11 July 2024

City officials used expandable, water-filled flood barriers, instead of sand bags, in an attempt to prevent overflows from the Chao Phraya River from flooding Rama III Road in Yan Nawa District yesterday (Thursday).

Apart from overflows during high tides, water has been leaking out of a sink hole and through many fissures at a condominium construction site on Rama III Road, said officials.

Deputy Bangkok Governor Wisanu Subsompon and officials of the Department of Drainage and Sewerage of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration inspected the scene yesterday and ordered more sand bags to prevent water from flowing from these fissures and the sink hole.

Later yesterday, water-filled flood barriers were sent to the area to block the overflows. Water pumps were also installed to drain water into the river through the drainage system.

City officials are confident that the current flood prevention system is enough to prevent flooding from the river overflows and high tides expected at the end of the month.