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Post by Guest on Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:18 pm

Airport Hit As Bangkok Flood Intensifies
10:59am UK, Tuesday October 25, 2011

Floodwaters have breached barriers protecting Bangkok's second airport as the city's flood crisis deepens.
The worst floods to hit the country for 60 years have crippled the capital's infrastructure and rendered Don Muang airport unusable.

Many services have been suspended until next month.

Other areas of the airport are being used to house residents forced out of their homes due to flood damage.

Airports of Thailand chairman Sumet Photimanee said: "We think we can manage the situation.

"Some areas of the airport are flooded and we are trying to drain water from inner areas, which are still operating as normal."

Bangkok's biggest airport, Suvarnabhumi, is unaffected by floods and remains open and operational.

Floodwaters have been pouring into the Don Muang district, located on Bangkok's northernmost outskirts, for several days.

The waist-high water has entered homes and blocked streets running to the airport.

Residents have been told to move themselves and their belongings to higher ground


Six other districts in the north of the city are at risk of serious flooding, with the government warning residents to move precious belongings to higher ground.

So far, flooding has swamped a third of the country's provinces and killed 366 people over the past three months.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has come under pressure to put effective emergency contingency plans into place.

A public holiday was declared in the affected areas to help people recover from the damage




http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/16095748



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Post by Guest on Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:58 pm

sassy1261 wrote:Airport Hit As Bangkok Flood Intensifies
10:59am UK, Tuesday October 25, 2011

Floodwaters have breached barriers protecting Bangkok's second airport as the city's flood crisis deepens.
The worst floods to hit the country for 60 years have crippled the capital's infrastructure and rendered Don Muang airport unusable.

Many services have been suspended until next month.

Other areas of the airport are being used to house residents forced out of their homes due to flood damage.

Airports of Thailand chairman Sumet Photimanee said: "We think we can manage the situation.

"Some areas of the airport are flooded and we are trying to drain water from inner areas, which are still operating as normal."

Bangkok's biggest airport, Suvarnabhumi, is unaffected by floods and remains open and operational.

Floodwaters have been pouring into the Don Muang district, located on Bangkok's northernmost outskirts, for several days.

The waist-high water has entered homes and blocked streets running to the airport.

Residents have been told to move themselves and their belongings to higher ground


Six other districts in the north of the city are at risk of serious flooding, with the government warning residents to move precious belongings to higher ground.

So far, flooding has swamped a third of the country's provinces and killed 366 people over the past three months.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has come under pressure to put effective emergency contingency plans into place.

A public holiday was declared in the affected areas to help people recover from the damage




http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/16095748



It is devastating the Thai economy which suffered badly in the recession not long ago. Truly tragic, can't imagine this happening in a massive modern city like Bangkok tbh. Thankfully my the family of my Thai friends here live in the North West which is currently not effected by this. But all my sympathies go out to those who are Sad

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