Update on the flooding in Thailand

Thailand is currently looking more like a water park than your favourite holiday destination!!!!

The worst flooding in decades has left over 100 people dead and thousands in need of emergency aid.

In the last week, the city of Hat Yai in the Southern province of Songkhla has been particularly badly affected and the tourist mecca of Koh Samui was forced to close it's airport and was left without electricity and other essential services for a prolonged period.

Here are some pictures of the devastation in Hat Yai.....




In the immortal words of Sir Alex Ferguson it's a bit "squeeky bum time", if you're living in Songkhla.
At home, here in Banglamung (which is on the outskirts of Pattaya city in South East Thailand), we have been very lucky, with only some lower lying areas being hit. The worst our soi has experienced is a few overflowing drains. However, this has meant I have been clearing up shit smelling rubbish for the last couple of days....but on the birght side at least I'm not homeless!!!!

For more photos and news about the flooding the following links are very useful

http://www.accuweather.com/blogs/news/story/41002/south-thailand-flooding-trigge-1.asp

http://thailakorntv.com/2010/10/latest-flooding-in-bangkok-thailand-news/

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