October 18, 2011

Images of the Floods in Thailand

Yes, it's floods in plural form. 
Monsoon rains and high tide caused extensive flooding in Thailand. Many provinces are already underwater and we, in Bangkok, are not yet safe. In fact, many areas in Bangkok are already flooded.

I admit, I'm hooked watching the news on TV and on the internet these days. It's more than just curiosity. I need to know what's going on in my host country, especially so around the city where I live. And it looks like one area after another is inundated and it's getting closer to ours. 

There are many sad stories that are yet to be written and figures of loses to be reported. Thailand needs your prayers now.

Just in case you didn't hear the news yet, here are images I randomly picked from the internet. You will find more details if you clicked on the link under each photo.

Thai mahouts ride their elephants through the flooded streets October 10, 2011 in Ayutthaya, Thailand.  Around 200 factories closed in the central Thai province of Ayutthaya because of flooding, which is posing a threat to Bangkok as well. Over 260 people have died in flood-related incidents since late July according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. Some areas of the country are experiencing the worst flooding in 50 years, mainly in the centre, north and northeast.
Photograph by: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
Photo from Bangkok Post on 10-15-2011
Photo from TMG Buzz on 10-10-2011 

Photo from The Nation on 10-14-2011
Photo from Ottawa Citizen on 10-17-2011
A food vendor gives change to a customer along a flooded street in the town of Sena, Ayutthaya province
Photo from The Telegraph

One thing you may want to note in all these photos is the CALMNESS amid calamity. Life goes on and you don't see much negative emotions. That is very Thai.


raya said...

was here te! wow interesting photos! thanks for joining (got curious about your post in fb did not know this was for Wednesday Whites)-- so here's an early visit from the host!

Green Home Elements said...

the last one is heart warming ... meeting ends against all odds... waahhhh... flood they're everywhere... was here for WW.

KM said...

awww :( it's devastating to be a flood victim, but good thing is that those people are innovative and very positive about their situation :)

visiting you from WW. hope you can visit me back at DEB AND DI'S RESTAURANT

thanks, and see you around :)

MC said...

Wow! How could these people stay calm? I admire them because of that.. unlike us Filipinos, we are always seemed panicked.

Visiting from WW.
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Linnea said...

Wow! These shots unfortunately really show how the flooding has impacted your average hardworking Thai citizen. I hope the waters retreat soon...what a mess it will leave behind.

Sanna said...

Shocking and tragic...

tejan said...

hala no? what a situation.. but still people finds ways:) hope we can see how lucky we are after all!

visiting from White Wednesday.. see you back;)

Cottage and Broome said...

So sorry to see so much flooding, hope everyone is ok! But I love the shots with the elephants. Thanks for bringing that part of the world a little closer, Laura Cottage and Broome

wifetoalineman02 said...

what a disaster :-( glad that people still survive :-) thank you for sharing these pictures, how lucky we are, visiting for WW hope that you can visit me back too


Rcel said...

Scary and goosebumping images! God bless Thailand and the people who are affected by the flood...

Late WW visit! Hope you can stop by mine, too, if you get a chance!
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cheerful said...

great post and pictures. i hope and pray all these flooding will be over soon. but nowadays, we are like in a waiting game, and always wanted to know what's new and what's next! ingat po kayo palagi dyan. visiting late from WW, hope to see you around. thanks and have a great week. :)