Heavy flooding in Bangpu industrial estate and other parts of Samut Prakan
Bangpu industrial estate, in Thailand’s Samut Prakan province, is under a meter of water this morning (Sunday), following several hours of heavy overnight rain.
All roads in the industrial estate remain impassable, except by trucks. Many cars in the estate are half-submerged.
Workers tried to remove the floodwaters from the estate by activating four huge water pumps early this morning, but they said today that, due to the sheer volume of water, it will be 6-7 hours before the estate will be cleared, assuming that there is no more rain today.
The military sent some trucks today to pick up many workers who have been marooned in their factories since late last night, while police have erected a barricade at the entrance of the estate, to prevent cars from entering.
According to the provincial public disaster prevention and mitigation office, several roads and housing estates in Samut Prakan are also flooded, although still accessible to small cars with difficulty.