Flooding possible during high tides: BMA
Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has issued a warning to city residents and especially those living outside the city's flood barrier zone, that the Chao Phraya River will rise to two metres above mean sea level due to seasonal seawater inflows from October 15-17.
Deputy city clerk Sanya Cheenimit on Thursday inspected the Santichon Songkhro Community in the Bangkok Noi area and the 3.5-metre-high flood barrier along Chao Phraya River. He also commented about Tuesday's flooding, which affected 400 homes in the community when water seeped through the 500-meter-long unfinished section of the flood barrier near Khlong Nam Tan sluice gate. He said that the contractor had abandoned the construction and that the city would find the new contractor to complete the job by the end of this year. As a short-term solution, the city was installing water pumps in the community and collecting garbage to ensure faster flood drainage, he added.