Thailand: BMA prepares to tackle flood
Mr. Pornthep Techapaiboon, a BMA Deputy Governor, said preparations are well underway for 15 critically prone areas including Lat Phrao, Radchadaphisek, Sri Ayudthya and Sukhumvit roads.
Mr. Chanchai Vithoonpanyakit, Director of the Department of Drainage and Sewerage said the BMA has closely monitored the flood situation particularly with unusually heavy downpours this year. He said problems usually arise when average rainfall is over 100 millimeters per hour. Nevertheless, the BMA is confident in its contingency plans and has assigned the adhoc Bangkok Emergency Service Team, or BEST in short, to standby around the clock for immediate assistance.
BMA Hotline 1555 is available 24 hours in case of any emergency.
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