Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The flood in Bangkok and Thailand

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This update is from 3 november 2010

Troups were under way to reach people isolated by the floods in the Southern Provines of Thailand.

In Hat Yai the water had receded in suburbs, but in the city centre it was still more than two metres high. The flood water level in Kim Yong and Santisuk markets in downtown Hat Yai decreased to 50 centimetres from the reported peak of two to three metres. The average flood level in the entire urban area was 1.5 metres last night, this according to The Nation. Electricity was now available in certain areas except Kim Yong market. See pictures by Juarawee

A weather report said the storms had changed direction towards Cambodia and Vietnam but would still cause heavy rain in coastal provinces on the Gulf of Thailand.

The Airport of the island Koh Samui has reopened at 3pm on Wednesday. Travelling Trini shows pictures of the flood on Koh Samui on her blog.

Also Surat Thani Airport has reopened. Hat Yai Airport is open.

Read more on Bangkok Post.

This update is from 2 november 2010

Again pictures of the flood in Thailand go around the world. But Bangkok is not affected right now.

The flood hits provinces in the South of Thailand. In Hat Yai for example the water was two to three meters high, around one million people in the province have been affected. See boat on the street in Hatyai: Pictures by naelkung and Phassaphol

Also the islands Koh Samui and Koh Phangan were declared disaster zones. Koh Samui's airport was closed Tuesdayx, but reopening was planned, ferries to the island were stopped.

Train services in the South were stopped. Electricity and communication were down in several areas.

See a map of the flood in the South of Thailand

Read more on Bangkok Post. For information on Samui airport contact Bangkok Airways call centre at 1771 or 02-270-6699. For information on train services contact the State Railway of Thailand at Hotline 1690 or see on www.railway.co.th. Flood centre in Hat Yai: call 074 200 000, 074 200 007 or Hotline 1559.

This update is from 28 october 2010

Mon Village at Koh Kret, Nonthaburi, small shops shut down. #... on TwitpicPicture Juarawee
On Koh Kret in Nonthaburi you cannot shop anymore.

Acoording to the Emergency Medical Institute of Thailand 54 men and 14 women in 19 provinces have died because of the flood in Thailand.

The coordination center for flood relief yesterday warned that Bangkok and vicinity areas are to brace for flooding conditions during the high tide peak on November 8. Read more on The Nation

Until October 31 a strong monsoon is hovering over the South and the Gulf of Thailand, as The Nation notes.

This update is from 27 october 2010

Still flood alert in Bangkok for the next to days, but until now the flood defence of the city has worked. 1000 homes along the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok have been flooded, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said. At Satri Watrakhang School, the Chao Phraya River overflowed into the sports ground. The area around Pakklong Talad, the flower and vegetable market, was flooded in the morning, and a wooden bridge and sandbags formed temporary walkways at Prannok Pier near Siriraj Hospital. Read more on Bangkok Post.

Bangkok Post shows a map of communities along Chao Phraya and Khlong Bangkok Noi, that have been flooded.

See the 7-Day-Weather-Forecast for Thailand by Thai Meteorological Department

Thai authorities on Wednesday issued a warning for possible flash floods and mudslides in 15 southern provinces in the coming days. Read more

See the flood in Ayutthaya: video

This update is from 26 october 2010

flooding on 31 Charoen Krung Road in Chinatown in Bangkok

"Bangkok survives but round 2 coming", writes The Nation

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A map of flood risk areas in Bangkok by Bangkok Post.

See how people walked on sandbags at Saphan Thaksin Skytrain Station

See Ban Nong O near Prachinburi on this video

See communities along Chao Phraya River on this video

This update is from 25 october 2010

See Chao Phraya River and Ko Kred เกาะเกร็ด in Nonthaburi on this video

See flooded houses in Bangkrua in Nonthaburi on this video

See the flood in Korat on this video

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