6 June 2024

People living along both sides of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani and Nonthaburi provinces, especially in low lying areas not protected by flood walls, have been advised to brace for possible river overflows from today until September 10th.

The Department of Public Disaster Prevention and Mitigation also warned agencies concerned in those provinces to prepare men and equipment, such as water pumps, and to put them on standby around-the-clock to cope with any overflows and to provide help to the affected people.

According to the National Water Command Centre, the level of the Chao Phraya River, downstream of the Chao Phraya Dam in Chai Nat province, is expected to rise between 0.40and 0.50 metres during the ten-day period, as 1,800-2,000m3/sof water are being discharged through the dam.

Areas most vulnerable to river overflows are Klong Pong Pang in Ang Thong province, Klong Bang Ban, Sena and Pak Hai districts of Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani and Nonthaburi, said the department.