The death toll in Thailand’s worst floods in half a century, climbed past 500 Sunday, like black pools of water contamination threat advances the subway system in Bangkok and new evacuations were ordered in the sprawling capital
The last district added to the list of government evacuation was Chatuchak, home to large public park and a shopping area outside which is a major tourist attraction. Chatuchak market was open weekend, but there are many vendors and customers on Sunday as water is poured past the eastern edge of the market for a second day.
Evacuations are not mandatory, and most people stay to protect homes and businesses. However, orders to illustrate how far you have progressed in the flooding of the city and the impotence of the government has been to stop it.
Flood waters continued to spread in Bangkok, Lat Phrao intersection crossing and starts to creep near the bus terminals, subway stations and train stations in the sky.
Although it is on the verge of being flooded, Mor Chit bus terminal, a gateway to the north and northeast of the country is still in operation. Similarly, the subway and elevated train in the affected area continue to operate normally.
According to the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand, the 18 subway stations continued providing services as usual, but two of them – and Ratchadapisek Phaholyothin – are under surveillance closed as floods continue to rise and overflow of the first entrance passage of the seasons.
From the night of Saturday, a two-lane road below the Skytrain Mor Chit station has been flooded, but their service is not affected. Subway stations are protected from flooding of two meters. Floods of 3.5 meters above sea level. The sky train service is still available if the floods rise to two meters. However, both the metro and train services could not continue if the water is greater than two meters.
The outside of the north of Bangkok has begun to flooding during the last week of October and floods have continued to move the center of the city. So far, 13 districts of total 50 districts of Bangkok have been affected. The authorities have ordered the evacuation of eight districts, while another seven are under surveillance closed, forcing some 11. 000 people evacuated to shelters take in the evacuation centers throughout the city
Heavy monsoon rains and tropical storms have caused flooding in the country more than 50 years since the end of July. More than 500 people died in flood related incidents, while 9. 4000000 suffered.
Anna Wong- Chiangrai Times