This morning the flooding is advancing on Bangkok as many tactical defense plans continue
The Nation this morning reported
The government remains fixated on saving inner Bangkok – Its latest decision is to divert the relentless floodwaters down the eastern side of the city, from Sai Mai district to Bang Khen and Nong Chok.
In other news it was revealed the Government is to open Khong 1-7 water to speed up the water flow into the sea. Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Yongyudth Vichaidit was reported by the Nation as saying he was assigned to talk to the communities effected and there was no need to use force or legal means as the people now understand.
About the inadequate water pumps to help in the rescue, Mr Yongyuth said that the government has requested China and United States to urgently ship them to Thailand.
Mr Yongyuth insisted that there is still time to protect Bangkok and that BMA governor MR Sukhumphan Boribhat gives total cooperation.
It seems having a good personal plan plan is most important too. I got this message from a work colleague just now .
I’ll cannot go to office today because the village put up a very high sand partition and we cannot drive our car out now. I am now quite worried and have to stand by.
Bangkok Metropolitan here also provide some very useful reference information
Yesterday the edited interview we published showed the logistics of the advancing floods
Here is the full discussion with insights and possible lessons for those further south in the flood path who are planning and bracing.