(LinkAsia: September 28, 2012)
Over in Southeast Asia, Thais are looking nervously at the skies. The annual rainy season is causing a steep rise in many of Thailand's rivers. Last year brought disastrous floods in much of the country, including the capital city of Bangkok, leading to more than 880 deaths, misery for millions of people, and billions of dollars in lost production.
One of the areas hit hardest by the floods was the world heritage site of Ayutthaya. NHK has this report on the city's flood defenses.
NHK World NEWSLINE
Airdate: September 21, 2012
The ancient city of Ayutthaya is famous for its world heritage temples. Last year, the city was inundated by Thailand's worst floods in half a century. As the rains approach again, citizens are on high alert. Situated on the bank of Chao Phraya river, these historical temples are at risk of flooding.