ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
Don Mueang closed-
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.
The Chao Phraya river reached a record of 2.30 meters (7.5 feet) above sea level yesterday.
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-
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