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    Surin Flood

    Just curious if the flood waters have cleared up in Surin and through Prasat down on to the border market, etc. Is traffic heavy in any areas on the main roads due to the flooding at the moment? Maybe the floods have passed in Surin. I'd like to check out the border market this week some time. Is it better to wait until next week?

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    I am curious about flooding on Hwy 24 from Prasat to Sangkha. My wife was heading up there this coming weekend but if the roads are not passable she will cancel.

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    lots of traffic on the road from praesart to sangkha so the road is likely open - apparently was closed on the dual track from praesart to surin

    I am going from sangkha to surin this morning on the lamduan road so I will know later what it is like - it was cut at tap tan when the water was highest

    I know someone went back on the bus to bangkok last night so I will ask them how it was

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    ^Cheers mate!

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    Just did a border run yesterday Chok Chai to Chang Choem highway 24 to prasat. Rivers were very high and the sides were still flooded but the roads were all open all the way to the boarder so no problems there.

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    went to surin today from Sangkha - road was fine

    in surin went to the bus station and big C - evidence of flooding (mud) but the water had receded

    will probably be going down to chong chom from sangkha on thursday

    if beazelbob can get from chok chia to praesart then the road from bangkok sounds passable - I was told the flooding had cut west of nong ki , so it must be open now

    the bus did not go last night with my friend - tonight is the new departure

    will call tomorrow and find out how the journey went

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    Think there is another tropical depression on the way. depending on river systems and how much run off they can take, more flooding on the way.

    Have no idea of the rain fall we have had, but work on the number of rubber tapping cup we lose, so far 400.
    Big floods 3 years ago 600, but the rain has not stopped yet. Jim

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    Gadzooks! I've got to go on Sunday.

    Any more info on the weather, Jim?

    I'd rather lose a couple of days on the visa than overstay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner View Post
    Gadzooks! I've got to go on Sunday.

    Any more info on the weather, Jim?

    I'd rather lose a couple of days on the visa than overstay.
    Where are you going to and from. We have mountains a flash floods, but the run off is fairly fast. it's the flat lands that have the big problems. Jim

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    from sangkha through to bangkok is ok - the commuter bus went down last night with a friend

    sunny here in sangkha at the moment - though surin predictions are thunderstorms during the day

    http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/...0.1.48432&MR=1

    the big rain looks to be a few days away - currently lashing the phillipines

    http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/

    and no actual tropical systems listed

    http://www.tropicalstormrisk.com/

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    Thanks for the update. The other day I went from Rattanaburi to Srisaket and just before I got into Srisaket where the two lane road wides to four they had it blocked off. They directed me off a side road so I followed that a bit until they alternative route went into a rice field. There I saw slow traffic on a one lane road so I said f it and turned around. I'm not sure if they cleared that up yet; if not, then expect some delays on that road. That would be the main road into Srisaket. I think there was also a major mess between Sikoraphum and Utumpornpisai near that reservior you can see by the road in Sikoraphum. This is also the highway from Surin to Srisaket. It all may have passed by now but who knows. The rain from the storm filled our reservoir from dry to overflowing in two days. Amazing little storm. Luckily we are on high ground so we'll never have a problem with flooding. Others in our district aren't so lucky. Some of the small villages out by the Mun river are in water.

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    I saw a Nakonchai air bus in sangkha this morning , so maybe the surin to praesart road is still closed as they normally do not come into sangkha

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    shat. Got to get to chong chom.

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    May be something new coming from Vietnam soon. Just have to wait and see.


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    That sat pic looks kind of bad, we have not had a dry day in the last 20. Ground can't hold water and it all runs straight down river.

    Buntharik was flooded a few days ago and that's not a normal thing. Takes a long time for the run off from the mountains to die down,
    Would not like to be down river from me, that big red dot is not good news.
    Better stock up on booze as it looks like we won't be getting out for a bit. Jim

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    The rains seem to be coming more often again in northern surin. I wonder how long the rainy season which started very very late for us this year will last. Usually by November the rain stops but this year who knows. I just spoke with a cop at a flooded area on the border of Srisaket/Surin and he said that the water was the highest it has been at that location in 40 years. Two weeks ago the locals would have said it has been the driest it's been in 40 years. One storm flipped the whole story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner
    shat. Got to get to chong chom.
    road to sangkha from surin is ok - I will be going to chong chom markets tomorrow afternoon from sangkha

    everybody expects flooding again as all the dams need to release water - how skillfully it will be done can only be guessed at

    I am keeping everything up stairs for a while yet

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    Don't know if this is just one of the normal thunders storms we get here, but the lightening, thunder and rain have been constant for the last 4 hours.
    Depression may have arrived, as I am on the Lao land border and this stuff moves west some of you may be in for a drenching before long.
    Baton down the hatches. Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner
    shat. Got to get to chong chom.
    road to sangkha from surin is ok - I will be going to chong chom markets tomorrow afternoon from sangkha

    everybody expects flooding again as all the dams need to release water - how skillfully it will be done can only be guessed at

    I am keeping everything up stairs for a while yet
    If you get a chance can you give me an update when you get back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister View Post
    Don't know if this is just one of the normal thunders storms we get here, but the lightening, thunder and rain have been constant for the last 4 hours.
    Depression may have arrived, as I am on the Lao land border and this stuff moves west some of you may be in for a drenching before long.
    Baton down the hatches. Jim
    Around 4-5pm the skies turned and odd orange hue and not long after the rains came. We got some good rain last night probably from that which passed you but by near 9pm it was gone with no rain since. All quiet at the moment.

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    Road from sangkha to chong chom was fine.

    But sitting in the carpark of the market here now and it has been pissing down for the last 30 minutes.

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    Thanks for the update - out of green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by youneverknow View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister View Post
    Don't know if this is just one of the normal thunders storms we get here, but the lightening, thunder and rain have been constant for the last 4 hours.
    Depression may have arrived, as I am on the Lao land border and this stuff moves west some of you may be in for a drenching before long.
    Baton down the hatches. Jim
    Around 4-5pm the skies turned and odd orange hue and not long after the rains came. We got some good rain last night probably from that which passed you but by near 9pm it was gone with no rain since. All quiet at the moment.
    Still raining here, not heavy, but not stopped from last night. Jim

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    rain only lasted 30 mins

    and the road back from chong chom was fine - just a couple of puddles

    so you have a clear run from surin - sangkha - chong chom

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    Dry up in northern surin today. The TV is saying we should get something this weekend.

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