FLOODING IN BANGKOK: WHAT TO EXPECT

Water experts of the Flood Relief Operations Center (FROC) have presented three possible scenarios for flooding in Bangkok.

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United Nations Supports Flood Crisis Management in Thailand with Real-time Satellite Data

Responding to a request from the Government of Thailand, the United Nations, working with international partners, is enabling national disaster management authorities to have more frequent access to satellite imagery capturing flood wave dynamics for improved monitoring of and response to the country’s worst flooding in decades.

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Thai Airways Provides Additional Check-in Services at Airport Rail Link, Makkasan Station to Help Passenger's Travel

Thai Airways International provides additional check-in counters at the Airport Rail Link, Makkasan Station to facilitate passengers traveling to Suvarnabhumi Airport during flooding situation.

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Bangkok Flood Map: If Worst Case Scenario Happens

According to Dr Seri Supharatid, a water expert who tours affected flood areas every day, if the worst case scenario happens he advised people in low-lying areas of Bangkok districts which will see flood level at chest deep to evacuate.

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FLOODING SITUATION IN BANGKOK: WHAT CAN BE EXPECTED

Every crisis produces optimists and pessimists. Amid the countdown to Bangkok's make-or-break-day in the unfolding national disaster, both schools have clashed with predictions on the likely fate of the capital and its seven million people.

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Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport Open and Operating Normally, Don Mueang Airport Closed

Bangkok is served by two airports. Suvarnabhumi Airport, the main gateway to Thailand with 120 international and domestic airlines, remains open. It is operating normally and handling around 76 flights per hour including all scheduled international arrivals and departures.

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FLOODING IN THAILAND:SITUATION UPDATE

The flooding in Thailand is mainly affecting the central provinces along the Chao Phraya River including Bangkok and Ayutthaya. Other popular tourist destinations in the central region including Pattaya, Hua Hin, Kanchanaburi, and Koh Chang have not been affected by the floods. Flood waters in several provinces in northern Thailand have begun to subside. Provinces in the south of Thailand have not been affected by the floods.

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Relief Measures for BOI-Promoted Companies Affected by the Flooding

1. BOI-promoted companies can contact BOI office for help every day, including weekends.

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Advice to Help Cope with the Flooding

There is no shortage of advice on what to do when flood waters are on the horizon, and much of it involves normal common sense, but we have been relatively safe for so long that many of the details are easy to forget – and when the water looms, the tasks can quickly start to seem unmanageable. PRD has searched for authoritative information in English that may help our readers in the days ahead and in the days and weeks after the floods have receded.

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Announcement of Warning on Flooding Situation in Bangkok

Bangkok Governor M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra revealed that the volume of flood water in the Rangsit area in Prathum Thani province has been increasing significantly and will continue to increase at a larger volume from now on. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), therefore, has an assessment that some areas of the following districts will be affected by the floods: Don Mueang, Lak Si, Bang Khen, Chatujak, Bang Sue, and Sai Mai.



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