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Bangkok Floods - Danger of Crocodiles!

Post by Guest on Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:30 pm

Flood-Hit Thais Defy Crocodile Warning

10:51am UK, Monday October 31, 2011

Holly Williams, in Bangkok

Bangkok's northern suburb of Luangphukhao was inundated by floodwaters over the weekend but most residents have still been reluctant to leave their homes despite the risks to their safety.
People wade to the local store to buy supplies and ferry small children around on makeshift rafts.

One man cleared debris from around his house while seated in a floating bathtub.

The water is stagnant and murky.

Authorities are warning that it could harbour escapees from crocodile farms that operate on Bangkok's outskirts.

"Of course I'm worried about the crocodiles," said one man as he pulled his son along on a foam mattress through waist-deep water.

"What we have to do is remember to tell others if we see one."

Local resident Napaporn Chainiwat said: "I'm scared of crocodiles... so if I hear of any in this area, I'll leave."



About 500 people who have left their homes have taken shelter in a Buddhist temple

The nearby Laksi Temple is also partially submerged. Saffron-robed Buddhist monks float around in small boats. Sandbag walls protect the temple's most valuable Buddhist artefacts.

But the temple's main hall is on higher ground, and the monks have taken in 500 evacuees, including three water buffalo and several pet dogs.

Volunteers provide hot meals of rice porridge and vegetables, and the Thai military has pitched in with free haircuts for flood refugees.

But life in an evacuation camp is boring and crowded, and since the flood waters may take several weeks to recede there is little prospect of going home.

The Thai Government now says 80% of Bangkok may escape inundation, but that's little comfort for those who have already lost their homes.

"I'm glad that many people won't be flooded," said Nongkran Phonjanpreuk, who has been camped out in the temple for two weeks with her young granddaughter.

"But that’s what the government said to me and now my home is under water."



http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/16099743

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Re: Bangkok Floods - Danger of Crocodiles!

Post by SEXY MAMA on Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:21 pm

Sad news.

The weather is all messed up in the world it seems
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Re: Bangkok Floods - Danger of Crocodiles!

Post by Guest on Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:48 pm

At least they won't be short of material for making shoe's and handbag's! Twisted Evil lol!

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Post by Guest on Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:16 pm

Always amazes me when houses and cities which are built on a well known, regularly flooding, flood plain becomes under water, it comes as a shock to everybody concerned. I feel sorry for the people caught up in those floods, but it is due to the incompetence of their authorities.

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Post by Guest on Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:29 pm

fred bloggs wrote:Always amazes me when houses and cities which are built on a well known, regularly flooding, flood plain becomes under water, it comes as a shock to everybody concerned. I feel sorry for the people caught up in those floods, but it is due to the incompetence of their authorities.

The authorities should have been more prepared. But I wouldn't call the biggest floods in 50 years a regular occurance. I know some people who have family in Bangkok, they are all safe thankfully. They say it has peeked over the weekend so we should be over the worst. These are exceptional circumtances though, no one could have predicted this Sad

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Post by victorismyhero on Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:40 pm

MrDoodles wrote:At least they won't be short of material for making shoe's and handbag's! Twisted Evil lol!

they will have to get to higher ground...and make it snappy......
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