PHETCHABURI, Nov 11 (TNA) – Floodwater in Phetchaburi province was stable with its level reaching 1.5 meters in some areas of Ban Lat district.
The flooding resulted from the overflowing Phetchaburi River. Local people had to wade through deep floodwater as local roads became impassable including those in Ban Lat municipality.
The commander of the 15th Military Circle had soldiers and volunteers distribute sandbags to affected people. They also evacuated bed-ridden people, elderly citizens and young children and moved victim’s possessions from flooded areas to safe grounds.
Prapit Chanma, director-general of the Royal Irrigation Department, said the peak flow of the Phetchaburi River already passed Muang district of Phetchaburi. Today high tide continued until 11am and caused the level of the river to be stable. Without more rain, floodwater would recede in two days, he said.
The director of the Phet dam said that its discharge rate was reduced from 350 cubic meters per second yesterday to 245 cubic meters per second today. The Phetchaburi river overflowed into Tha Yang, Ban Lat, Muang and Ban Laem districts. Floods would recede from Ban Laem district within a week. The drainage would be slow there due to high tide, the director said. (TNA)