FROC warns people in nine districts of Bangkok to prepare for evacuation

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BANGKOK, 25 October 2011 -The Flood Relief Operations Center (FROC) released its 9th statement last night alerting residents in nine districts of Bangkok to evacuation preparedness as the remaining large amount of flood water around the capital still poses a threat to their communities.

FROC Director Police General Pracha Promnog, also Justice Minister, said the latest announcement was made following the FROC’s continuous monitoring of the flood situation, which was seen to possibly inflict damage on lives and property. The nine districts mentioned in the statement include Lak Si, Don Muang, Sai Mai, Nong Chok, Minburi, Khan Na Yao, Lat Krabang, Bang Phlat and Thawee Wattana.

The statement advised residents in the communities to constantly monitor the water levels and prepare to evacuate whenever necessary. They are encouraged to contact the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) for more information on the prepared sites of evacuation centers.

Also, people living in Lak Hok sub district of Pathum Thani province and its surrounding areas should frequently monitor the water level in Rangsit Canal. As for those who wish to move from the areas, the army has made ready vehicles to facilitate their journey.