As the flooding in Thailand worsens, the Nakhon Sawan municipality's last defence collapsed. The city is now totally submerged.
The province governor has declared the disaster area so that emergency fund can be immediately used to repair the damages and help evacuuate residents to high grounds. Meanwhile the run-off water has breached nearly all dykes in Pathum Thani. The flood is 1-1.5 metres deep in some areas. If all the dykes and flood gates in Pathum Thani are totally breached, the torrent will rage into Pakkret, Nonthaburi worsening the already bad situation there. On the eastern front, several areas of Nong Chok, Lat Krabang and Min Buri are seeing rising water and within a day the flood will be out of control. Already some housing estates are under the water. - Bangkok Post.
Severe floods in Thailand have disrupted production of electronics including hard disk drives and semiconductors, with a number of factories suspending operations. Hard disk drive maker Seagate Technology has warned that a disruption in its supply chain could affect production, although its factories in Thailand are still in operation. "As a result of the disruption caused by the floods, Seagate anticipates hard drive supply will be constrained throughout the current quarter," the company said in a statement on Wednesday. Competitor Western Digital said on Wednesday that it had suspended production of hard drives temporarily at facilities close to Bangkok, to protect employees, facilities and equipment. The company said that production of hard drives in its facilities in Thailand will be constrained in the current quarter due to the flooding. - PC World.
Severe flooding has forced a halt to Honda and Toyota assembly lines in Thailand that account for about 7 percent of their combined global car production. American automakers Ford and General Motors are faring better. Typhoon-driven flooding has whipsawed the Southeast Asian country since late July, killing more than 280 people, affecting more than three quarters of the country's provinces and inflicting billions of dollars in damage. Flood waters from higher ground in northern and central Thailand are now menacing the capital Bangkok. - Forbes.WATCH: Thailand floods threaten Bangkok.