Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by Big Boy » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:40 am

There is a collection taking place outside Hua Hin Railway Station, but I believe until tomorrow only, when the army are going to move everything South for distribution.
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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by bsdk1960 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:40 am

T.I.G.R. wrote:Sad story......do they have any local contribution places or maybe we should use Red Cross?
I dont know about Cha Am but outside HH Tesabahn you can give food,water clothes or other supplies thats needed

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Helping flood victims down south...

Post by Dieter78 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:24 pm

We know some people through my sons school that have family south where the flooding was severe.

Apparently some people lost all their belongings in the flash floods that ripped through their houses, clothes and all.

We will be donating some food, water and clothes which our friends will pass on.

Are there any members aware of aid/relief programs operating for those flood victims? Do you know some people who are affected?

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Re: Helping flood victims down south...

Post by bsdk1960 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:48 pm

outside HH tessabahn you can donate your stuff

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Re: Helping flood victims down south...

Post by Dieter78 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:46 pm

bsdk1960 wrote:outside HH tessabahn you can donate your stuff

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Great! Hope those who can will chip in.

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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by migrant » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:38 am

Several days after and, while the cleanup continues, it still looks a disaster. Last couple days have seen intermittent rain. Since the ground is already saturated, this adds to the water levels. Still many homes underwater and people still pulling out belongings, cleaning some, tossing some.

MIL had hospital appt yesterday, they took her (non emergency) but many parts of the hospital still closed.

Many businesses (Including both our tescos) still closed.

Markets running, but many vendors missing, and many regular items still not available.

Quite a few places around, and mobile trucks, distributing food, water, clothing and essentials

Still a long way to go here!!
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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by Big Boy » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:46 am

Ouch, and there was me thinking most of it will have gone away by now. So sorry to hear this, I thought it was 100% clean up now.

Thanks for the update.
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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by bsdk1960 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:23 pm

migrant wrote:Several days after and, while the cleanup continues, it still looks a disaster. Last couple days have seen intermittent rain. Since the ground is already saturated, this adds to the water levels. Still many homes underwater and people still pulling out belongings, cleaning some, tossing some.

MIL had hospital appt yesterday, they took her (non emergency) but many parts of the hospital still closed.

Many businesses (Including both our tescos) still closed.

Markets running, but many vendors missing, and many regular items still not available.

Quite a few places around, and mobile trucks, distributing food, water, clothing and essentials

Still a long way to go here!!
Thanks for the update,my sister planned to go to Koh Talu start february but that doesent sounds possible for a while.
Hope al things will come back to normal down there soon,good luck to all down there.

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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by Nereus » Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:42 pm

Fishing boat sunk by storm off Chumphon, 7 missing

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CHUMPHON -- Thung Tako and Lang Suan districts have been hit by floods following a heavy rainstorm that also sank a fishing boat in the sea off Chumphon, leaving seven crew missing.

According to local media, from about 10pm on Tuesday a flash flood inundated Highway 41 between kilometre markers 47 and 48 in front of Thung Tako police station in Thung Tako district.

That section of the highway was 30-40 centimetres under water and not passable to small vehicles.
On Wednesday morning the water level receded to about 10cm.  The highway was passable, but at a slow pace.

In Lang Suan district, water flowed into Lang Suan Hospital, which was heavily flooded on Jan 5-7, to flood an old out-patient building.  About 2.30am on Wednesday, the water level began to rise rapidly, prompting hospital staff to hurriedly move medical equipment to higher floors.

Narong Ponla-iad, the Chumphon governor, instructed Lang Suan district chief Kittipop Roddon to quickly pump water out of the hospital.

About the same time, the governor was reported that a fishing boat, the Phet Sinsuwan, with 10 people on board was caught in the storm and sank about 20km east of tambon Pak Nam Chumphon.  

Three Myanmar crewmen were later rescued by other fishing boats.  However, Sunthorn Hoonthong, 54, the Thai skipper, Withoon Wanpornmongkol, 69, a Thai engineer, and five Myanmar crewmen were still missing. A search was still underway.
About 8.28am on Wednesday, a car skidded off a curve and plunged into the Lang Suan River while it was heading from tambon Pak Nam Lang Suan to Lang Suan market.  A rescue team and marine police launched a search shortly after that but both the vehicle and the driver, who was identified as Dea Phumwiset, 55, had not been found.

Chatchai Promlert, director-general of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department, said heavy rain that started from Jan 1 had caused heavy flooding in 12 provinces, affecting 1.6 million people of 531,911 households and damaging 20 government installations, 1,172 roads and 191 bridges.  Forty-four people were reported killed.

The flooding situation had eased in Yala, Ranong, Narathiwat, Pattani, Krabi and Chumphon.  Parts of six other provinces - Phatthalung, Songkhla, Trang, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Prachuap Khiri Khan - were still flooded.
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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by Pjolter » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:22 pm

Really scary, and sad :(
Just wondering how all these damages will affect Thailands economy
and tourism.

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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by hhfarang » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:06 pm

"Farmers battered by Thailand floods find a golden upside

BANG SAPHAN, Thailand (AP) — Nature regularly taunts the farmers of Thailand by flooding their fields, but this time she’s tossed some of them a potential safety net: the chance to pan for gold.

Crops in Bang Saphan district, a rural community 240 kilometers (150 miles) south of Bangkok, were decimated by heavy flooding that affected much of southern Thailand in the week after New Year’s. Villagers’ opportunity to eke out a meager living diminished further when the waters destroyed a local market.

Over generations, however, the villagers have learned to turn adversity into opportunity.

More than two dozen people were searching for gold Thursday morning along the local canal, called Klong Thong, or “Golden Canal.” Many brought food and family along, as well as pans for sifting and small glass bottles to hold whatever they might be lucky enough to find.

“It is local knowledge that has been passed down through generations that whenever there is a flood and the waters have receded, locals will go searching for gold,” said Boonyarit Daengraksa, deputy chief of Ron Thong sub-district, through which the canal runs. He said that this month, floodwaters destroyed the sides of the canal, exposing potential deposits.

This is not a typical gold rush. Few if any of these part-time prospectors are counting on getting rich.

“We have nothing else to lose,” said Nusra Tubtang, a 72-year-old pineapple farmer whose crop was mostly wiped out by the flood. “I come here to relieve stress.”

Nusra said that over the past three days she was able to gather small particles of gold that she could sell for the equivalent of $35.

Villagers commonly find small flakes of gold, and a few fortunate ones have come across nuggets. In an exceptional case, a villager found a big nugget a few days ago and made a $1,000 sale to the chief of the subdistrict’s administration. ..."

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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by buksida » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:03 am

Taking the train south?

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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by Big Boy » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:19 am

Loved the boats waiting at the station to pick up passengers. Maybe the Hua Hin/Pattaya Ferry could have done some moonlighting while it was too windy to go to sea.
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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by migrant » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:51 am

Wonder if they would let you waterski behind the train
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Re: Photos: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by bsdk1960 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:57 am

Buksadi , Migrant or anyone who knows
I know you have many things to look at the moment,but do you have any idea about how it looks to go snorkling on Koh Talu,and is it possible to stay at the hotels in Bangsaphan,and one last question ,is it possible to drive there with sedan car ?

Hope for you all down there things moving forward and everybody can return to a normal life.

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