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.

Author: Vern

I'm an American expat living in Thailand. I like to write informative pieces about life in, living in Thailand, including topics like: Thai People, Thai Culture, Nightlife, Technology, and I have published a lot of photographs, videos, and even books on Thailand that you can find at ThailandeBooks.com. There are many photographs of Thailand here - feel free to share with attribution (a link back to the home page). All written content on this site by Vern Lovic. Contact me at Google+.