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NEWS UPDATES Asean Affairs     25 October  2011

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Don Mueang closed-

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October 13, 2011
Flood disaster in one-third of Thailand

Don Mueang Airport, now home to domestic air carriers, was closed by Airports of Thailand as flood water invaded runways. Ironically, the airport is home to the Flood Relief Operations Centre, but Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said the centre would remain in place as its offices were above the main floor.

In figures-
About 4 billion cubic meters of water is approaching Bangkok from areas north of the capital.
Bangkok has an average elevation of less than 2 meters above sea level.

The Chao Phraya river reached a record of 2.30 meters (7.5 feet) above sea level yesterday.
The Mass Rapid Transit Authority, which operates Bangkok’s subway, closed 70 of 140 flood-prone entrances
Flood in Thailand has affected about 3 million people and that number may rise sharply as waters encroach on Bangkok.

More than 100,000 people are living in about 1,700 government evacuation centers, which can handle as many as 800,000 people, according to the government.

A total of 283 bank branches have been closed.

At least 366 people have been killed because of seasonal monsoon rains and flooding since July 25.

About 9,850 factories in eight provinces have been flooded, said Chalitrat Chandrubeksa, a deputy government spokesman. The plants represent a total investment of 800 billion baht (US$26 billion) and employ 660,000 workers

Thailand declines US help-
The US Navy has withdrawn several ships sent to help with relief efforts in flood-hit Thailand after receiving "mixed" messages from the Bangkok government, a defencse official said.

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