Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Flooding in Bangkok 2

Flood in Thailand has killed already around 400 people, and caused many disasters throughout the country.  Benches surrounding the tree has already covered by water at King River close to King Rama 8 Bridge.
Around 4 PM, two boys playing and swimming at the flooded sidewalk on the King River, close to the King Rama 8 Bridge.
Thailand experiences the worst flooding in 50 years with damages running as high as $6 billion. Boys swimming and splashing each other tireless on the King River, close to King Rama 8 Bridge.
The grid at the Riverbank is almost completely covered by water... at this place the water level is higher than 1.5 meters.
This Thai boy was using the bench like a trampoline jump, at the King River.
Areas west of Bangkok are still expected to be hard hit in the coming days as the last of the flooding makes its way to the sea.   This flooded bench lies around 5 meters away from the riverbank
A group of Thai people fishing at a pier on the King River.  During those days, public transportation along the King river were cancelled.
Inundated passage at the King River.  Some months ago, I walked along it to take pictures which were posted at KING RAMA 8 BRIDGE entry, to see the pictures click here. 
Part of the flooded passage at the King River; the pier at the normal river cause is always a little lower than the riverbank, but in this case it is higher instead.
The King River flow is higher than the ground, a sand-bag walk is protecting from the unavoidable inundation.  This picture was taken close to Thammasat University.
Thammasat University which is located at riverside were flooded.  A main gate is being protected by a sad-bag wall.
The rear of this car were prepared as a rest room for government employees, close to Thammasat University.
By the way, tensions were rising between Thai residents and authorities in flooded parts of Bangkok, with hundreds protesting that their homes were being sacrificed in attempts to keep the city center dry. Waterlogged street on my way to the Grand Palace.
Children playing at the waterlogged street while a public bus is passing close to them.  At the end of this picture you can see part of the Grand Palace._DSC0421
The level water at this flooded street was about 30 cm high.  Children, having a lot of fun, playing tireless close to the Grand Palace.
Due to the flood the public transportation were restricted, as a result, this girl got moments of relax and deep silence at this always noisy street.
Now, so so tired!!!  However, those children enjoyed so much one of the worst flooding Thailand has seen in 50 years.  
Millions of people in the Thai capital nervously prepared for the advancing and seemingly unstoppable flood waters after a fresh warning for residents to evacuate certain danger zones.  Flood waters surround Grand Palace.
chulsa bend
Although Thammasat Universtity were proctected by this sand-bag wall, the university campus were flooded!!!
A man getting off at a flooded bus stop, close to the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

Local residents riding their motorcycles on waterlogged street close to the Grand Palace.
A Thai traffic police working in the flooded street.
Local residents wading across the waterlogged street to reach the bus stop.
My wife at a inundated bus stop!!!
To sum up, heavy monsoon rains have submerged nearly a third of the country's provinces since July causing mudslides and widespread flooding.  The deluge has now reached Bangkok, with rising water and associated problems affecting most of the city's 10 million residents.  The King river was predicted to overflow its banks in the city, and authorities say that if the protective dikes fail to hold the water, all parts of Bangkok will be vulnerable to the floodwater.

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