Rain reigns in Khon Kaen: Pumps pump out the flood

Heavy rains in Khon Kaen triggered a swift response from emergency companies, with seven water pumps set up in flood-prone areas to efficiently drain the surplus water.
The local authorities are confident of their ability to manage the high water volumes in Bueng Kaen Nakhon and Bueng Thung Sang. Essential manpower and tools are on standby to assist these affected around the clock.
Today, September 26, Khon Kaen skilled heavy rainfall as a end result of a robust low-pressure system over the central South China Sea, shifting throughout northern Thailand alongside the monsoon trough. Roadmap is anticipated to have an result on Thailand till September 29, with September 27, predicted to be the most impacted.
The mayor of Khon Kaen, Theerasak Theekhayupan, assured the public that every one necessary measures were in place to deal with the heavy rainfall. The municipal engineering and sanitation departments have surveyed the primary and secondary drainage routes in the city and other risk-prone areas.
They have additionally removed plant particles blocking the drainage system to reinforce its efficiency. Lake ranges at Bueng Kaen Nakhon are 0.90 metres below the spillway and can accommodate roughly 500,000 cubic metres of water. Bueng Thung Sang, with water levels 2 metres under the spillway, can accommodate about 1 million cubic metres.
The municipality has additionally ready a flood prevention and mitigation team with assorted machinery ready for fast water drainage from the Khlong Rong Mine in case water levels rise.
Drainage issues

A long-arm backhoe is stationed on the spillway gate quantity 9 (Soi Prachasamoson 52) to clear debris and plant waste obstructing the drainage system. A JCB excavator is on standby to resolve drainage issues in case of heavy rainfall.
The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department of the municipality is ready with manpower and tools to help these affected around the clock.
They have put in seven water pumps in eight places, including in entrance of Khon Kaen Ram’s water gate, on the finish of Soi Theparak 8, in front of the PTT pump on Mittraphap Road, Soi Rimbueng 6 Golden Neo Village, in front of Soi Rimbueng 6, Soi Rimbueng 8 Kanyarat Village, and two machines at Bueng Kaen Nakhon. Two extra machines are on standby.
Sandbags are also available for the public. They can be obtained from any of the 4 fireplace stations.
The Health Department is getting ready personnel to gather waste blocking drainage paths. The Social Welfare Department is ready with survival luggage.
The Khon Kaen Municipality urges residents to contact the respective departments in case of emergencies, from flooding issues and fallen timber to housing injury and waste administration problems.
For minor accidents or sicknesses, they’ll contact the Health Department or dial 1669 for emergencies (Khon Kaen Centre Hospital, Srinagarind Hospital).
Residents can coordinate to obtain sandbags to dam water (not greater than 30 bags per family, relying on the precise scenario upon inspection) on the Sri Chan Fire Station 043-221184, hotline 199, or seek assist from three different fire stations: in Mueang Kao Fire Station 043-224625, Bueng Nong Waeng Fire Station 043-234583, and Bueng Thung Sang Fire Station 043-234581, or the Khon Kaen Municipality Disaster Prevention Office 043-220301.
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