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    Flooding in Thailand

    Just in case anybody are interested, I've made a gallery with photos from the monsoon flooding in Thailand. Hopefully, I'll be able to update it with more photos the next couple of weeks.

    http://epixx.zenfolio.com/p546211362/slideshow

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    Re: Flooding in Thailand

    It must be incredibly difficult to live day to day with all the water. Some in the pics look like they are making the best of a bad situation.
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    Re: Flooding in Thailand

    That is just an incredible series of photos. Is the condition the same or getting better/worse.

    The shot with the scaffolding built to go in and out of the window in incredible (towards the beginning).

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    Re: Flooding in Thailand

    In and around Bangkok, it's getting worse. The water reaches downtown areas within a couple of days, while some of the suburbs have been under water for a couple of weeks already. A friend of mine hasn't been able to leave his house in ten days.

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    Re: Flooding in Thailand

    Great picts. Thank you for sharing.

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    Re: Flooding in Thailand

    Wonderful photos Jorgen.
    Dreadful thing - amazing that so many people look so cheerful.
    How long is it likely to last for?
    all the best

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    Re: Flooding in Thailand

    Nobody knows how long it will take. The natural flow of the water has been obstructed in so many places since the last flooding, so it's unpredictable. One of the problems is that the billions of liters of water are spread over a huge area with hardly any difference in altitude at all, and just a couple of meters above sea level. It's like an ultra slow tsunami, moving a few hundred meters per day.

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    Re: Flooding in Thailand

    Thanks Jorgen; a great series. The Thai are an amazing group of people, no?

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    Re: Flooding in Thailand

    +1. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Flooding in Thailand

    Another "thank you" for sharing. Wonderfully done photos, and very educational...

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    Re: Flooding in Thailand

    Doing excellent documentation work for us all to see/feel in a small way Jorgen. The hardships caused must take great courage to bear.

    Stay safe and dry.

    Kindest regards and best wishes to you and all the people there.

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    Re: Flooding in Thailand

    Bangkok today.

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    Re: Flooding in Thailand

    Jorgen,
    How do you get around in Bangkok? Is there water everywhere or are some areas passable without wading in deep water?

    Nikon's latest press release re its flooded production facilities: http://www.nikon.com/news/2011/1104_01_e.htm
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    Re: Flooding in Thailand

    Downtown isn't flooded yet, but the water is on its way. This photo is taken at Chatuchak, around 3 kilometers north of the city centre. Sky-train works fine, and even the underground works, but they have closed some stations. The old city buses are perfect for flooding, since they are built on truck frames with the floor at least a meter above street level.

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    Re: Flooding in Thailand

    Jorgen, I appreciate your work and the update on the situation. Stay safe.

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