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Thailand: BMA ready to deal with rain during Royal Cremation

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The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) expresses readiness to tackle flooding and rain during the Royal Cremation of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana.

Bangkok Governor Apirak Kosayodhin reported that the Department of Drainage and Sewerage and the Meteorological Department had projected that rainfall will decrease and the speed of water released from reservoirs will not exceed 2,500 - 2,800 cubic meters a second this week. However, he said the water level in Bangkok during the period from November 14th - 19th, when the Royal Cremation will take place, will be high at 1.80 meters due to high tide.

The governor said district offices in flood-prone areas had reported that they had distributed tide schedules to people and prepared for the construction of wooden bridges and flood barriers.