Bangkok governor announces more evacuation areas in four districts


BANGKOK, Nov 6 – Bangkok governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra on Sunday declared more evacuation zones in four districts as floodwaters keep rising, while expressing concern over western Bangkok, as some sluice gates were out of order.

The governor said the additional evacuation zones are Pakklong Phasicharoen, Bang Wa and Koohasawan sub-districts in Phasi Charoen district; the whole of Nong Kaem district; Saensaeb sub-district of Minburi district; and Klong Sib, Koofangnua and Kokfad sub-districts of Nong Jok district.

Mr Sukhumbhand also announced special monitoring areas for Taladplu sub-district in Thonburi district, Lat Phrao sub-district in Lat Phrao district and Minburi sub-district of Minburi district.

The governor stated the Flood Relief Operations Centre (FROC) has provided more water pumping machines to help drain water in eastern Bangkok as the situation is still worrying due to rising water level.

Mr Sukhumbhand also voiced concern over the western part of the capital after sluice gates in the North and West were found out of order in 14 spots.

If repairs cannot be done, the governor noted, more floodwater will pour into the Thonburi area which is already severely affected by flood and may affect Rama 2 Road, which is the last available highway to the southern part of Thailand after Phetchkasem Road and Boromarajajonani have been flooded.