Tuesday, October 25, 2011

How deep is it?

Not so deep yet. Should we be concerned about the new flood gauge in front of our condo?
Flood waters are slowly making there way into Bangkok, but have not reached our area yet. The fear of flooding has left Bangkok rather empty. I've never seen Rama IV road in front of our condo this empty at 5:30 on a Monday night.

There are plenty of flood defenses up around the neighborhood right now. My favorite is this 7 Eleven. It's still open, although rather tough to get in to thanks to the new 3 ft high concrete wall around it. Really, there is a sandbag staircase over the wall just around the corner so you can get in. It's a bit of a chore.

Here's a picture of the empty streets of Bangkok taken later in the evening.
Here's a similar shot from a few weeks ago.

This little fella was caught on the north side of Bangkok yesterday. Isn't he cute?

Due to the flooding at the factory I will be heading back to the U.S. tomorrow morning to help with production there. Mary is staying behind to keep working at her school. She is well stocked with food and water. Hopefully things stay dry in our neighborhood so she won't need her emergency supplies.

Mary was very sad that I won't be around to help decorate for Christmas, so we put up the Christmas tree a bit early. This made her happier.

1 comment:

  1. I hope your trip goes well and that things start settling down better in Bangkok soon.