Inundated areas prepare for more pain
Korat dam threatens to overflow again
Flood-battered Pak Thong Chai district in Nakhon Ratchasima province was on Tuesday night bracing for another deluge from the overflowing Lam Phra Phloeng dam.
The dam is full to the brim and discharging 20 million cubic metres of excess water, which is expected to reach much of Pak Thong Chai in the next seven days. Authorities fear it will then wreak further havoc in neighbouring Chok Chai district, which is also heavily flooded.
Almost 50 families in Moo 6 village, in tambon Bor Pla Thong, Pak Thong Chai, were evacuated before the water released from the dam submerged their homes.
The three-metre flood also cut off hundreds of metres of a local road and a bridge which connect the village to the outside world.
Provincial governor Wichian…