Bangkok has gone into flood preparation mode as city residents started stockpiling food supplies and moving their vehicles to safe ground.
Overnight rainfall which caused flooding in some parts of the city and a national address by Prime Minister
Yingluck Shinawatra admitting that the government was almost at its wits' end to deal with the nationwide flood disaster, has created a climate of concern in the capital.
Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra called an emergency meeting of
concerned agencies Saturday to map out evacuation plans and set up temporary shelters.
Water released from major dams in the North is expected to arrive in Bangkok next week. The most worrying time will be between Oct 16 and 18 when the northern
waterflow combined with the high tide and projected heavy rainfall could cause severe flooding in the city, Sukhumbhand said.