Flooding in Sa Kaeo
6 October 2013
Many main highways in Sakaeo province have been flooded and are impassable to any kind of road vehicle. Sakaeo has virtually been cut off. It has become inaccessible from Prachin Buri’s Kabin Buri district and Chachoengsao’s Phanom Sarakham district.
A huge volume of run-off water from Khao Soi Dao mountains in Soi Dao district of Chanthaburi province has inundated much of Wang Sombun, Wang Nam Yen, Khao Chakan and Muang districts of Sakaeo.
A 700-metre section of Highway 317 (Chanthaburi-Sakaeo) at Ban Khao Laem in Wang Sombun district was under one metre of water today. Water reaching more than 1.5m deep was reported in several areas of Wang Somboon and Wang Nam Yen districts.
Highway 33 (Sakaeo-Kabin Buri) was under 80cm of water, blocking all of its four lanes.
In Khao Chakhan district, forest runoff swamped scores of villages in tambon Pra Preng, Khao Chakhan and Khao Samsib.
Aranyaprathet: Forest runoff hit Rong Kluea market in Sa Kaeo’s Aranyaprathet district yesterday and the province is now battling floodwater in several districts.
A section of the Aranyaprathet-Khao Hin Son road was also one metre under water at Ban Sa Khwan in Muang district.
Flash floods from tambon Pa Rai of Aranyaprathet district submerged more than 100 shops in the Rong Kluea market, as well as nearby Indochina market in 30cm-deep water. Promhod canal, which forms a border between Thailand and Cambodia, burst its banks and flooded Aranyaprathet yesterday.