Residents of San Khu and Ban Tha Sao in Ratchaburi municipality rushed to move necessities and valuables to higher ground after the Mae Klong River overflowed, flooding their communities.
The rising level of the Mae Klong River was due to release of water from Tha Muang Dam in Kanchanaburi made to reduce the volume of water behind the dam.
Deputy Ratchaburi Governor Pititham Thitimontri expressed concern that historical sites in the province, particularly Wat Mahathat, located by the Mae Klong, and Ratchaburi’s market community, could come under water.
The monastery was a royal temple and is an important historical site in the province.
In Prachin Buri, Governor Chittra Promchutima visited the site in Bang Yang subdistrict in Ban Sang district where water-pushing machines were installed to help move water to the sea. Two machines have already been installed, and another six machines will be installed later.
It is expected that already-flooded Ban Sang district will return to normal in two weeks.