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Floods in (and around) Bangkok

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For the last several weeks I have been covering the unprecedented and catastrophic floods in the area of Bangkok and the city itself. The flooding started almost 4 months ago in the Central plain of Nakhon Sawan and has been gaining momentum ever since. It then reach the former capital of Ayutthaya and the outskirts of Bangkok. The unprecedented scale of the disaster combined with the gross mismanagement of the Thai authorities has transform the unusual heavy monsoon and dam water retention into a catastrophic flood affecting million of people and costing the economy many billions of dollars. Up to over 8 billions cubic meter of water as accumulate and has to be pumped out to the sea; the whole clean-up should be done by year end!
See my my entry in IMAGES for a full photo gallery.

Posted by rnbk on November 14, 2011

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