Prachin Buri flood still critical, waters rising


PRACHIN BURI, Sept 25 — The flood situation in Prachin Buri province on the Cambodian border east of Bangkok is still critical as floodwaters coursed through a factory in the 304 Industrial Park.

The Daicel Safety Systems (Thailand) Company, a manufacturer of airbag inflator systems for automobiles located in the 304 Industrial Park in Si Maha Phot district was flooded when  rising water overflowed to enter the factory.

Workers are moving production machinery to higher ground while installing water pumps to drain out the flood water.

Industrial park workers are rushing to build a makeshift dyke from ‘Big Bag’ sandbags to protect more than 500 factories in the estate from the flood.

Flood vicitms in the province face difficulty as they have run out of food and drinking water.

In Phichit, more than 1,000 households including commercial centre in Tap Khlo district was flooded for the third day, with the water level on average between 60-100 centimetres at the river bank at Yan Sue sub-district in the provincial seat to prevent possible waterflow from the river.

The water level in the Chao Phraya Rriver continues to rise after the Chao Phraya Dam discharged water.

The situation at Phong Peng subdistrict was worrisome as the water stood at two metre high and no sign of easing.