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Downgraded Gaemi brings rains but no flooding

Bangkok//Photo : Thanis Sudto

Bangkok//Photo : Thanis Sudto

Gaemi, downgraded from tropical depression to low pressure cell, has affected Sa Kaew province, bringing heavy and light downpours to the province from 10pm Sunday night and continuing into today.



Many districts in Sa Kaew, particularly Aranyaprathet, were hit by Gaemi, said district officials. However the problem was still not serious, as the water level in Khlong Phrom Hod, the district's main canal, was three metres below the embankment.

However, the authorities will continue to closely monitor the situation, particularly in Watthana Nakhon and Khao Chakan districts because continuous rainfall for more than three hours would cause water from the two districts to flow into Aranyaprathet.

In Prachin Buri, all seven districts experienced heavy rainfall overnight and the authorities are closely monitoring the situation at Si Maha Phot district, which suffered serious flooding earlier.

Meanwhile, Bangkok has had scattered rain since last night, with 20-30 millimetres of rainfall per hour.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)'s Department of Drainage and Sewerage reaffirmed that the water drainage system in Bangkok was functioning as usual, while water in the city's canals was discharged earlier to allow more space to contain the rain.

The department said as of now there is no flooding of Bangkok roads and that it will rain in the capital for another one or two days.


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