Bangkok Floods: Thailand Prepares for Possible Floods In Bangkok

By on Oct 11, 2011 in Asia, Natural Disasters, World Comments
Thailand Flood
Thailand Flood
Image Credit: Thailand Times

Flood prevention measures have been put up to protect Bangkok, Thailand‘s capital from possible floods, international news sites reported on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.

On Monday, October 10, 2011, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra reportedly ordered canal dredging and reinforcement of flood-prevention embankments to protect Bangkok from floods. It was also reported that three new flood-prevention walls were being constructed: one wall in Taling Chan in the western part of Bangkok, and two walls in Rangsit, northern Bangkok.

Reports also said that the government needs another 1.5 million sandbags. The prime minister called on the private sector to help them supply the sandbags, however, she also said that the government will purchase all the required sandbags by Wednesday.

According to reports, millions have already been affected by the flooding in Thailand caused by an above-average monsoonal rainy season. Thailand‘s Flood Relief Operations Command reported that as of Monday, 4 were missing and 269 people were dead in Thailand because of flooding.

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