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Sunday, October 23, 2011
Thai Government barriers to off-limits Bangkok Post:
Public involvement in relief activities prohibited
The government has declared water gates and barrages special control areas, since it not only with the disaster, but also by interference with affected residents protesting fighting.
Sales rush People wade through high water to SiMumMuang to buy food market in Rangsit. Many residents are stockpiling, as food shortages reported in some areas. PATTANAPONG HIRUNARD
The governors of Pathum Thani and Ayutthaya announced yesterday, locks, barrages and water pump stations were declared off-limits to the public.
The announcement, issued in accordance with § 31 of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Act prohibits any person from the disturbance of emergency management authorities works and gives powers to local administration officials to remove or destroy structures to impede disaster relief.
Prime Minister Shinawatra Yingluck ordered the closure of the Phra Racha lock-in Khlong Raphipat in Bang Pa-In district of Ayutthaya province, adjacent to one yesterday in Khlong Luang district of Pathum Thani Khlong.
Atwo meter long crocodile in flooded residential area in Cholada Nonthaburi'sBang Bua Thong district conquered. PATIPAT JANTHONG
The order came after weeks of opposition from locals. The failure to close the flood gate sent by Wang Noi District of Ayutthaya by 1 to Khlong Rangsit in Pathum Thani and continue to Klong Prem Prachakorn that flows down to Bangkok.
Run-off and flooding of Pathum Thani overflow from Klong Prem Prachakorn already northern Bangkok.
Ms Yingluck ordered police to guard the Phra-in lock and had Chatchawal Panyawatheenant, Deputy Director General of Irrigation Department, hold the key of the door.
Irrigation officials could not close the gate because of the strong flood currents.
The announcements by the governors and the Prime Minister was followed by clashes between the locals and authorities about flood relief measures.
On Saturday evening, a group of villagers in tambon Khukot Lam Luk Ka in Pathum Thani district for the construction of a dike to prevent flooding by officials disrupt flows in Klong Prem Prachakorn.
The villagers feared the dam would prevent that water drained from her district. Shots were heard at the scene, but there were no injuries. The officials were forced to retreat.
The Prime Minister yesterday expressed their concern about Don Muang and Bangkok Laksi districts in the north who are suffering from the northern flood runoff and increasing water levels in Klong Prem Prachakorn and Khlong Prapa could.
ADOGEN by its owner, at the evacuation center is nowlives atThammasatUniversity abandoned Rangsit Campus. THITIWANNAMONTHA
She said that flood through Bangkok's canals would be discharged into the sea, told city residents, it was inevitable they would be affected to some degree.
Overflows flood large areas near waterways in the north and some central parts of Bangkok yesterday.
Floods were at Don Muang and Laksi extended districts, not the water because officials at the Phra Racha block lock-in and repair a broken dike along Khlong 2 in Pathum Thani.
Residents destroyed another part of the dike at Khlong 2 bridge over Phahon Yothin Road to flood Lam Luk Ka and flow through Khlong Prem Prachakorn.
High water covered parts of the complex Phahon Yothin road in front of the National Memorial, the entrance to the Don Mueang Airport and the Royal Thai Air Force Headquarters as well as song Prapha Road and Chaeng Watthana Road between Khlong Prapa and the government.
Communities along Khlong Sai Mai in two, 10-40cm under water.
Phahon Yothin Soi 54 / 1, which runs parallel to Khlong 2, was also flooded with light.
However, the dike along Khlong Hok Wa from Rittiyawannalai 2 School remained in the southern gate of Khlong 2 higher than the level of the channel, despite its value rise by about 30cm yesterday.
Officials and volunteers continue working to increase the levee and watch them around the clock.
In inner Bangkok, a dike to 3.5 meters in Khiew Khai Ka-community of the Chao Phraya River was raised on Sam Sen Road, Dusit District, to protect the road from overflows.
Some residents left their homes when the power was cut as a safety measure.
Was around 70-80cm Rajinibon school under water as the tide pushed through the foundation's concrete fence.
Officials accelerated the draining of water from Khlong Prapa to the volume of water flowing into the canal to reduce, easing flooding along Khlong Prapa LIAP and Prachachuen streets yesterday.
Pramote Maiklad, former Director General of Royal Irrigation Department, advising the flood discharge was said at a press conference in the Government Flood Relief Operations Command at Don Mueang airport yesterday that all parties agreed in the state sector that floods in the northern outskirts of Bangkok had to be drained through channels in the eastern districts of the capital and Samut Prakan province into the sea.
Mr. Pramote said he had also discussed this with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and confirmed that the town hall was the flood-management plan in accordance with the government.
Aboy hugs a piece of styrofoam and enjoy a swim in the community in Nonthaburi is WatLum Khongkharam Kruai Bang district.PATIPATJANTHONG
Awomanpaddles a cement mixing tub past WatLum KhongkharamSchool Kruai Bang district in Nonthaburi. PATIPAT JANTHONG
Soldiers help people in the communities near the Phra Racha lock-in in Ayutthayawade by strong flood currents. wastoo save the water for powerful officials, the gate near the north-Bangkok from flooding yesterday. PATTANAPONGHIRUNARD
A monk at Wat Lum inspected floods Khongkharam temple in Bang Kruai District Nonthaburi. The temple was flooded when a dike collapsed by the Chao Phraya River. PATIPAT JANTHONG
The construction site for parking at the Purple Line electric train from Bangkok to Boromratchonnanee Link Road is submerged.SURAPOLPROMSAKANA SAKOLNAKORN
The authorities build a dike to block flood flows in KhlongPrem Prachakorn before ofWat RangsitinPathumThani is Muangdistrict, despite opposition from residents in the vicinity. Thiti WANNAMONTHA