Ayutthaya riverside residents told to brace for flooding

People living along the Chao Phraya River in Ayutthaya province have been warned to brace for possible flooding because rain is still continuing as influenced by tropical storm Pakhar which has weakened and become a depression.

In a warning issued by Sujin Chaichumsak, the Ayutthaya governor, and the Ayutthaya Municipality, residents living along the Chao Phraya River and Wat Chaiwatthanaram, an ancient riverside temple, to reinforce their flood prevention systems.

People are also advised to beware of poisonous animals and objects brought by the flowing water and to keep their belongings on high places.

Government agencies have been instructed to be prepared to provide assistance to people in need around the clock.

In Bung Kan province in the Northeast, in preparing to cope with more water expected to be brought by depression Pakhar, municipal workers are dredging drainages in the municipality area, particularly along the low-lying Prasatchai road in Muang district town, to drain water into the Mekong River and Kudthing reservoir to prevent business zones from being flooded.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)