Flood Reaches Bangkok's Popular Island

Flood in Chachoengsao Province

(12 October) Provincial authority in Nonthaburi has declared state of emergency in Koh Kret, the popular tourist destination on the outskirt of Bangkok, as the flood hits the river island.

According to Mr. Wisit Phuangpetch, the district chief of Pak Kret, at least 10,000 families have been affected by the flood in the province, particularly Koh Kret, which lies in the middle of Chao Praya River.

The entire island is said to be flooded after the water level in Chao Praya has been rising in recent days.

Official report also inferred that at least 27 sub-districts are at risk of the flood, particularly riverside areas.

For instance, it has been reported that in Tha-it sub-district on Koh Kret Island, 700 families are currently facing 40 cm high flooding in their homes.

The authorities are also working to prevent floods in Bang-Buathong district, one of the main financial districts of the province. The area′s economic functions had completely ceased to operate during the Great Flood of

Meanwhile, in Bangkok, Department of Drainage and Sewerage is closely monitoring Naree tropical storm. The department director, Mr. Adisak Khantee, said that there is possible risk from rising water level in Chaopraya River from tidal bore during 15 – 17 October.

The provincial authority has discharged some water into San Saeb and Pravetbureerom canals.  

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