BMA prepares for August flooding

July 9th, 2008 - 11:08 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Bangkok Governor Apirak Kosayothin commented on Chairman of the National Center for Disaster Warning’s urging for preparations against August storms that may bring flooding to the capital, saying that preparations are being made by Bangkok’s administration for the occurrence. Analysts of the disaster center have revealed that statistical data shows heavy storms occurring in in Thailand from August to October, peaking in intensity every 11 years, which coincides with this year. The administration has prepared three measures namely, a monitoring system, a warning system and a response system. If the flooding situation becomes dire, the capital is also ready to call on the support of the military.

Deputy Governor of Bangkok Bannasopit Mekwichai (บรรณโศภิษฐ์ เมฆวิชัย) stated that she is more concerned about the month of September as statistics have shown the likely hood of a heavy storm hitting the city on that month.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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