Flooding In Bangkok Photos
The flood hitting Bangkok right now is the biggest flood ever seen in a generation. It's killed hundreds of people already this year and now the water is reaching Bangkok it's inevitable that Bangkok is going to flood. I've gathered some photos of the flooding in Bangkok for you to see.
I've heard so many people whining about the response from the government how they arn't doing enough to drain the water etc. And honestly it's getting really annoying. Here's the facts, there is billions of litres of water descending on the capital Bangkok. Only today are they opening the sluice gates to try and drain the water into the city. People are saying it's too late to do this but I don't think so. It's a risky move to do so, what will happen is the water will rise inside the canals inside the center of the city and they are risking flooding the entire metropolitan area especially if a sluice bursts open because of the pressure of the water what if that was to happen then who would they blame?
There is so much water heading to Bangkok draining the water through the canals won't help as much as people think, there is just so much water. Look at the pictures and photos already of the flood waters in Bangkok already and the big flood won't hit for a few more days. There is just too much water. I feel sorry for all people affected by the floods.
The flooding in Bangkok is pretty serious and is affecting millions of peoples lives. People can't go to work, don't have a dry place to sleep, people have died and lost everything. What can you do to help. Well if you live in an effected area and have the time you should join the response team, sandbag, help the neighbors whatever it is you can do. If you can spare any money I recommend you go to any bank and they have bank account numbers you can transfer money to (displayed in all banks) if that sounds suspect then click here to go to the Red Cross where you can send some money to them who will sure get the funds to those who need it most. Every little bit helps.
Is it safe to go to Bangkok
If you live up country and unless your flying to Bangkok forget about it, the bus station is shut down and no buses are going to Bangkok anymore mostly because Ayutthaya is under water and the buses can't go through. If your flying to Bangkok and unless it's absolutely necessary I would avoid going there. At least until Mid November.
Photos of the flood in Bangkok
What I think is great about the Thai spirit and the Thai people is you havn't seen widespread looting like would have happened in say the US. Remember Katrina and the looting that followed, havn't seen any of that yet and hope we don't see it either.
Thanks for your post on this Chris – it is really difficult even here in Thailand to get accurate information on what is happening and how bad it is. I am not in the city, but friends of mine that live there are leaving today for anywhere else. There are many donation stations outside of Bangkok accepting cash, water and necessities to help people affected – that has been the easiest way for me to give what I can. So many people will just have to ride it out – best wishes to all of them.
Your right it is hard to get accurate information but when the water comes you’ll know that all that really matters. Your a good man for helping out mate, if I was in Bangkok I’d be out there too, i’m just wating the Thai news now watching the outpooring of help it’s really good to see. เป็นกำลังใจให้นะครับ
A quick follow-up Chris for anyone wanting to stay updated and does not read thai, you can receive via twitter non-official updates in english at @ThaiFloodEng. There is info on flood levels in specific areas of Bangkok as well as areas to donate food and water and requests for volunteers. Here is a sample tweet from this afternoon: 23/10 Volunteers needed at Klong 6 for Filling Sandbags. Free shuttle bus service at Donmuang and Victory monument. Contact K.Pom 0865655616 .