Major flooding in Bangsaphan

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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by bsb » 10 Dec 2016 21:28

to the best of my knowledge very few people in Suan Luang farang or Thai have insurance for floods

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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by migrant » 13 Dec 2016 16:25

bazfaz wrote:It is staggering to see the damage and all the heartbreak you folk must be suffering. I hope the skies are blue now.

We were in Bang Saphan for a few days at the beginning of February. I hope Theatre Villa is OK.
Theatre is fine. We are next door and had some bad problems, a little on the Theatre's side, but they are fine

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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by Big Boy » 14 Dec 2016 08:07

I don't think anybody has answered my question (apologies if somebody did). Did they give any warning before opening the dams? Anywhere else that would be corporate manslaughter if they did and people died if no warning was given.

An hour's warning would have at least given people time to move possessions higher within their dwellings.
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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by bazfaz » 15 Dec 2016 01:30

migrant wrote:
bazfaz wrote:It is staggering to see the damage and all the heartbreak you folk must be suffering. I hope the skies are blue now.

We were in Bang Saphan for a few days at the beginning of February. I hope Theatre Villa is OK.
Theatre is fine. We are next door and had some bad problems, a little on the Theatre's side, but they are fine
Is yours the house right by the beach next to Theatre? When we were there at the beginning of February there was a storm and waves caused quite a few problems. But it must be worse this time.

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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by buksida » 15 Dec 2016 07:57

Big Boy wrote:I don't think anybody has answered my question (apologies if somebody did). Did they give any warning before opening the dams? Anywhere else that would be corporate manslaughter if they did and people died if no warning was given.
You really think something as logical and sensible as this would happen in Thailand? :shock:

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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by Big Boy » 15 Dec 2016 08:59

That'll be a no then. Incredible, considering the potential dire consequences. I wonder if the guy with his finger on the button can sleep at night.
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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by indie73 » 16 Dec 2016 15:44

Hello

Im supposed to come to Bang Saphan in a few days, I was going to stay at the Theater Villa and go volunteer at Headrock shelter but I've just seen your posts about the floods... Are things back to normal? Do you if more heavy rains are supposed to come?

Thank you for your updates,

Hélène

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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by Big Boy » 16 Dec 2016 17:51

There you go, you're all going to get very rich, and live happily ever after.

http://news.sanook.com/2127922/
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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by migrant » 17 Dec 2016 06:38

bazfaz wrote:
migrant wrote:
bazfaz wrote:It is staggering to see the damage and all the heartbreak you folk must be suffering. I hope the skies are blue now.

We were in Bang Saphan for a few days at the beginning of February. I hope Theatre Villa is OK.
Theatre is fine. We are next door and had some bad problems, a little on the Theatre's side, but they are fine
Is yours the house right by the beach next to Theatre? When we were there at the beginning of February there was a storm and waves caused quite a few problems. But it must be worse this time.
We are next to the theater on the south side. Last year we had high seas in Jan and Feb, but OK. The bungalow is temporary, will build back a ways in 2017

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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by Mike Parker » 18 Dec 2016 10:18

Bangkok media reporting that storms and flooding belting Kho Samui and areas of Surat Thani Saturday.Quite a way from you guys we hope.

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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by buksida » 19 Dec 2016 07:39

indie73 wrote:Hello

Im supposed to come to Bang Saphan in a few days, I was going to stay at the Theater Villa and go volunteer at Headrock shelter but I've just seen your posts about the floods... Are things back to normal? Do you if more heavy rains are supposed to come?

Thank you for your updates,

Hélène
Welcome to the forum, yes, things are back to normal again now - skies are blue again!

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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by buksida » 19 Dec 2016 15:08

Took some shots today of some of the beach damage, this is all south of the Coral Hotel ...
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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by Big Boy » 19 Dec 2016 15:34

There are a few structures very close to the edge there. I have seen the effects of not dealing with such erosion on my beach walks from Hua Hin to Cha-Am. Those vertical walls of sand gradually crumble, and nature steals more and more land. There is a marked difference between properties that have kept on top of the erosion problem, and those who leave it to nature. Once nature takes a foothold, it moves fast.
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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by Burginator » 23 Dec 2016 19:40

Wie schauen die Bungalows im 8twentythree aus? Wäre über ein Nachricht erfreut.
Gruß Jürgen

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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by buksida » 24 Dec 2016 11:29

Flood water receded a couple of weeks ago - all is fine now.

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