Kondisi Umum Darurat Banjir Bangkok Tanggal 30 Oktober 2011 (Bahasa)

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Posting ini diambil dari e-mail yang dikirimkan Pak Sulaiman Narowi,  salah satu staf KBRI Bangkok yang berkompeten dalam menyampaikan info terkini berkaitan dengan banjir di Thailand:

1. Di hari ketiga status awas pengaruh pasang air laut, kondisi banjir di Bangkok sebelah Barat dan Timur tampak meluas terutama warga yang tinggal di sepanjang aliran sungai dan kanal. Hal ini ditandai dengan ketinggian air di kanal-kanal yang menjadi aliran utama penyaluran air banjir baik ke wilayah Timur atau Barat sungai chao phraya. Namun demikian, status awas dan waspada masih berlaku bagi wilayah-wilayah yang belum atau tidak terkena banjir khususnya yang saat ini tinggal didalam kota Bangkok, agar terus memantau situasi terhadap kemungkinan tidak efektifnya pengendalian aliran banjir di sebelah Utara kota Bangkok dan untuk selalu siap siaga dengan kemungkinan situasi terburuk dikarenakan jebolnya pintu air sebelah utara dan tanggul di sungai Chao Phraya. More

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Flood evacuees, volunteers begin to arrive at Rajamangala Stadium

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BANGKOK, 24 October 2011 (NNT) – More flood evacuees are traveling from Thammasat University Rangsit Campus to Rajamangala Stadium after inundation prompted a need for their relocation while a number of volunteers have arrived at the new shelter.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and Sports Chumpol Silpa-archa observed the condition of Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok, which had been designated as the new evacuation center for flood-affected people from Ayutthaya and nearby areas. The previous evacuation center at the Rangsit campus of Thammasat University, which was housing around 3,800 people, had to be shut down after floodwater successfully penetrated the dyke surrounding the university and inundated the entire campus. More

Graphic of Estimated Flooded Area at Bangkok and Its Northern Provinces

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Source : http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/263347/more-districts-evacuated

Flooding in Thailand (Update on 27 October 2011)

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This is summary of situations at Bangkok collected from some sources:

1. MR Sukhumbhand (Bangkok Governor) said 90% of Don Muang district has already been submerged by rising floodwaters (Bangkokpost).

2. Floods have become more widespread in many parts of Bangkokand residents in Don Muang, Bang Phlad and Thawi Wattana districts have been urged to evacuate to safety immediately (Bangkokpost).

3. Don Mueang airport have been closed for commercial flight and airlines moved to Suvarnabhum Airport (Bangkokpost).

4. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said yesterday (26/10/11) there was no need at this stage to relocate the Flood Relief Operations Command (Froc) even though Don Mueang Airport, where the command is based, is swamped (Bangkokpost).

5. Airplanes that are ready to land on Suvarnabhum airport have to fly around on Bangkok sky to More

Academics: Floods certain to hit inner Bangkok (NNT News, 24 Oct 2011)

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A leading expert has warned Bangkokians to prepare to live with floods, which may persist for a long time. While the government seems reluctant to clarify the flood situation in inner Bangkok, Assoc. Prof. Seri Suparatit of Rangsit University has answered Bangkokians’ doubt, making it clear that the capital will certainly experience floods, which may persist for about a month. The runoff is estimated at 12 billion cubic meters, equal to the capacity of Bhumiphol Dam.  More

Flooding in Thailand (Update on 23 October 2011)

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Last update : water have occupied some districts in Bangkok city area, unfortunately including Don Mueang where the government flood center has been working at. If you want to volunteer at Don Mueang, please make sure first that you give them a call to update whether DM is accessible and flood center is maintained to be there. Below is a graphic showing the water inundation in Bangkok area taken from Bangkokpost. Click on image to see it clearly.

Source: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/262704/deluge-reaches-city-north

Want to volunteer in Bangkok? Go to Don Mueang Airport (as long as it’s not yet flooded)

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This year flood in Thailand which is said to be the worst flood in the last 60 years, if not in its history, has drawn high level solidarities of its people in the capital, Bangkok. You can see that at Don Mueang airport that currently is set as the flood management and response center where hundreds of volunteers work relentlessly to pack foods and water and to form themselves into human conveyor belt transporting the packs from the piles to the trucks. This activities go on around the clock for 24 hrs a day with trucks come and go distributing the packs from Don Mueang to many flood affected areas. The local and farang volunteers work hand in hand happily sacrificing their Saturday night they used to spend in malls or cinemas. Please see the comment field far below to see how to go/how to volunteer. Below are video and pictures I took last Saturday night (15/10/11).

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