Runoff from upstream districts now threatens to inundate the inner city area, a provincial authority source said on Thursday.
A deluge from Nong Bua Sala has reached downstream as far as Tambon Hua Thalae, resulting in a 30cm-deep inundation of almost 100 homes in various housing estates as well as area roads.
And in a second blow to the region, runoff from the upstream districts of Sikhiu, Sung Noen, and Kham Thale Sor have reached the Muang district's Khon Chum sluice gate. As the torrents threatened to spill through the gate, the Nakhon Ratchasima Irrigation Office slightly opened all three panes of the gate 47cm to help keep control of the drainage.
Nakhon Ratchasima City workers have installed pumps among low-lying flood-prone areas to speed flood drainage. If there is no further rainfall, the authorities expect the flood in Muang district to recede in two to three days.
Published : October 05, 2017
By : The Nation