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Do you live near a river?

Discussion in 'Residing in Thailand' started by sirchai, 5 Oct 2016.

  1. sirchai

    sirchai Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    It's three years ago when we got hit by a real nasty flood and had about one meter of nasty and dirty water in our house. One of the worst nightmares I could think of.

    I just checked our Moon river and it doesn't look good. It's about 150 centimeters higher than it was a week ago.

    I hope it doesn't rain for a few days 24/7. I don'[t even wish my enemies to go through such bs. You've got no place to stay, plenty of things you could save, but a lot of stuff is destroyed.

    Once you need the Army to get to your house, you know that you're fragged. We only had the good luck that we could stay at our little angel in form of an elder Thai woman who let us stay at her house for a few months.

    That gave us time to find the nice place we're living in now. Way higher than the house where we got hit, but a heavy flood would for sure make our lives miserable.

    The pink house was ours....I get sick when I only see the photos and hope that nobody will be affected by a flood.

    The last two photos show the Moon River near "Saphan Kao) the white bridge) in Sisaket, made yesterday.

    Once in a lifetime is enough. More than enough.

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  2. Stamp

    Stamp Administrator Staff Member

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    We live near Phetchaburi river. According to Google maps the distance is about 300 metres.

    The water level in Phetchaburi river is high but not alarming.

    In 2013 we had some areas near our moo bahn which were flooded as they lay lower than the surrounding areas.

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    Side street to our moo bahn.

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    At the end of this dead-end soi is my house. No problems.

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    This was the level of Phetchaburi river in 2013.
     
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  3. sirchai

    sirchai Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    I must have plenty of photos of the area made from an Army boat. I even helped them to bring food and water to those who couldn't leave their house. See 5th photo....

    On the second day, I tried to "walk" to our house, still power on, carefully walking through the water that was right under my chin not to get electrocuted.

    The boat couldn't drive further, as the waives might have caused waves that would have reached the meters, as the water was so high. But I didn't make it to the house and had to turn around after 2 hours in the cold water.

    The area where I'm living will be flooded if it continues to poor down, which might be a reason not to drive away.

    If you want I can post the photos, a whole tour through a part of the city in a boat.
     
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    2013

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    Stamp Administrator Staff Member

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    Here's a better comparison picture.

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    tiredtony Well-Known Member

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    The 'government' announced the other day there will not be bad floods this year.
    I'm gonna tap them up for next weeks lottery numbers too.
     

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