More than 30 Thai provinces have been hit by flooding over the past few weeks with the east of the country being the worst affected area. To the east of Bangkok, an area stretching from Prachin Buri out to Aranyaprathet and the Cambodian border have borne the brunt of the heavy rain and run-off from further north. The central plains, including Ayutthaya province, have also experienced flooding. Bangkok Governor, Sukhumbhand Paripatra, says that parts of eastern Bangkok are at risk of flooding, but local experts agree that the current situation in Bangkok and the rest of Thailand cannot be compared to the situation in 2011. This time around, there is more spare capacity in dams and although some districts are likely to suffer for at least a few more weeks, the devastating flooding from two years ago is not expected to be repeated.
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