70,000 Homes Flooded in Bangkok
Tropical Storm Dianmu is leaving a large trail of damages.
70,000 homes have been inundated in Bangkok.
Thailand’s capital has been severely damaged by the Tropical Storm Dianmu, which has caused flooding in 30 provinces.
Six people have been killed so far with fears of the number rising.
The Chao Phraya River, which passes by Bangkok, saw its levels rising during the storm.
Authorities and soldiers set up sandbags and barrier to protect landmarks and archeological ruins as well as neighborhoods in the ancient royal capital Ayutthaya, located 40 miles north of the capital.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is closely monitoring the Chao Phraya’s water level with preventive measures set in case it reaches a critical point.
All eyes are on the authorities’ ability to deal with the floods in the hope of avoiding the calamitous 2011 monsoon season, when Bangkok experienced one of its worst floods which left 500 people dead and a fifth of the city submerged.
The city known as the Venice of the East is prone to these floods given that its rests at about 1.5 meters above sea level.