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Floods in South...in January 2017

Discussion in 'General News from Thailand' started by Ajarn P. Paul, 9 Jan 2017.

  1. Ajarn P. Paul

    Ajarn P. Paul Thread Starter มันเป็นวันที่น่าเศร้าในวันนี้ในประเทศไทย ...

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  2. Stamp

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    Thanks for sharing, Paul.

    In Phetchaburi it's raining almost all day. No floods yet.

    In Prachuap we've more problems. Our farm land and that of our relatives is under 10-20 cm of water. Parts of Petchkasem road are inundated. Doesn't look good.
     
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    Weather Warning
    "Heavy to Very Heavy Rain in upper South and Strong Wind Waves in Gulf"

    No. 47 Time Issued : January 9, 2017

    The active low pressure over the middle Andaman Sea is forecast to the Gulf of Martaban and Myanmar on 10 January. Outbreaks of persistent heavy to torrential rains are forecast for following provinces: Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan. People should beware of the severe weather conditions and possible flash flood for the period lasting 10 January. Keep following closely the weather forecast update.
    The strong northeast monsoon still prevails over the Gulf of Thailand and the South forcing waves up to 2-3 meters high in the Gulf and Andaman Sea. People should beware of inshore surge. All ships should proceed with caution, and small boats keep ashore lasting 10 January.

    The advisory is in effect on 9 January 2017 at 5.00 p.m.
    The next issue will be at 11.00 p.m., 9 January 2017

    (Signed) Wanchai Sakudomchai
    (Mr. Wanchai Sakudomchai)
    Director-General
    Thai Meteorological Department​
     
  4. Stamp

    Stamp Administrator Staff Member

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    Our place in Prachuab Khiri Khan. Amphur Mueang, tambon Ko Lak. :very sad


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  5. gungchang

    gungchang Well-Known Member

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    I'd feel funny pushing the "Like" button. We need a "Sorry to hear that" button.
     
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  6. Internationalteacher

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    ^^That's such a shame. :(


    I thought it was supposed to be high season in December, January, February for most parts of Thailand. It is hard to predict the weather anywhere these days because it is so varied and unpredictable.

    Ko Tao is really getting it.. wow! That is a lot of water. I hope they recover soon... the place is so beautiful and I remember getting my PADI license there.
     
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  7. bahn_farang

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    you made me smile with this one :runaround
     
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    ^Was it something I said.. lol
     
  9. professeur

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    The South has now completely been cut of from the rest of the country. No rail services south of Hua Hin available for the time being. Bang Saphan district has become the latest crisis center in this unfolding disaster. My wive got some relatives in that area and the footage they provide suggest flooding on a staggering scale.


    Heavy flooding severs road, rail links to South | Bangkok Post: news
     
  10. Mister T

    Mister T Retired, fat and happy

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    The Bang Saphan hospital had 1/2 metre of muddy water running through it last night. Our beach frontage road in PKK was under nearly a metre all day yesterday. Our end is clear now, but the other end near wing 5 is still under. Needless to say all the beach road restaurants are closed for a few days.
     
  11. SageAdvice

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    How's the fishing?
     
  12. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    My thoughts are with the forum members and their families who are enduring this tragedy. Hope you are safe and well.
     
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  13. Gor Blimey Guvnur!

    Gor Blimey Guvnur! What the duck ! Staff Member

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    Blimey Mister T, are you still open seeings most is upstairs?

    The rain is wierd this time of year and has made it up to Bangkok and surrounds too ...been raining nearly nonstop since Sunday here, a bit like that horrible blighty drizzle but a couple of hours ago banged it down. Cleaned both my bikes Sunday morning, shouldn't av bothered, well filthy now. But a shame for folk in the deeper south and sounds terrible, not too bad here and no real flooding.
     
  14. Mister T

    Mister T Retired, fat and happy

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    We did close Monday at the height of the water levels. Restaurant was high and dry but no access on the beachfront for the punters, or so we thought. Nid and a couple of her friends were sitting on the bottom patio having a grog and 5 very wet tourists came asking for a drink. We had no power at the time so she said come back the next day, they did.
     
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    Mister T Retired, fat and happy

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    As you would expect, there were Thais thowing a line into the muddy waters and catching fish. Sea was too rough so I guess they will take any opportunity.
     
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