Flood warning issued for 10 provinces and Bangkok as heavy monsoon rains threaten Chao Phraya River

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) issued a flood warning for 10 provinces and Bangkok, highlighting the danger to low-lying areas exterior the Chao Phraya River’s embankments from tomorrow.
This warning follows the report from the Irrigation Department about the influence of the monsoon trough inflicting heavy rains in the northern area, resulting in an increase in the river’s water quantity and the circulate into water reservoirs.
Furthermore, heavy to very heavy rainfall is anticipated in the northeastern, central, and southern areas from October 3 to 6.
Projected water quantity on the C.2 station in Nakhon Sawan city is estimated to be about 1,300 to 1,600 cubic metres per second.
Fast from the Sakae Krang River and its tributaries is about 50 to one hundred fifty cubic metres per second. This brings the whole water quantity above the Chao Phraya Dam to between 1,350 and 1,750 cubic metres per second. Therefore, it’s essential to empty water by way of the tail of the Chao Phraya Dam at a rate of 1,000 to 1,four hundred cubic metres per second.
Water level rise

This will trigger a rise in the water degree of roughly 1 to 1.50 metres in low-lying areas outside the embankments, affecting communities from October 2 onwards in the neighborhood of Phong Pheng Canal, Ang Thong province, Bang Bal Canal, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province, and Huai Wiang, Sena, Lad Chit, Tha Din Daeng, Phak Hai, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province (Noi River).
Consequently, the DDPM has coordinated with 10 provinces, namely Uthai Thani, Chainat, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Suphan Buri, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Lop Buri, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan, and Bangkok, to intently monitor the water state of affairs, particularly in low-lying areas exterior the embankments.
They are also alerting relevant companies, and private sectors working within the river, corresponding to dam construction work, and raft restaurants, and informing the general public living alongside both sides of the Chao Phraya River.
Low-lying threat areas along the river are suggested to be vigilant about rising water levels and prepare for potential flooding, together with the readiness to move possessions to higher ground, reported KhaoSod.
Moreover, it’s coordinating with local authorities organisations and relevant companies in the space to examine the embankments and flood obstacles for power, to prevent water from overflowing the embankments. It can be making ready catastrophe prevention materials, equipment and equipment to be ready to assist the common public around the clock.
The public is urged to closely follow authorities news, strictly adhere to directions, and prepare for potential disasters. In case of catastrophe, stories and requests for help may be made by way of the DDPM’s Line @1784DDPM and the emergency hotline 1784, available 24 hours a day.
Additionally, the basic public can comply with catastrophe warning bulletins on the THAI DISASTER ALERT software anytime, wherever.
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