17 October 2011

Have Floods Crested?

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17 October: Taking my daily reconnaissance walk by the Chao Phraya River, the water level still looked dangerously high, but I noticed that the amount of standing water that had seeped through onto our side of the sandbag wall seemed to be a couple of inches lower than yesterday. Some government officials are now claiming that the largest mass of floodwaters coming down from the north had passed Bangkok yesterday. Not that I trust any government's knowledge claims, but it does agree with my own hunches. Maybe we have seen the worst of it.
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There is still a lot of water upcountry behind full dams, in rice paddies and in flooded cities. This water still could drown us here if it were released to hit us all at once.
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Our mystery kitten that appeared over the weekend has just as mysteriously disappeared. Tuk saw its mother on the wall at one point. The kitten could have died, or its mother could have taken it. Perhaps “the monster,” as Tuk calls any monitor lizard, ate it. We fear the worst and wish we knew its fate.
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-Zenwind.
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