Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra told reporters while inspecting the flood situation in Lat Phrao district that the BMA’s most urgent mission was to reduce floodwater from Rama 2 Road, a major route to the southern Thailand, after some sections were inundated threatening.
He said more water should be diverted into canals to lower the water level on the road.
The governor said the BMA has announced additional special close watch in 22 communities in two more districts --Bueng Kum and Saphan Sung as water level was surging.
He said that although the water level in many canals was stable and some canals were falling, Bangkok was not yet out of its critical situation and special monitoring should continue because the water was spreading into wider areas.
The anti-flood barriers were not completed as broken dykes were found at many locations which caused the difficulty in pumping water out of the flood affected areas, he said.
Meanwhile, the water level in Bang Phlat district had returned almost to normal as Soi Charansanitwong 1-77 was accessible by small vehicles but Soi 78-90 was still clogged with up to 60cm deep water, and only big vehicles could pass.
Many residents have started cleaning their homes and shops after the water receded.
On Sirindhorn Road, from Krung Thon bridge to Tung Hua Seng Department Store was opened for traffic.
However, many areas were still under deep water.
Floodwater from Nakhon Pathom's Salaya area and from Khlong Mahasawat still overflowed into Thonburi, flooding western Bangkok while water from Khlong San Saeb was rising at Bangchan and Saphan Sung.