Heavy rain in Prachin Buri floods Si Maha Phot market


PRACHIN BURI, Sept 21 – Heavy rain at Prachin Buri in the early hours of Friday flooded Si Maha Phot market, and local authorities are closely monitoring the rising water level of the Prachin Buri River, already above critical level.

Continuous heavy rain and floodwater flowing from Kabin Buri district has added more water to flood Tha Prachoom, the Si Maha Phot municipality’s market, where the water level was more than 40 centimetres.

Traders in the market rushed to pack their goods for fear that they could be damaged in the flood.

Si Maha Phot municipality officials are closely monitoring the water situation, particularly the earth embankment along the Prachin Buri River at Wat Mai Krong Thong, for fear that if the dyke failed, the market would be totally flooded.

More than 20 pumps ran all night to drain water from the municipality, where some 100 homes were affected.