Thai authorities in connection with a flood evacuation announced Monday in an industrial area north of Bangkok. In total evacuation may affect up to 300,000 people. Thus, the most negative predictions come true local meteorologists portends increased flooding in Bangkok this week.
Thus, according to the Thai Meteorological published in the newspaper «Bangkok Post», deteriorating weather conditions in the region expected from 13 to 17 October, and then it is repeated from 26 to 31 October. It is in these days showers should lead to a flood peak in Bangkok. Now rescuers reinforce the barrier near Bangkok to protect the Thai capital from floods.
According to local media, the result of the strongest in the last half-century flood, which was caused by tropical storm Nock-ten, bestowed Southeast Asia at the end of July 2011, Thailand has killed 300 people, destroyed a third of the country. Total damage from flooding, which has lasted for more than two months, is estimated at three billion dollars. Hardest-hit areas in the north, northeast and center of the country.
In this case, the assurance of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the leading tourist destinations Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Sukhothai, Kanchanaburi, Rachburi, Pattaya, Koh Chang, Rayong, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Koh Samui weather conditions are normal .. "All airports in Thailand, including Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, went" unscathed "and operate on normal schedule," — say in the TAT.
Acceptable situation from the point of view of tourists were in Bangkok and at the end of last week, confirm the tour operators. Told infogruppy "Turprom" by phone from the scene said the president travel company "Lanta-Tour Voyage" Lyudmila Puchkova, who was in Thailand on a working visit. "In the heart of Bangkok have large pools, and the water is on some streets, but this is not surprising, since for the last three weeks in this region were heavy rains. What sways the suburbs of Bangkok and the northern part of the country, they all suffered serious. However, even the river cruise tours in Bangkok should not fail. Now just do not transport trips to the northern part of the country because of the flooding areas. But the most important thing is that now the weather has to be adjusted, the clouds becomes smaller and the water begins to descend. Weather in Pattaya resort is sunny and warm, "- said late last week told infogruppy" Turprom "Ms. Puchkova.