Bangkok Floods – Flooding is Devastating Bangkok & Thailand

We’re having trouble getting certain items of food. Gasoline – 91 Octane, is in short supply often. What we’re experiencing as a result of the Bangkok floods is literally “nothing” compared to what those that are there – and going through it.

Many people say foreigners don’t care about Thais and Thailand – but, I think it’s QUITE wrong. I think foreign expats living in Thailand love the country on the whole – and want only the best for Thais. It’s hard to see why the Thai government expends a lot of effort to make living here more difficult for us year after year.

Here is a video – a story about something that happened yesterday to a local expat. He’s Australian and has been living in Thailand about 7 years now. He speaks fluent Thai. He obviously loves Thailand and the Thai people quite a bit. He evacuated from his condo and has found a place to go. There are many people in Bangkok that don’t even know where to go.

The national parks that are not affected by the floodwaters, are offering free places to stay for those that need to escape the floodwaters. Tell anyone you know to help spread the word.

Flooding Above Bangkok, Thailand – NASA Satellite Photos

Current water situation - 2011 north of Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok and north - current water situation, October 19, 2011. Water is blue.
2008 water in Thailand.
Same area of Bangkok and north on November 12, 2008.

These are shots from NASA using infrared and regular shots of the same area of Thailand – north of Bangkok where the current flooding is. The water is colored blue, while the trees and other plant life are green. The city – concrete, is earth toned. I’ve been looking for a while for a decent satellite photo to show the flooding problem in Bangkok – and this sums up what the city is facing. Looks like lakes north of Bangkok.

Some people have written me about what to do with the snake problem where there are floods. Stay away from all snakes, it is impossible for me to tell you what to look for to identify venomous snakes in Thailand because there are just too many. Some guess 100+ species. Venomous snakes come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. Just avoid all snakes as much as possible. Sorry I can’t give you anything better to go on.

Looks like a serious problem in Thailand with these floods. Nikon is reporting new camera delays. Locally we are running out of baby powder for food. Some stores are low on water because most of it comes from up Bangkok way apparently.