06 October 2011

Bad Flooding in Thailand

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We are not personally affected, but this is some of the worst flooding to hit much of Thailand in many decades. Floods have caused over 200 deaths and have affected over 2 million people. It is now getting toward the end of the normal Rainy Season monsoons, but a number of typhoons coming in from the west Pacific have added huge amounts of water to an already saturated ground and an overflowing river system up-country. Entire provinces are flooded.
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Walking along the Chao Phraya River this week, the water level was higher than I have ever seen it. Sandbag walls are everywhere, and floats made of long bundled bamboo stalks are tied out to help stop waves from hitting the sandbags. That is a lot of water moving downstream.
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-Zenwind.
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