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Preparing for the floods and Thailand’s wet season

Tanutam Thawan

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The current deputy PM and Defense Minister, Prawit Wongsuwan, has instructed administrative, military and police officers to better prepare for flooding in all regions of the country this wet season. The call went out following severe flooding around the capital last Friday afternoon.

Authorities have been instructed to prepare for the prevention and containment of torrential waters, landslides and flooding in major provinces and to help victims promptly and reduce risks of damage to property and danger to lives. Local public health units are to prevent flood-related epidemics, dengue fever and .

Meanwhile, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is coordinating with all communities to conduct surveys on risk areas and set preventive measures for short circuits and road traffic management around construction sites.

Last Friday night Bangkok’s afternoon peak was interrupted by torrential rains causing severe flooding and property damage, including inundated cars. Read the full report HERE.

“The authorities are ensuring that drainage systems, water pumps, water tunnels and canals will be operable to cope with floodwater. The police and military will alleviate traffic congestion caused by flooding, road accidents or vehicles with engine trouble,” according to the BMA.

SOURCE: National News Bureau of Thailand

 

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