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Water is now pouring out of the khlong into the soi. Here we go again. :o

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Water is now pouring out of the khlong into the soi.  Here we go again.  :o

I'm with you Wimpy. I am a few klics North of you and on the river. It is now about 4cm below entry into the lower level of my house, and some lower bldgs are already in up to a metre of water.

The river is still rising but at not too fast a clip, but still rising. I would estimate we are about 10 cm below the level of last months flood, maybe we will surpass that mark as the 40 year flood mark.

Good luck to you Wimpy. Looks like I may be shutting down all power in a bit. Good luck to all the rest that are now or will be affected by this rising water.

Hope to talk tomorrow.

Still waiting for any flood warning from the city or media, or anybody. Guess we have to wait for the helicopters to say they have saved us.

chok dee

Gonzo

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SH----it,

Just got a call from a friend that went by to check my house, He sent me thease pictures. The down stairs is flooded! Don't understand what happened...

I'm here in Los Angeles and feel helples at this moment.

Scott

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Some quick notes:

Wednesday morning, 9 a.m.

The road where I live next to the river is flooded to the north and south (again). Nong Hoi area flooded -- big meeting between ministers from China and Thailand underway at the Sheraton Hotel, so they get to witness it first hand.

Central Chiang Mai reported flooded in many places, but no first-hand knowledge. Canal Road and CMU area reported clear of any flooding this morning.

Still seeing a lot of debris racing down the river, so some place(s) getting torn up.

Overcast with dark rainclouds to the north -- more to come?

Sandbags all along the river in my area, people out in force, local gov't. appear to be doing a good job.

Not as bad as the last one. People certainly much better prepared.

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Sorry to hear of your losses Highonthai, and I can appreciate your feeling. I guess it just goes to show how wide spread the effects of this thing are.

I would hope to say that maybe the worst is over barring any rain in the next few days .

The tide seemed to turn between 5 and 6 AM this morning [Wednesday] and the water level is slowly going down.

Now just hope no dam operator decides to feel the need to protect his dam and opens the gates too soon.

I would say that this one came within cm's of the level of the 14th August flood. Its a little early yet to say but it appears that maybe this one didn't leave as much silt or still we just have not seen it.

Now to start with the wash down all over again , the same ground covered 3 times now in the last 5 weeks, here along the river. Replace just replaced doors and repaint just repainted walls yet again.

Lets all cross our fingers that this is the last one , at least for this year.

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In my area (Nong Hoi) the water is about 50cm lower than it was last month. It appears to have stabilized for now.

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I went out on my bicycle to check out the floods this morning. There are rapids on Charoen Rat Rd. (along the east bank of the river) from the Gymkhana club to the electric company!

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Chiangmai 16.30 hrs and just got back home after an adverturous drive to put it mildly. I took a load of shots from the bridge on the Super highway near Lotus through the city to Kampaengdin, south onto the Superhighway and back.

There are fifty shots posted HERE Just click to enlarge...Maejo

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Chiangmai 16.30 hrs and just got back home after an adverturous drive to put it mildly.  I took a load of shots from the bridge on the Super highway near Lotus through the city to Kampaengdin, south onto the Superhighway and back.

  There are fifty shots posted HERE  Just click to enlarge...Maejo

Does anyone know if there has been any damage to the road from Tak to Chiang Mai ?(sorry don't know road number) :o The road that goes through the mountains.

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Chiangmai 16.30 hrs and just got back home after an adverturous drive to put it mildly.  I took a load of shots from the bridge on the Super highway near Lotus through the city to Kampaengdin, south onto the Superhighway and back.

As always, a picture's worth a thousand words - great reporting. From what my untrained eye sees in your photos, it doesn't look like the water level is an awful lot lower than it was last month during the big flood. Anybody care to comment...?

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Does anyone know if there has been any damage to the road from Tak to Chiang Mai ?(sorry don't know road number)  :o  The road that goes through the mountains.

Do you mean the main four-lane highway that goes from Tak to Lampang (Highway 1 - not really all that mountainous)? Or are you talking about Highway 106, the back two-lane route across some serious mountains between Thoen and Li and then up to Chiang Mai? If Highway 1, I haven't heard anything about problems. It's a main transport route and I'm sure the highways department tries to keep it open.

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Does anyone know if there has been any damage to the road from Tak to Chiang Mai ?(sorry don't know road number)  :o   The road that goes through the mountains.

Do you mean the main four-lane highway that goes from Tak to Lampang (Highway 1 - not really all that mountainous)? Or are you talking about Highway 106, the back two-lane route across some serious mountains between Thoen and Li and then up to Chiang Mai? If Highway 1, I haven't heard anything about problems. It's a main transport route and I'm sure the highways department tries to keep it open.

Cheers ovenman, it sounds like highway 106. Any news on that route ?

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Cheers ovenman, it sounds like highway 106. Any news on that route ?

I recall reading about a month back about some washout warnings on highway 106 across the mountains, but nothing more recent than that. I suppose that for as long as this rainy season lasts, the danger is there. If you plan on traveling north via 106, might be best to inquire with some of the locals in Thoen before leaving Highway 1 (assuming you are coming from the south).

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Water has dropped about 10cm from today's peak. Hope it continues, I have to get to the airport tomorrow.

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Driving back from CMU on the canal road, the canal is back to it's normal level and the fishermen have left. :o Thai's do make the best of the worse.

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