Drone footage released by Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) shows the district of Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok, inundated on October 5, amid warnings such conditions would continue.
The country’s National Water Command said the level of the Chao Phraya River could rise by 30-50 cm between October 7 and 10.
Thailand’s Royal Irrigation Department has accelerated the diversion of 133 million cubic meters of water from the Chao Phraya Basin “to alleviate the impact on the Pathum Thani-Nonthaburi area,” Thai PBS reported.
The rising water levels were attributed to rain from Tropical Storm Dianmu. The Bangkok Post said flooding was affecting 16 provinces. Credit: DDPM via Storyful