11 July 2024

Water from the overflowing Ping River breached flood walls this afternoon (Monday), causing widespread inundation of the Muang district of Chiang Mai, including in the economic zone.

The water level in the Ping River, measured at the Nawarat Bridge, had risen to 4.65 metres at 3pm today, which is above the 3.70 metre critical level, due mainly to the arrival of runoffs from the Mae Tang river basin.

Provincial officials have warned that the flood situation may get worse, as more runoff is expected from Chiang Dao district and the Mae Tang river basin tomorrow.

Many car owners living in low-lying areas have started parking their cars on the roads, to protect them from becoming waterlogged if left at home.

Various agencies, including the military, have mobilised manpower and equipment to provide help as requested.