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Thailand:Bangkok remains on alert for flooding

Friday, November 11, 2011

Laaska News  Nov. 11,2011

The Thai capital Bangkok remains on alert for flooding on Friday as a spring tide has begun.

Massive floodwaters from northern Thailand are 5 kilometers from the city center, although water levels in some areas have begun dropping.

Work is underway to pile sandbags and transfer water from flooded roads to canals.

At full tide on Friday morning, the water of the Chao Phraya River rose but stopped short of overflowing. The river overflowed during a spring tide in late October.

At a flooded market near the river, the water level did not rise much on Friday.

One vendor said the level has been dropping and that he can now open his shop, as customers have started to return.

In areas near the river, soldiers are still on alert as the tide is expected to peak on Sunday.

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