BANGKOK, 21 September 2012 – The National Water and Flood Management Committee has warned that rain will continue pouring down in various parts of the country, at least until this Saturday.
National Disaster Warning Centre director Somsak Khaosuwan, who is also a member of the National Water and Flood Management Committee, said on Thursday that the flood situation across the country has been improving, even though downpour will likely continue until September 22nd.
After this Saturday, Mr. Somsak said that rain will become more scattered and less severe in the eastern part of the country.
However, he warned residents in Prachinburi, Sukhothai, Phitsanulok and Phichit provinces to stay alert and keep monitoring the water level during the next few days.
Moreover, Mr. Somsak stated that as a tropical storm is forecast over the South China Sea during September 25th and 26th, its direct impact is less likely on Thailand except for the lower part of the Northeast, especially Ubon Ratchathani, and certain areas of the North and the western coast of the South.
The National Disaster Warning Centre director went on to say that the water release from Chainat Dam has been decreased to 1,600 cubic meters per second, and the water level in the Chao Phraya River Basin is less worrisome, at least until the sea tide rises again on September 26th.