Topic: Chao Phraya River
Thailand's prime minister expressed cautious optimism Saturday that the flood threat to Bangkok may be receding. But flooding from high tides may still pose a problem for a city just six feet above sea level.
Bangkok flood waters have forced thousands to flee, but many are joking, reinforcing their flood barriers, and then remaining open for business as usual.
An estimated 4 billion cubic meters of floodwater runoff from higher areas of Thailand are slated to reach Bangkok on Oct. 26, coinciding with a high tide and rain storms.