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My town is flooding

Discussion in 'Residing in Thailand' started by Stamp, 2 Nov 2016.

  1. Stamp

    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    Several areas in Amphur Mueang Phetchaburi, the provincial capital of Phetchaburi province are flooded. It started in the night of 31 October and 1 November 2016. Our school which is close to Petchkasem Road closed today and tomorrow. I'm living in one of the areas that has been flooded. Currently the water sips into my garden.

    Here are some pics of my neighbourhood.

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    The mean street.

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    Entrance of the primary Soi.

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    Main street.

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    Primary Soi.

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    Secondary Soi - the Soi where my house is. My house is on the right.

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    Our Soi-dog.
     
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    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    Our school's soccer-filed looking south-west. Center-right is Petcharat Hospital. The hospital lays at Petchkasem Road, the main artery from Bangkok to the south.

    Last night I saw footage that in that area parts of Petchkasem road were flooded.
     
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    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    My front gate.

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  4. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    hope you, your loved ones and your property stay safe.
     
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  5. Stamp

    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    Thank you. Will keep you posted.

    The nasty thing is there isn't any official info on what the situation will be later today, tonight or tomorrow.
     
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    sirchai Well-Known Member

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    Stamp, your post made it happen that I've got tears in my eyes. It reminded me of all the troubles we went through which finally went on for months. Nice that relatives from Germany all in a sudden put some cash together and sent me some cash, I really needed.

    I truly hope that it stops raining and nothing will happen to you and your house/ furniture, vehicles, etc..

    It was 3 years ago and it didn't happen because of the rain. Two dams where they knew that they're built with shitty material broke and the water came from two sides. I was already at school, left on a Monday morning at 6 am and the flood was so strange and fast that most people had no time to get the important stuff out.

    Stamp, try to get as many sandbags as you can. There should be a place where you can pick up a certain amount.

    If it's raining somewhere else, it's also filling up the river and the water comes. Water always find its way.

    Stamp, I wish you the best and hope that nothing will happen. If you have a second floor be happy. Even if nothing happens, start to move expensive things out and think about ways how to elevate stuff for half a meter, if possible.

    I found my old thread, please have a look: Our Flooded Life In Sisaket...... - Isaan Forum - Thailand Forum
     
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  7. Gor Blimey Guvnur!

    Gor Blimey Guvnur! What the duck ! Staff Member

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    Oh sheeeet Stamp ! I saw that the river was way up on Saturday when I crossed it coming from Cha-Am .....looks worse/higher than pics before in 2012 the big flood year.
    Keep well Stamp and sandbag up a bit for the garden ...from memory the house no problem.
    Xxx GBG.
     
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    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    You're right.

    Preparations are done for my office as that one is on garden level.
     
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    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    Some shots in the area. IMG_1321.JPG

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  10. Gor Blimey Guvnur!

    Gor Blimey Guvnur! What the duck ! Staff Member

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    Just come across this Stamp ....made the news. Maybe the rest of the week off for you. (Some info for you, doesn't look good and doesn't really give you a guide as to what is going to happen in the next few days, other than high tide doesn't help matters).

    BTW: I take it "Phetchaburi dam" is Keng Krachan ... it was shut tight on Saturday and the river a mere trickle ...why would they open it when the resevoir was a good 3 meters down from what it should be this time of year? I was there Saturday morning.

    Phetchaburi town submerged after river overflows

    "Phetchaburi town is now under water with almost all roads in the municipal areas being submerged after the Phetchaburi dam discharged excess water into the Phetchaburi river, causing it to overflow banks.
    The widespread flooding has forced several schools, particularly kindergarten and municipal schools in the town to close for at least four days.

    A section of the Phetkasem Highway passing Phetchaburi, particularly from Phetcharat hospital to Ban Lad, or from Kilometre 157-159 is now under 30-40 centimetres of water, posing difficulties for small motor vehicles to pass.

    Highway police were deployed on the highway to give advice to motorists driving to the South to use other alternative route instead.

    But for traffic to Bangkok, small vehicles can still pass the section as flood level is not high.

    In the town, unaware motorist trying to drive through the flooded area but later got stuck in flood almost reaching car roof top.

    The Phetchaburi dam has increased excess water to 184.55 cubic metres per second.

    The flood situation in the town remained critical today particularly during the high tide period, forcing the draining of water in the town into the river to slow down.

    Small vehicles are now advised to bypass the flooded areas in the town as water level remains high."

    Source: Phetchaburi town submerged after river overflows |
     
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  11. DavidUSA

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    That is no joke.
     
  12. professeur

    professeur Well-Known Member

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    I'm living in Petch too so all these images look very familiar.
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    This is the entrance to my school; no gate duty for me for the next few days.

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    This is what I love about the Thais; they stay positive no matter what. Business as usual on this wet and very unusual day. I saw some lady getting a haircut in a shop submerged in about one foot of water earlier on.
     
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    ^Wow, amazing! I guess they are used to this? lol
    Keep safe. I can't see how this can be healthy.

    Take Care, Stamp and family! Hopefully the floods subside soon.
     
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  14. sirchai

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    The engine of the Scooter is almost under water. Some more rain and you won't see motorbikes driving there.

    I really hope that you stay dry, it's an ugly experience when you're basically homeless.

    The year we got hit, plenty of people had to shower at a place the Army provided near the city hall. But only a water hose, no cabins...

    I knock on wood.
     
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  15. Stamp

    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    First of all, thanks for the info.

    Phetchaburi dam is officially called Phet Dam and is in Thayang. A place somewhere between Mueang and Khaeng Krachan. The word is that that dam had to deal a lot with water from a reservoir in Hua Hin and Nong Ya Plong. The latter is north in the province.
     

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