"Officials try to fill embankment gaps as water level hits 50cm in commercial centre
Flooding raged into the heart of Sukhothai yesterday, just a few days after Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visited the province and declared the situation there would soon return to normal.
Despite the use of many pumps and other flood-prevention efforts, floodwater levels rose about 50 centimetres in the economic zones of the province.
Officials, as of press time, were still struggling to fill breaks and leaks in the embankment along the Yom River. They initially thought their giant sandbags and gabions would be able to block the water from flowing into the town and causing inundation."