Samut Prakan province rallies officials to prepare for flood

September 23rd, 2008 - 10:43 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Governor of Samutprakan province Anuwat Metheewibulwut (ยอนุวัฒน์ เมธีวิบูลวุฒิ) recently stated that his province has held a meeting of relevant agencies to prepare for flooding. The meeting was prompted by flooding in several northern provinces with waters expected to flow towards the sea with Samutprakan in the path. The province is concerned of inundation in many of its districts, especially those on along the Chao Phraya River and along the shoreline.

The province has ordered all related agencies to prepare their personnel and machinery to expedite drainage operations, repair river beds and clear obstacles from the moving flow so that flood waters may quickly make their way to the sea. Authorities are focusing in on the Samrong (สำโรง) canal as it is the main waterway leading through the province to the sea. Officials have ordered 24 surveillance of the situation for rapid response.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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