Good news as yesterday the Thai government declared that the surge of water from the north had passed Bangkok and the governments effort to save the city was a success!
This map illustrates why I do not believe the government
The Thai government handling of the flood crisis here has been abysmal. Rather than focusing on providing accurate information, the government leaders are more focused on protecting their personal assets and positioning themselves well politically. The basic model outlined below has been repeated dozens of times over the last 2 weeks.
Step 1: Announce the government will do everything in its power to save "location x"
Step 2: Declare the governments actions were successful in saving "location x"
Step 3: Announce that despite the excellent efforts to save "location x" it is still at slight risk
Step 4: "Location x" is completely inundated with flood water
Example: Nava Nakorn Industrial Estate
Step 1 (Oct 14) "Oldest Industrial Estate Battles On"
Step 2 (Oct 16): "Nava Nokorn Safe"
Step 3 (Oct 17): "Nava Nakorn On The Verge"
Step 4 (Oct 17): "Prime Minister Sorry Nava Nakorn Flooded"
Today Bangkok's governor declared that Bangkok may still be in danger. This sounds an awful lot like we just moved on to step 3.