Thai authorities believe that flooding in the central region will soon subside, provided there are no storms in the next five to 10 days.
The government has prepared an integrated water management plan, with 10 measures to cope with the rainy season, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangbookongchana said.
He also said floods this year are not like those in the past, while the Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) has confirmed that water levels in the upper part of the country are still low.
He added that the flooding is caused by more than 90 millimetres of rain falling per day, which can still be absorbed as sea levels will not rise until the end of September.
“No storms are expected for the next five to 10 days, which means there is plenty of time for the water to drain. The Royal Irrigation Department has adjusted its water management plans and is accelerating the discharge of dams in the upper part of the country,” Thanakorn said.
“The Prime Minister has instructed both the central and provincial authorities to amend water management plans and keep the public informed of the situation,” he added.
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