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Flooding in Ubon Ratchathani the worst in 17 years

 

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The current flooding in Thailand’s northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani is the worst for 17 years, with the level of the Moon River measured at 10.97 meters, at the M7 measurement station at 8am today (Friday), higher than the record set in 2002.

 

Ubon Ratchathani governor Sarit Vithoon, however, said that the high river level was not as serious as the widespread flooding, which has left several communities in low-lying areas as islets surrounded by water.

 

Government offices in the municipal area were spared the flooding today but the road to the provincial airport is still underwater.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/flooding-in-ubon-ratchathani-the-worst-in-17-years/

 

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-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2019-09-14
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5 minutes ago, tifino said:

could have at least used a real photo! 

 

they'd tried to use the outer rim of a shiny tin roof, to depict high water - but forgot the visual effect is eliminated by the dry trees behind (the camera perspective is angled slightly downwards, and water supposed to be generally flat'n'level) the 2D displacement of buildings too, that don't stop the water edge in a straight line throughout

Who told you water is generally flat?

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How is the airport? 

Flights from Bangkok can land and return? 

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53 minutes ago, Khunangkaro said:

How is the airport? 

Flights from Bangkok can land and return? 

Yes...

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5 hours ago, tifino said:

could have at least used a real photo! 

 

they'd tried to use the outer rim of a shiny tin roof, to depict high water - but forgot the visual effect is eliminated by the dry trees behind (the camera perspective is angled slightly downwards, and water supposed to be generally flat'n'level) the 2D displacement of buildings too, that don't stop the water edge in a straight line throughout 

 

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While flooding is a terrible thing for those directly affected, it is a natural event, which happens often. And in this case, with much of the nation under drought conditions, it is a good thing. Some localized flooding. And some damage. But not a national tragedy on any level. Rain is a good thing. We needed alot of rain, and we got it. 

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How are you going Trans-how is the lake holding up?

 

The water has stopped about half a meter below my top floor and balcony.

That's about 7 meters above my yard.

 

Everyone has gone except my valiant stepson who is still there without power and water and still looking after the dogs.

 

Brave lad.

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1 hour ago, Khunangkaro said:

How is the airport? 

Flights from Bangkok can land and return? 

Yeah but take your swimming costume for when you get outside.

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16 minutes ago, Odysseus123 said:

How are you going Trans-how is the lake holding up?

 

The water has stopped about half a meter below my top floor and balcony.

That's about 7 meters above my yard.

 

Everyone has gone except my valiant stepson who is still there without power and water and still looking after the dogs.

 

Brave lad.

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Wow, this being the 2nd floor - that's terrible!  Hope the damage is repairable once the water goes away.

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31 minutes ago, transam said:

thanks... they had sooo much opportunity, an sourced material, to show it how it really is 📹 

 Material gets out, via the private sector, because at the top; the big man was calling fake news on the warnings...

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