15,696 households hit by floods in Ayutthaya, victims still waiting for help

At least 15,696 households have been hit by flooding in Ayutthaya province, officials told Thai Enquirer on Monday, as victims in hard to reach areas still wait for government support.

According to officials, 16 districts in Ayutthaya have been hard hit by the worst floods seen in the province since 2011.

The four districts most affected downstream of the Chao Phraya Dam in  Ayutthaya include Phak Hai, Sena, Bang Ban, and Bang Sai.

The Royal Irrigation Department told Thai Enquirer that it is installing water pumps to speed up drainage as a monsoon storm are possibly expected in the central region between October 5 to 8.

Aswin Kwanmuang, the Governor of Bangkok, said Monday that the flood situation in Bangkok is under control, the water level remains generally the same and is not expected to rise up to a critical level.

However, eleven communities within nine districts in Bangkok have been put on alert including Bang Sue, Dusit, Phra Nakhon, Samphanthawong, Bang Kho Laem, Yan Nawa, Khlong Toei, Bangkok Noi and Khlong San.


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