Floods still pouring into Bangkok

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Roads in and out of Bangkok are flooded with water... and people trying to evacuate.
After months of flooding, the waters north and west of the capital city are not receding... and seem to be getting worse.
(SOUNDBITE) (Thai) 51-YEAR-OLD RESIDENT AR-PA KETPRADIT, SAYING:
"The water level has not receded, it keeps rising, not receding. It will rise in the morning from 9 to 10 am, it will rise and will not recede."
Although downtown Bangkok is said to be dry, surrounding suburbs are definitely not.
With clear weather in the forecast, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawtra tries to reassure the public.
(SOUNDBITE) (Thai) THAI PRIME MINISTER YINGLUCK SHINAWATRA SAYING:
"If there's no more water coming in, it might not get seriously flooded in Bangkok."
But for all her optimism, the situation remains dire for outlying regions.
Nearly 400 people have been killed, and two million people's lives have been disrupted. Economic growth has been set back and global supply chains for Thai-made computers and auto parts have been thrown into disarray.
Julie Noce, Reuters

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