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    #16
    Flash floods in parts of Thailand reported today by the BBC News.

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      #17
      Re: Facts: Kingdom of Thailand

      Originally posted by Seagull View Post
      Flash floods in parts of Thailand reported today by the BBC News.
      The floods all across Thailand is absolutely devastating, and have been on going for far too long... and now, Bangkok is on "flood watch" too.
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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        #18
        Re: Facts: Kingdom of Thailand

        Originally posted by Seagull View Post
        Flash floods in parts of Thailand reported today by the BBC News.
        No longer only flash floods, but masses of water flooding large parts of the country: thousands upon thousands left homeless, and stranded.... this is a disaster of unimaginable stress and calamity for those that are affected.

        And yesterday, in my favorite newspaper, Bangkok Post, an image on the front page showing my absolute favorite Ayutthaya temple, Wat Chai Wattanaram, under several meters of waters after flood barriers several meters high caved in:


        Screendump from Bangkok Post.
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          #19
          Seeing that special temple in the water like that has brought home to me the scale of what is happening.
          Oh pakarang, my heart goes out to the Thai people affected by these floods.

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            #20
            Re: Facts: Kingdom of Thailand

            Originally posted by Seagull View Post
            Seeing that special temple in the water like that has brought home to me the scale of what is happening.
            Oh pakarang, my heart goes out to the Thai people affected by these floods.
            My heart too, and too all my friends across Thailand: the suffering is un-inmaginable.

            I have just transferred a large amount of money to some of my friends, and to the Thai Red Cross, to help them out in these times of suffering.
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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              #21
              Re: Facts: Kingdom of Thailand

              The floods all across the central plains of Thailand is continuing to reak havoc:

              http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/loca...-left-in-chaos

              Look at the images in the slideshow of this article.
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                #22
                The floods in Thailand did eventually make it onto the TV news here in the UK, with a full report from Ayutthaya
                The BBC news website is now frequently updated, and this morning reports the Thai Prime Minister seeking to reassure the residents of Bangkok. However, the situation over the next few days remains critical.

                http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15302598

                added as edit:-
                There was a further short report on the TV this lunchtime…
                It is the people who live in the areas immediately to the north of the capital that I feel so particularly sorry for - they seem to have fallen between things –the aid for badly affected places further away, such as Ayutthaya, and the effort to protect central Bangkok. That TV report today showed someone actually trying to remove a sandbags defence because it was making the local situation considerably worse. Food was running out there also, but no help forthcoming apparently. The point was made by the reporter that in such districts there are likely be resentments remaining long after the present floods have abated.
                Last edited by Seagull; October 14th, 2011, 14:19. Reason: added update

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                  #23
                  Re: Facts: Kingdom of Thailand

                  The flood worsens as the masses of water runs southwards toward Bangkok:

                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                    #24
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                    Honda in Thailand will be struggling a lot in the future as their ultra modern and brand new factory is literally sunken beneath the water:

                    http://www.adressa.no/nyheter/utenri...cle1711355.ece
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                      #25
                      Re: Facts and News from/about Kingdom of Thailand

                      Bangkok Post today: a road I have drive hundreds of times myself:

                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                        #26
                        Re: Facts and News from/about Kingdom of Thailand

                        Honda in Thailand will be struggling a lot in the future as their ultra modern and brand new factory is literally sunken beneath the water
                        So will Nikon.
                        Went to have a short talk with my camera salesman and buy new batteries today, when he told me that it's not a Nikon D3100 and Nikon D5100 left in Europe, at least not after those already in the shops are sold out.
                        The reason is of course that the Nikon factory building the Nikons mentioned, and all the production equipment is under water.
                        My dealer also told me that Canon and gladly Pentax are experiencing peak sales due to this.
                        I have not read this myself, but I take his word for it.
                        Sad for Nikon of course, and me being a Pentax-owner, I'm not smiling at all.
                        My thoughts to Thailand and all of its tried people!
                        "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                          #27
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                          We also have to remember that the Japan earthquake hit Canon hard. A lot of their factories were affected, and production stopped for many models, in addition to the suffering of their staffs who lost family and friends. Now, this time it is Nikon and as you mention, Pentax.

                          Needless to say, the suffering in Thailand is unsurmountable. It's really hard to imagine the situation, even for me, which lived there for almost 2 decades.

                          In the today's edition of Bangkok Post, the story now is that the Government is sacrificing the eastern part of Bangkok to save the central and western parts of the city.

                          And, we have to remember that this is a city with 12-15 million people, as opposed to Norway's tiny population of 4.8 million.

                          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                            #28
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                            The floods in Bangkok are worsening by the hour, and a good source of English information on the development is the BANGKOK POST.

                            Sony's factory in Thailand is also under 3 meters of water, and that is not good.


                            Screendump from Bangkok Post.
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                              #29
                              As events in Libya and local issues totally dominated the main news bulletins here in the UK over the last couple of days, I have indeed noted relevant websites and been following the situation in Thailand hour by hour. Having initially come across informative maps in English on a tourist-oriented website, I now have the Bangkok Post bookmarked.

                              I also looked at some general technical hydrological information, having an interest in the subject (even a period collating hydrological and rainfall data in connection with run-off, rainfall and flood prevention while working for a hydroelectric company) though my mathematical inadequacies have always been a limitation to furthering that involvement academically. Still, I am beginning to grasp something of what is “normal” in water management in Thailand and hence see where things are now.
                              But it is so much more than juggling with what were thought to be “worst-case scenarios”…the conflicts of politics and economics and individual human suffering in all this is simply heartbreaking.

                              Thank you for keeping posting here and informing everyone pakaring. Your reminder of the comparative population figures may itself have been a surprise to many.

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                                #30
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                                With more than 500 dead, this disaster is now about to slip from International media, but, the plight of the Thai people is still very much real....

                                What is still happening in Bangkok and it's surrounding provincial towns is beyond comprehension:





                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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