Archive for October 23, 2011

“Tell the public the truth”

Science Minister Plodprasob Surassawadee challenged the Thai government to tell the residents of Bangkok about the real score of Bangkok flooding.  As of the latest news, the flooding will cover all of Bangkok and it would take 4 to 6 weeks for the city of angels to recover.  Come to think of it, 4 to 6 weeks is a long time!  But the irony is that most parts of the city is not yet flooded up to this time, despite the warnings that the flood would reach our area in the next 48 hours as of Wednesday.

My family have been to the city center today and everything is dry, except that almost, if not all of the shops, hotels and business centers there have sandbags outside their establishments.  We have also seen cars parked on higher grounds, such as the expressways.

So, yes, I agree with Mr. Surassawadee:  I think the Thai government should give a very clear picture to the Bangkokians, and clear instructions what to do, where to go, etc.  For sure it will all be up to them which area will be flooded at this time since they control the release of the water.  For a Bangkok resident like me, I would appreciate it if the government would be more transparent about  the situation.

View the full article here.

Cars parked in expressways, two days ago, and   sandbags piled in the city center.

Meantime, our family has been trying to get as ready as we could since the last two weeks.  We’ve lifted our things to higher grounds already, and have tried to hoard food and water in case the flood comes.  View my post about it here.

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