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Our Flooded Life In Sisaket......

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Willie closed shop about 2 years ago and have since moved to Phuket been back a couple of times but are happy staying in Phuket.

I was drinking with him 2 days ago in Franks so he still cannot keep away from SSK!

Hope everyone stays safe and healthy after this trouble. The 226 SSK/Surin road reopened today after the usual temporary road/bridge repairs using toffee.

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I feel your pain though you are worse hit than me. I live in the housing estate on the right just after the prison when coming from the Amphur offices.I assume you are in the same area?

I am currently living alone (long story) and my Thai sucks but Monday I started to get the idea of what was going on and luckily my landlord showed up with a truck and 4-5 strong guys and my house were emptied in 2 hours and he is storing my stuff for me AND put me up in a room, with air con, wifi and a fridge and apologized for not having a TV.

I went back to the house today still about 80cm of water in the street but the house were dry but there should be more water coming sad.png I think its going to be a while before we get dry.

hope it has gone by october 11th i will be staying at the pompumar hotel..

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I feel your pain though you are worse hit than me. I live in the housing estate on the right just after the prison when coming from the Amphur offices.I assume you are in the same area?

I am currently living alone (long story) and my Thai sucks but Monday I started to get the idea of what was going on and luckily my landlord showed up with a truck and 4-5 strong guys and my house were emptied in 2 hours and he is storing my stuff for me AND put me up in a room, with air con, wifi and a fridge and apologized for not having a TV.

I went back to the house today still about 80cm of water in the street but the house were dry but there should be more water coming sad.png I think its going to be a while before we get dry.

hope it has gone by october 11th i will be staying at the pompumar hotel..

I don't think the Pompiman Hotel has had any trouble. Its the surrounding areas that are the problem including the approach roads.

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A relative owns a house in that flooded area and I remember the last time the house flooded was back in 2003. That time they had a metre of water in the house. They say it's a lot deeper this time.

Sisaket has a facebook page (all in Thai). It's got plenty of flood pics on it. People are getting some good fish catches from the floodwaters.

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I really feel for you and the rest of the people in your area.I can not imagine what it must be like to have your home and land submerged in some much water.

Thank you for sharing those photos with everyone,the photos really bring the harsh reality home.I for one find them shocking but appreciate them at the same time.

One more thing I would like to add is to commend you on your actions in helping with the relief work in the boat,lost your home to the waters but still have the compassion to help others .........that shows heart and character wai.gif

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Sorry about the flooding in "Kunlawadee Village". I bought a house there when they were new. I think early 90's. We had one flood there that had 3-4 feet of water. I packed my daughter out on my shoulders . we had many warnings of floods coming but usually had maybe 6 inches in the house. I sold the house in '05 and came back to the U.S. with wife and daughter to get my daughter in a decent school system. Have you ever ran into Willie from Belgium or , Neil from California, I moved there in early 80's with 15 years in Kunlawadee. The best of everything to you and pray you will bounce back and have the restful live that can be had in Sisaket. Take care

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Thanks. Yes, I do know Willem from Belgium, but he'd left Kulawadee many moons ago. Haven't heard anything from him. The Canadian Grad seems to be divorced from his wife. He used to live in Soi 7, when he was here.

No idea about a Neil..but must have met him.

Life must go on. Feel sorry for so many others too.We'd just moved into this place after the temple and then a flood. Life's a bitch.-wai.gif

Willie closed shop about 2 years ago and have since moved to Phuket been back a couple of times but are happy staying in Phuket.

That's not the same Willi, we're talking about. Willem the guy from Luxembourg used to live in Kunlawadee, while" Lung Willy" used to live at the other side of Sisaket.-wai2.gif

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I feel your pain though you are worse hit than me. I live in the housing estate on the right just after the prison when coming from the Amphur offices.I assume you are in the same area?

I am currently living alone (long story) and my Thai sucks but Monday I started to get the idea of what was going on and luckily my landlord showed up with a truck and 4-5 strong guys and my house were emptied in 2 hours and he is storing my stuff for me AND put me up in a room, with air con, wifi and a fridge and apologized for not having a TV.

I went back to the house today still about 80cm of water in the street but the house were dry but there should be more water coming :( I think its going to be a while before we get dry.

There are good people everywhere irrespective of their nationality and i commend the person who went out to help you.

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Sirchai, great post and super comments from other members.

Despite the adversity, a heartwarming read.

All the very best to you and your family.

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Some guys already broke in our house two days ago. No idea how many things they took away, yet.

The flood was caused by a dam in Phusing, or Khuk Khan province. They kept the old, in a very bad shape dam full until it blasted. It wasn't the rain that did such damage to many peoples' lives.

It was human ignorance and stupidity. A deadly mixture. This flood even affects our marriage, as nothing is how it was before.

We'll never move in this house again, but have to wait until the water's gone. A never ending nightmare. Would be so nice to wake up to realize that it was just a dream. Just a dream.

Hundreds of people live near the "While Bridge? ) Saphan Kao) and the city hall under unbelievable circumstances. -wai.gif

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Sirchai, great post and super comments from other members.

Despite the adversity, a heartwarming read.

All the very best to you and your family.

Thanks a lot. I wish we wouldn't have a flood. Trying to build a time machine now at the technical college in Sisaket. Or maybe an Arch Noah.-wai.gif

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Short Update. Photos were taken today, the 6th of October. Many dead animals around the area.Burglars broke into our house at least three times. We're staying at a lovely woman we know a long time and now looking for another house.

Should anybody know a decent house that's not ion the flood area, we'd be more than happy if you page me.

The floods are under control. They must be kidding.....-wai2.gif

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Sirchai, thanks for the photos. Must be heartbreaking to start over again. I hope other people will help you and I'll check on a house in Sisaket area.

Good luck to you and your family.

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