Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Batten Down the Hatches- Preparing for Floods in Bangkok

Bangkok is currently in preparation mode as flood waters from the north move closer and rain continues to fall. In our neighborhood, life seems to be going on as normal, with a few exceptions:

Shop owners building a concrete wall in front of a shop along Rama IV
Lumpini MRT station with new steel gates on the windows
Pile of sandbags outside the Silom Complex 
Nearly empty shelves at the local grocery store
While things may be deceptively calm here in our neighborhood, we are still contemplating going south to get away from the floods.

In a related note, the manufacturing plant where Eric works is currently under six feet of water. The flood waters broke through levee after levee and inundated the entire industrial park. We are still not sure what that exactly means for us and our stay here in Thailand. Hopefully, we will have some answers soon.

Image from The MacLeod Thaimes
If you are the praying type, please pray for all of the families that have been affected by these floods. Entire cities are currently underwater and the devastation is so immense, it is kind of hard to comprehend. 

If you are looking for up to date news about the flooding in Thailand and you are on Twitter- @RichardBarrow and #ThaiFloodEng are great sources of information.


  1. I have been following the floods in blogs and news as my husband is arriving in BKK on Sunday to househunt before we all move over.

    I hope things settle down soon

  2. ps: I have only just noticed a comment you left on my blog ages ago - sorry I didn't respond...I only realised today that I am supposed to moderate comments! I am so glad i am not the only one to worry about these things lol I will keep away from that Thai Visa sight you mentioned...there are also lots of other sites I should have kept away from and they only made the worrying worse