Thanks Guys and I am back home safely and thanks again.
Meet up with stlee 29 on the way back just to say thanks and that I am Ok.
Situation is bad in some place and the highway is still closed. Had to re route through one of the last route to the south. Hope is doesn't get any worse. This is the worst flood in South Thailand and loss of life is on the raise and prayers for those affected by the flood. http://i1.makcdn.com/Business2009/Me...three_cols.jpg
some pictures on my return journey back home.
Floods trap thousands in southern Thailand
BANGKOK (Tuesday,Nov 2, 2010): Floodwaters on Tuesday trapped thousands of people in Thailand's popular tourist city of Hat Yai, as heavy rains continued to plague the country.
Hat Yai Mayor Prai Pattano said floodwaters between one and two metres deep had inundated more than 80% of the city, 700km south of Bangkok, trapping more than 30,000 people in their homes and making it difficult for foreign tourists to leave.
Hat Yai airport was still operating Tuesday but train and road access to the city had been cut off.
Hat Yai, a popular destination for Malaysian and Singaporean tourists, was hit by a tropical storm that slammed into Thailand's south-eastern coastline Monday. Widespread flooding in Thailand's southern provinces has cut the train service to the region.
High seas in the Gulf of Thailand also forced ferry boats servicing popular tourist islands such as Koh Samui and Koh Tao to stop operations Tuesday.
The Thai Navy has dispatched an aircraft carrier to get emergency relief supplies to Hat Yai and evacuate patients from city hospitals.
Hat Yai has suffered a citywide blackout, Mayor Prai said. "No one had expected that the situation would be so critical," he said.
Thailand has been hard hit by unusually heavy rainfall since Oct 10, which meteorologists blame on the El Nina weather phenomenon, caused by an unusual cooling of the Pacific Ocean.
At least 104 have died in flooding in central Thailand over the past three weeks, according to the disaster prevention and mitigation department, and affected the livelihoods of some 3.5 million people.
The country has not experienced such devastating floods in 25 years, said Anond Snidvongs, director of the South-East Asia START programme, a Bangkok-based global monitor of weather patterns and global warming.
"It is not clear to what degree global warming plays a role in this, but obviously society is not well prepared to even deal with the current climate challenges," Anond told the German Press Agency dpa.
In Hat Yai, for instance, he said city planners had built too many roads, blocking off possible drainage routes and spillways for floodwaters. "We need to make people realise that water and weather extremes are part of life now," Anond said.
The government has allocated about 20 billion baht (RM2.07 billion) in emergency assistance to some 632,000 households affected by the floods nationwide. The floods are expected to shave about 0.32% growth off the economy this year. – dpa
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