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This is the walk along a small klong (or stream, not sure which it is) that everyone uses to go east towards Prachachuen Road. (Otherwise, you have to walk about 2 kilometers to get there.) Two days ago it was normal, but today it looks like this.


The water is all flowing backwards as it spills from Klong Prapha. The reason Klong Prapha is so high is because the prats tore down the floodwalls and opened the flood gates further north. I'm all right, but the older sois off Prachachuen are lower and have about 25-30cm of water in them now - all courtesy of the mobs.





Lot of good these sandbags did.



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Rather than Thais helping each other it seems there is a lot of "Well, if I'm to be flooded so will everyone else!"



That's not quite as bad as "it's not enough that they go to heaven, they have to make sure everybody else goes to hell" mentality of some of the third world people.

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Looks to be a lot of frustration out there!

Water looks to be stuck and more areas being flooded and the Thai gov appears to be doing very little.

At some point, the frustrated people are going to react.


Suk, Soi 93, has seen zero water but from what they show on the news that might change in a few days :dunno:

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ks, fully with you - why no repercussions of damaging state property (as I assume dykes, sluices etc are)?? I would say penalties should at least be double as latest reports say they are for burglary in flood areas which again they say none have been reported lol o lol)...

flasher, nice photos although I don't quite get them although I'm aware exactly what damage are yet again (allowed to be caused) caused on the MWA's supply canal :(

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Heard reports today of flooding on Vibhavadi Rangsit Rd in BKK. There's a small nuclear research reactor on that road, in Ladyao, Chatuchak, operated by the Thailand Institute of Nuclear Tecnology (TINT).

Hope they can maintain power for cooling as well as keeping things dry should the waters reach there...

No radiation contamination, chemical leak from flooded installations 02 Nov 2011


BANGKOK, Nov 2 - The Thai government confirmed on Wednesday that there was neither radiation contamination nor chemical leaks at flood-ravaged premises and industrial estates.


Office of Atoms for Peace Secretary General Chaiwat Torsakulkaew and Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT) Deputy Director Sirinat Lauharojanaphan jointly told a news conference at the government’s Flood Relief Operations Centre (FROC) that although floodwater has reached the Institute on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, TINT has so far been spared flooding.

Test results showed no radiation contamination, the officials said.

Mr Chaiwat said the Institute, which operates a small nuclear reactor for research, has been well-protected.

Located on the third floor of the Institute, 8.70 metres above the ground, the nuclear reactor is surrounded by a one-metre thick concrete wall in a 240 cubic metre pool which could resist water pressure as great as one to two tonnes, Ms Sirinat said.

Additionally, the nuclear reactor has already been shut down, she said, so the public should be assured that there will be no danger of radiation contamination.

Meanwhile, the government’s Chemical Control Department tested water quality at the flooded industrial estates and parks in Ayutthaya and Pathum Thani and found no chemical contamination. Water quality remains intact, according to the department’s deputy director-general Worasart Apaipong.

Seven industrial estates and parks are now under water. Five are in Ayutthaya – the Ban Wa Hi-Tech, Saha Rattana Nakhon, Bang Pa-in, Rojana and Factoryland estates – while the other two – Nava Nakorn and Bangkadi – are in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok.

Mr Worasart said that the department staff found no chemical contamination in water around the industrial estates and parks except at Ban Wa Hi-Tech where an explosion occurred at a plastic factory.

He said that an oil slick was found and while chemical tanks were scattered around the factory site, tests showed that volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were only slightly higher than standard and had no effect on human health.

He said the test results came from 44 teams of technical specialists who examined and tested the water quality at 149 flooded locations.

According to the survey, he said, 46 per cent of the samples were found to have very poor quality while 25 per cent were of poor quality.

Fair quality was found in 13 per cent of the locations surveyed, but only 16 per cent were found to be of good quality, he said. (MCOT online news)


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