The Bangkok Metropolitan Authorities (BMA) on Thursday, October 11th, warned residents living near the Chao Phraya River embankment to move their belongings to a higher place to minimize damages that may be caused by the rise of water levels on the river.
BMA Spokesperson Ekwaranyu Amrapan announced this afternoon that the rise of water levels in the Chao Phraya River in the Bangkok area is expected as the amount of water flowing in Ayutthaya’s Bang Sai district was increasing to an average of 3,090 cubic meters per second as well as the seawater level which is predicted to be rising at around 7:23 PM. today.
Therefore, the authorities urged communities near the banks of the Chao Phraya River to prepare for the possible overflow by moving belongings to a higher place, securing power plugs and cords, and monitoring the water situation closely from the BMA announcement.
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