Sukhothai floodwall to be reinforced with 50,000 sandbags 

The Sukhothai provincial administration organisation (PAO) has prepared 50,000 sandbags to reinforce the flood prevention wall after holes previously found on it have been plugged.

Pansiri Kulnatsiri, president of the Sukhothai PAO, said the holes on the flood prevention wall in front of Wat Thai Chumphol have been fixed while the amount of floodwater in the municipality area has dropped.

However, as it is still in the rainy season and water in the Yom river passing Sukhothai may rise again, it is necessary to take measures to cope with it.

The water level in the Yom river section in front of the governor’s residence was 7.34 metres this morning, a little below the 7.45 metres limit.

The PAO has prepared 50,000 sandbags to reinforce the floodwall, with heavy equipment and 40 workmen on standby to cope with the situation around the clock, Mrs Pansiri said.

Piti Kaewsalapsi, the Sukhothai governor, on Saturday morning (July 29) led more than 400 people including officials of the provincial peace-keeping forces, defence volunteers, police and territorial defence students to conduct a big cleaning operation in the municipality.