FLOODS in Petchaburi province, where the key southbound Petchkasem highway passes, remain stationary today (Nov. 24) and will likely stay so for another 4 to 5 days, Thai News Agency reported.
Both sides of Petchkasem highway, inbound to Bangkok and southbound, remain flooded particularly in front of Big C shopping mall where vehicles can only pass through the rightmost lanes.
This situation is particularly bad for traffic bound for Bangkok as there is a long tailback, stretching not less than 4 kilometers.
Residents on both sides of flooded roads urge motorists to drive slowly as the waves they create flow into their homes.
However soldiers, rescuers from various foundations and volunteers are helping out, using boats and tall vehicles to go out and distribute food and water to flood victims.
Petchaburi Muang district municipality said while the floodwater level is stationary today, the river water is expected to drop below the banks tomorrow, being helped by the dam releasing 150 cubic meters of water a second into Petchaburi river.
While the water level from Ban Lat to Tha Yang districts has already started to drop today, within the city it is not decreasing.
Top, in-text and below: Badly-flooded areas of Petchaburi province today. Photos: Thai News Agency