22 Oct '11, 4am

Thailand floods to last weeks

Thailand floods to last weeks

BANGKOK: Thailand's prime minister warned Saturday the kingdom would endure at least one more month of flooding, telling anxious residents in the capital Bangkok to prepare for possible metre-deep water. The authorities have launched a high-stakes attempt to channel the floodwaters from the central plains out to sea through canals in the city, which has already seen waist-high water in parts of its northern outskirts. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who has invoked a disaster law to take full control of the emergency response, told Bangkok residents to move their belongings at least one metre (3.3 feet) off the ground. "Bangkok must open all floodgates to allow the water through," said Yingluck. "So during this long weekend residents should move belongings, cars and other valuable things to places at least one metre high." "There is a huge volume of run-off water from ...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/vi...

Tweets

'Thai floods may last 6 more weeks': Thai Prime...

todayonline.com 22 Oct '11, 10pm

BANGKOK - Thailand's catastrophic floods may take up to six weeks to recede, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said yeste...

Thailand's worst floods in half a century have ...

todayonline.com 21 Oct '11, 9pm

BANGKOK - Thailand's worst floods in half a century arrived in the capital yesterday, as Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatr...

Pictures: Floods major test for Thailand's novice PM

Pictures: Floods major test for Thailand's novi...

straitstimes.com 23 Oct '11, 4am

hailand's worst floods in decades are a baptism of fire for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, observers say, as the poli...

Last Saturday Night

It's one thing to puke after drinking. It's another to wake up in someone else's bed, to find that the clothes you had was...

Bangkok floods could last weeks: Thai PM

Bangkok floods could last weeks: Thai PM

channelnewsasia.com 26 Oct '11, 6am

BANGKOK - Thailand's premier on Wednesday warned a confused and on-edge Bangkok that incoming floods could last for four w...

Pictures: Bangkok's floods could last weeks: Thai PM

Pictures: Bangkok's floods could last weeks: Th...

straitstimes.com 26 Oct '11, 8am

A man wades through a flooded temple in Bangkok on Oct 26. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's premier on Wednesd...

Imagery Before & After: Floods in #Cambodia Oct...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 21 Oct '11, 10pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images A series of tropical storms and heavy monsoon rains combined to make 2011 the worst...

Singapore's rice imports from Thailand & Cambodia won't be affected despite floods there: Ambassadors

Singapore's rice imports from Thailand & Cambod...

straitstimes.com 24 Oct '11, 1am

Thai Ambassador Nopadol pedalling on a bicycle-powered water filtration system on Sunday at Singapore Polytechnic's CD Lio...

Thailand declares holidays to cope with flood crisis: BANGKOK: Thailand on Tuesday declared a

Thailand declares holidays to cope with flood c...

channelnewsasia.com 25 Oct '11, 6am

BANGKOK: Bangkok's second airport shut down Tuesday as floodwaters advanced into the Thai capital, forcing authorities to ...

Floods in Cambodia: The swollen Mekong River an...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 21 Oct '11, 10pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images A series of tropical storms and heavy monsoon rains combined to make 2011 the worst...

Flash floods hit parts of Singapore - Yahoo! vi...

sg.news.yahoo.com 21 Oct '11, 6am

Flash floods hit parts of Singapore in the early afternoon of Friday after a torrential downpour in the morning. In a Face...

Thailand floods – Japanese automakers likely to...

paultan.org 17 Oct '11, 2am

It looks likely that Japanese automakers will suspend production at their manufacturing facilities in Thailand for at leas...

Floods advance in Bangkok

channelnewsasia.com 27 Oct '11, 8am

BANGKOK: Thousands of nervous Bangkok residents flocked to bus, rail and air terminals Thursday while heavy traffic snaked...

Keystone pipeline’s last defense: Cold, hard ca...

grist.org 21 Oct '11, 5pm

Photo: doctorwonder What do you do if you've lost an argument? Say you really really want to build a big pipeline from the...

Last Kiss

thegirlstarmist.com 31 Oct '11, 4pm

Heard it on someone’s blog and thought it was tragically beautiful. I still remember the look on your face Lit through the...