public understanding and public relations can also be an important measure to prevent grave damage, ” Mr Anucha said.

The federal government has assigned any office of National Drinking water Resources (ONWR) to develop and implement an extensive water management program, including 13 specific measures, he added.

The ONWR has modified water management requirements, prepared machinery with regard to 5, 382 drinking water management centres, and repaired and enhanced 649 water banks spanning 6, 440 kilometres.