Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Over the past week or so, there has been some severe flooding in Thailand.  It started in the Northern provinces but has now spread to the Southern ones.  Some places are under as much as three meters (~10 feet) of water.  The economic impact is estimated to be in the billions. 

We were actually very lucky that the storm did not come a week earlier.  The Koh Sumui ferry and airport are currently closed.  The Bangkok Post reported that the ferry to Koh Sumui was closed, although it wasn't clear if they were allowing people to leave the island.  There was a report that there were tourists trapped on a nearby island. 

Overall not a great year for Thailand.  At least this wound wasn't self-inflicted.

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