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Flood misery in Samut Prakarn with traffic paralysed

HOURS of heavy rain this morning led to a key road in a large housing estate being inundated by a metre-high floodwater with many other roads also flooded and traffic paralysed as solid jams stretched for kilometres, PostToday reported this afternoon (June 2, 2020).

Several small cars and motorcycles had broken down and were parked by the roadside of Muang Mai National Housing Authority Estate with this road impassable to small vehicles.

Many government units installed big pumps at various flooded points to drain out the floodwater and alleviate the suffering of the people. The officials said if it does not rain anymore then the draining would be completed and the traffic flow return to normal by this evening.

Mr Taweephol Khiewwarn, a guard at Bang Phlee townhouse estate located behind the Muang Mai estate, said he has worked here for over 10 years now and has never seen this high flooding. The  floodwater usually reaches his ankles but this time it is very high and a key reason is that the road in front of this estate is higher than the remaining area.

After the heavy downpour from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. the severe flooding led to this road becoming impassable to small vehicles with floodwater also seeping into several cars parked by the residents on this road after they were unable to drive them away quickly enough.

He added that today’s flooding is definitely the heaviest in 10 years.

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Roads badly flooded in Samut Prakarn province today after a heavy downpour this morning. Photos: PostToday

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