Monday, November 7, 2011

Another Quick Flood Update

NOT what you'd want to see while dealing with the flooding

A good friend of many, many years is struggling to stay alive in a nearby hospital, and my place is there right now - so there won't be much of a written post today.  I'll try again tomorrow.

Floodwaters fill the Lat Phrao-Phahon Yothin intersection yesterday, closing the Central Plaza department store and raising fears that the deluge is approaching inner Bangkok.

In the meantime, the relentless flow of water heading South around Bangkok continues. Water seeks its own level, and as the current level of water in the waterways is above street level you can imagine the Herculean challenge to the people of Thailand in trying to keep up with breaks in levees, clogged systems and countless other problems with food, water, health and safety.  I wish them luck.

A map from November 4th, showing the floodwater path - in English, this time. Click on the images to enlarge them.

A news photo, taken on the morning of November 7th

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