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August 29, 2014, 11:17:54 AM
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Bangkok - Massive Storm Warning !!!
« on: August 29, 2014, 11:17:54 AM »
 Fri 29 Aug 2014, 10:53 am

Storm warning for capital

BANGKOK: -- RESIDENTS in Greater Bangkok were warned yesterday to watch out for rainstorms throughout 80 per cent of the capital and its suburbs until tomorrow.

A powerful monsoon was passing over the lower North, Central and East regions, bringing heavy downfalls to 80 per cent of the country.

Sanya Chenimit, deputy city clerk, said that although precipitation on Wednesday reached 59 millimetres, many areas suffered from inundation on Wednesday because although the precipitation was not huge, the first 100mm in those areas it could not be drained away fast enough.

Chaeng Wattana Road with high floods and traffic jams was a low-lying area, so the city brought in pumps to clear the area.

Precipitation in Bangkok so far this year has been only 550mm - far from 1,000mm last year - while the northern run-off was not so huge, he said, affirming that the city was monitoring the weather closely. Pol Maj-General Jirasan Kaewsaengake, commander of the Traffic Police, urged motorists to plan their trips well in advance and drive carefully.

People can get traffic updates from the 1197 hotline or report accidents to it around the clock.

In case of constant rain, motorists should avoid low-lying and flood-prone flashpoints in the metropolitan area, especially Chaeng Wattana Road, the Sukhumvit-Theparak intersection, the Bearing-Samrong section of Sukhumvit Road, and Phuchao Saming Prai Road.

Source: http://www.nationmul...l-30242023.html

-- The Nation 2014-08-29


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