Sluice gates opened to drain heavy rainfall: BMA
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) Wednesday opened all sluice gates in the eastern area after several hours of heavy rain over the capital. The downpours, which started around 2am Wednesday, are likely to continue for the next few days.
BMA drainage office chief Adisak Khantee said that water level in canals were on rise hence his office decided to open all sluice gates in Eastern Bangkok to drain excess water out of Bangkok in readiness for the expected rainfall. Officials would continue to the monitor situation at main canals, especially as high inflows of seawater are forecast for Thursday, he added.