Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by PeteC » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:43 am

Bangkok Post photos of the clean up effort.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/photo/photo/ ... the-deluge
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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by buksida » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:55 pm

Took these in town yesterday, utterly devastated ...
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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by buksida » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:07 pm

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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by Nereus » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:25 pm

Jeez, what a mess! There is a high risk of disease being carried in a lot of that stuff. And where the hell is it going to be dumped once it is picked up?
Is the fresh water supply back on Buksi?
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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by buksida » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:05 pm

It'll prolly all go into the local landfill site.

Govt water has been restored in some places, but we're still running on the storage tank.
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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by PeteC » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:29 pm

She's swimming north! :shock:

Monster-Croc Nadia Swims Free From Flooded Zoo

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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by caller » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:51 pm

Very sad to see the devastation I'm Bangsaphan. Quite shocking really. Didn't exactly see much in the way of support from any emergency services, army etc. Is everyone being left to fend for themselves, or is there support?
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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by buksida » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:07 am

The local municipality have been very good, free meals and water has been made available to everyone in the area, The community spirit has also been overwhelming, donations of food, supplies and clothing have been made in the worse affected areas. Haven't seen much involvement from Military/Bangkok/Government but the Princess showed up a couple of days ago to make donations from the palace: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/prince ... d-victims/
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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by JW » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:56 am

Man, we feel for you guys, youve had some serious shit down there. Lets hope the recovery and rebuilding is fast and takes this type of weather into account in case it happens again.

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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by lomuamart » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:28 am

I was coming back from Ratchaburi the other day and was angry at all the trucks and other vehicles who were hogging the outside lane. As we passed them (on the inside), it was noted that they all had bunting on the sides. None of us can read Thai but we assumed that they were relief vehicles. I calmed down after that.
Hopefully, some of that reached you all.
As others have said, that's pretty big devastation - like a volcano's gone off. Hope they clear everything up soon and there's no disease threat - it is hotting up now.

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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by Nereus » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:34 am

It may have been this, Lumo:

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... unity-call
At the Royal Plaza on Friday, Gen Prayut also presided over the launch of a caravan of 900 vehicles with about 300 teams of volunteers comprising students and education personnel who will bring help and relief supplies to flood victims in the South.
More than 150,000 households are expected to receive assistance.
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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by Ralfredo » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:32 pm

Awful pictures! I really feel for all affected!

How are the conditions on highway 4 now. We might be taking a trip to Chumpon from Hua Hin in a few weeks. Is that a bad idea or do you guys think that things will be back to normal regarding traffic then?

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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by migrant » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:34 am

Ralfredo wrote:Awful pictures! I really feel for all affected!

How are the conditions on highway 4 now. We might be taking a trip to Chumpon from Hua Hin in a few weeks. Is that a bad idea or do you guys think that things will be back to normal regarding traffic then?
From Hua Hin to Bang Saphan the road is clear. Only problem is about 10 KM south of Thap Sakae the temp bridge is one lane (northbound is two). Can't speak for further south
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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by migrant » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:37 am

JW wrote:Lets hope the recovery and rebuilding is fast and takes this type of weather into account in case it happens again.
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Lot's of heavy equipment working around town. It's heartbreaking though seeing piles of ruined furniture, fixtures, inventory and personal property in front of most houses and businesses, especially the small Mom and Pop stores.
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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by T.I.G.R. » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:34 am

Sad story......do they have any local contribution places or maybe we should use Red Cross?

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