Skip to comments.Bangkok floods could last weeks: Thai PM (crocks may swim around the city)
Posted on 10/26/2011 3:50:53 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Bangkok floods could last weeks: Thai PM
By Boonradom Chitradon (AFP) 5 hours ago
BANGKOK Thailand's premier on Wednesday warned the confused and nervous citizens of Bangkok that incoming floods could last for four weeks and that there was a one-in-two chance the city centre would be hit.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra told reporters that the capital's flood barriers might not be able to hold back a mass of run-off water from the north as the country grapples with its worst flooding in decades.
"But I'm fifty percent confident that the inner zone of Bangkok will not be completely flooded," she said, toning down comments from a day before when she said flooding in central Bangkok was "highly likely".
The crisis has been plagued by contradictory information from national and local authorities, further confusing the city's 12 million residents who have been bracing for the onslaught of water for days now.
Adding to the deluged kingdom's woes are fears of crocodiles on the loose from flooded farms -- another three of which were captured Wednesday in Nonthaburi province, north of the capital.
"They are between 1.7 and 1.8 metres (5.5-6 feet) long," an official from the fisheries department told AFP, adding that they knew of no attacks on humans by the escaped reptiles, whose numbers remain unclear.
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The water comes, the fish eat the ants, the water goes down, the ants eat the fish?