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    ABW Ambassador JoyUnltd's Avatar
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    Just read about the flooding today: BBC News - Thailand flooding: Bangkok districts put on alert

    To ABW members in Thailand & all Thai people affected by flooding, sending my best wishes & prayers that this disaster can be contained soon!
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    Same here. Only started reading about how bad it's been recently. Thoughts and prayers for all the people in Thailand, especially my friends. Please stay safe and hopefully dry.

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    That typhoon also left Philippines with hundreds of dead people and damages worth million dollars.

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    Was in BKK just last month at the end of Oct. Very sad to see all the homes covered with water, so many people displaced. The real challenge will be the cleanup after the water receeds. My heart goes out to the Thai people, such a warm friendly culture. Wish the States would take a page from their book on how to treat people.

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    Like many of the catastrophes afflicting the world it was part nature and part man-made. There was an unusually heavy rainy season this year. Instead of slowly releasing the dammed-up water over time, the dams were kept full in expectation of a hot season that never arrived. It reached a point where there was no choice but to release the dams simultaneously in all three rivers which converge on Bangkok. There was nowhere else for the water to go. Bangkok is built on a natural flood plain.

    The Thais are wonderful people and they are very tough - they are survivors.

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    The depth of the water in some areas around Bangkok is pretty crazy, up to a metre and a half, and it's been that deep for weeks. Been over 500 fatalities so far and incredibly no outbreaks of major diseases even though we've had the floods for over two months now.

    Thanks everyone for the best wishes :-)

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    I felt so sad when i heard the news about Thailand's flooding. I just hope and pray that everything will be better for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dianne23hj View Post
    That typhoon also left Philippines with hundreds of dead people and damages worth million dollars.
    Yes, see that the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos & Viet Nam were also hit hard, but didn't make the news like Thailand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris - AMWSO View Post
    The depth of the water in some areas around Bangkok is pretty crazy, up to a metre and a half, and it's been that deep for weeks. Been over 500 fatalities so far and incredibly no outbreaks of major diseases even though we've had the floods for over two months now.
    Chris, how is it now? Thank goodness about no major disease outbreaks...lives can't be replaced.
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    I didn't know about these floods until I went to purchase a new hard-drive. Paid almost triple the price. See, http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/07/bu...pagewanted=all

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    Wow that really high

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoyUnltd View Post
    Chris, how is it now? Thank goodness about no major disease outbreaks...lives can't be replaced.
    Sorry totally missed your reply. As far as I am aware the flood waters were gone about a week ago in all areas. Now just the massive clean up job to be done!!!

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