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    Swampy has indundated mubans, schools, parks, shops, every thing just to keep operating. The schools near it have been close for 10 days now as they pump the water out. four sides mind you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    Swampy has indundated mubans,
    Best wishes for the inundated, but, on a selfish note, do you reckon they'll keep it running for the next 7 days.

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    ^Not that i believe what they are writing about Swampy.

    Bangkok Post : Suvarnabhumi safe, banks to help flood victims
    Fascists dress in black and go around telling people what to do, whereas priests... more drink!

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    Does any one know off of the top of their head what time is high tide for tonight and tomorrow night? How much higher than normal do they expect the tide to be?

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    I will be landing at Swampy on Friday, so hopefully there will be no flooding. My layover is about 4 hours and then on to Udon. Sorry to hear about all the flooding and I am hoping everyone on this thread remains safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers
    I will be landing at Swampy on Friday,
    I hope to fly in and out on Saturday.

    Watch this space.

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    I heard a rumour yesterday that due to a typhoon in the Phillipines, Bangkok is gonna get a severe soaking on the 14th

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceburat1 View Post
    Does any one know off of the top of their head what time is high tide for tonight and tomorrow night? How much higher than normal do they expect the tide to be?
    Tide table BKK

    Didn't tranfer right sorry

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    http://tides.mobilegeographics.com/c...month/362.html

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    Swampy, although surrounded by canals on all sides is well above the water level. It would take something pretty catastrophic to flood the place to closure levels.

    As aged one said. the water from there has been pumped into the nearby areas after which it (supposedly) flows into the canals and out to sea.
    Last edited by Professorfart; 12-10-2011 at 02:12 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers
    I will be landing at Swampy on Friday,
    I hope to fly in and out on Saturday.

    Watch this space.
    Not to worry there is always plan B.
    U-Tapao International Airport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey
    U-Tapao International Airport.
    To Russia ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Professorfart View Post
    Swampy, although surrounded by canals on all sides is well about the water level. It would take something pretty catastrophic to flood the place to closure levels.

    As aged one said. the water from there has been pumped into the nearby areas.
    And then?

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    ^Sorted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
    ^Not that i believe what they are writing about Swampy.
    Thx klong. That article was reassuring.

    When are the major flood zones (Ayutthaya province) going to be back to normal? How long is a normal shut-down due to the floods? When will the highways be ready for safe passage to the north(Chang Mai)? Thx for the info guys, i am trying to understand and level my expectations of this situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Professorfart View Post
    ^Sorted!

    Plan "B:?

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    ^Plan "B" is to open the airfield reservoirs and klongs into estuarine areas south if pumps and /or reservoirs can't cope at airport.

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    Bangkok kept on edge



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    Bangkok should have escaped the threat of being flooded, as water travelling southwards has passed its peak while preventive measures are in place and dykes around the city and along the Chao Phraya River are intact, a senior Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) official said yesterday.

    "We are quite sure that Bangkok can be saved from flooding, after monitoring tide reports last week with the Department of Royal Irrigation [RID], and finding out that the influx of water travelling through many Central provinces has passed its peak, and the water volume in the Chao Phraya is 4,000 cubic metres per second, far under a critical level," said Narong Jirasappakunakorn, director for the drainage information system division of the BMA's Department of Drainage and Sewerage.

    "I can assure you of that. It's not worrying. I guarantee it," he added.



    On Bangkok's west, Sala Thammasop Road will act as a barrier if dykes beyond it collapse, or are destroyed by disgruntled flood victims, while many canals can accommodate water from the Tha Chin River. "This is one example of a Plan B we have," he added. Meanwhile a primary mechanism, dubbed Plan A, such as continuing drainage and existing concrete or reinforced sandbag dykes, is intact.



    In case Plan B is compromised, water can still be conveyed southwards to a royally initiated catchment area in Samut Sakhon's Mahachai area connecting southern Bangkok.



    From the north, water travelling along the Chao Phraya River flows down Rangsit Canal in Pathum Thani, and in case of overflow, runs into nearby Prem Prachakorn canal, to be blocked by a major road that doubles as a barrier.



    Water entering Bangkok from the east from Pa Sak Dam in Lop Buri flows down Hok Wa Canal, and if it overflows or watergates are destroyed, it will travel southwards along Romklao and King Kaew roads, which also double as barriers, preventing flooding of eastern Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi Airport. The highest Chao Phraya water level was 2.27 metres above sea level at the record volume of 5,500 cubic metres per second, back in 1995, when no walls had been built. The minimum height of the dykes along the Chao Phraya is 2.5 metres, while the maximum is 3 metres in areas facing higher risk.





    "There will be no flash flooding in large waves of 60 centimetres high, because the water has passed its peak, as we have checked tide reports with the RID. The water volume at Pa Sak Dam has been stable for a week at about 1,050 units per second."



    There is one risk factor, however, that could lead to flash flooding and high water levels - watergates or clay and sandbag barriers being destroyed by disgruntled residents, he said. But those facilities and important locations are being monitored and guarded. "In case of extreme circumstances, we must let the water flood some areas while preserving those that are more important."



    Prime Minister Yingluck Shina-watra said she had instructed military and civilian agencies to strengthen several dykes in eastern Bangkok and dredge five major canals: Phra Ong Jao Chaiyanuchit, Jorrakhe Yai, Bang Chalong, Lat Krabang and Nong Ngoo Hao. These will help drain water from heavily flooded Ayutthaya and Nakhon Sawan more easily, while preventing water from combining with tides and flooding areas it passes, she said.



    Work on this must be completed before October 15 Saturday, when peak seawater tides are expected.



    The government's Flood Relief Operations Centre said a dyke was being built at the order of Yingluck, near Rangsit Canal 8, which links the Chulalongkorn 1 canals.



    Later she flew to oversee bagging of 1.7 million sandbags for distribution to Bangkok residents, and then to observe an operation at Rangsit and Sam Wa canals in Samut Prakan, to make sure it was completed before Saturday.

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    I have heard stories about some people destroying retaining walls and dykes to protect their own properties from flooding but passing on the problem to others.

    I also heard the story about one community collaborating as a unit and to support each other.

    It's strange how some people react when they face a problem.

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    Does this mean they're not going to do the 1000 boat show.

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    i'm torn between listening to the panicking misses and inflating my armbands, believing my brain and thinking there's no way the water will rise enough to flood the condo and wanting to be prepared just in case..

    one minute i'm happily sipping my beer and the next i'm running down the road checking what the neighbours are doing and stocking up on pies..

    it's an emotional rollercoaster..

    i just bought 2 lots of tape.. i dunno even if it's waterproof... but it looked like a good idea from an earlier picture...

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    I just heard through the grape-vine that a number of industrial estates (including the Honda Factory) have been flooded in the Samut Prakarn/ Bang Plee/ Bang Po Area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    industrial estates (including the Honda Factory)
    That was on the news yesterday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    That was on the news yesterday
    Sorry about that Thety. I have not turned on the TV for a week as I have been building retaining walls.

    Anyway I am glad someone's on the ball, you keep us posted mate.

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    Make sure to rinse down after being in flood water, esp. feet and sandals.

    The water's got all sorts of hong kong foot and infections.

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