Major flooding in Bangsaphan

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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by mark » 29 Dec 2016 21:13

So sorry to see this happen to my friends and neighbors in Bang Saphan.
Thanks to buksida for all the photos with descriptive captions.
Amazing the amount of water flowing through the Suan Luang beach area.
When I left end of May this year, the municipal water was being shut off repeatedly, and the main reservoir for BS was basically empty!
Hope you all have a quick recovery from this, and dry days come soon... 8)

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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by buksida » 08 Jan 2017 20:19

Four days of solid rain and the floods are here again:


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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by bsb » 08 Jan 2017 22:27

After missing the first flood,but being here for the second, driving around in SL the main reason for the flooding is all the CSers both thai and farang that fill their land without any regard for other people. Example the ten rai for sale on the way to the deaf school, fill the land all the way to the road,covering the drainage ditch. Scew everyone but me, i need to fill my land
To sell it. Wake the FU people you cannot stop the natural flow of water without severe problems. Farther north on the same soil ,same thing. The road to Why Not bar is a flood waiting to happen. The mai pen lai attitude is spreading to farang. I have lived here for almost 12 years and never have seen the problems we have today, of course Suan luang was a small peaceful village then without the huge influx of farang that just built homes without regard to the future

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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by buksida » 09 Jan 2017 08:53

I think you'll find the huge plots of land filled property are Thai owned. You cant blame white people for floods - there was a worse one ten years ago before people started buying land here.

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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by buksida » 09 Jan 2017 12:21

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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by buksida » 11 Jan 2017 12:11

Bailey bridges in place, Phetkasem reopened

Temporary bridges have been placed over the ends of two bridges on Phetkasem Highway, which had been cut off by strong currents, enabling traffic on the highway to resume from early Wednesday, the Highways Department announced.

The first Bailey bridge was built over the opening at one end of Nong Ya Plong bridge at kilometre marker 365 in tambon Chai Kasem of Bang Saphan district. The work was completed at 3.10am.

The second bridge was done 20 minutes later over the opening at one end of Wang Yao bridge on Highway 4 at kilometre marker 386 in tambon Thong Mongkol in Bang Saphan district.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/transpo ... m-reopened

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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by Mike Parker » 11 Jan 2017 18:33

You mess with the natural environment at your own peril be it land fill, re routing water natural courses,clear felling etc.This is not any new age philosophy, been proven through history

I believe Kho Samui .Kho Chang etc are classic example of that.Paradises trashed.

Thailand is still basically a 3rd world country in relation to its environment ,infrastucture amongst many other things.
No rules or restrictions just do what your own mind desires.Ignorance and self interest is bliss.

Heaven only knows what financial damage this flood will have on the local economy,businesses and residents

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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by bsb » 11 Jan 2017 19:51

Mike, you are 100% correct,try telling most thai,s that and some farang and you might as well be talking to a concrete wall
On the bright side property values will come down from the redicules prices people had in their dreams , that their property was worth, all land contracts in the last 30 days are null and void I am sure.

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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by buksida » 12 Jan 2017 10:56

A lot of the major destruction in Suan Luang was caused by land filled plots near the beach blocking natural water ways, those suffering the most damage were Theatre, Love @ Sea, iTalay, Bangsaphan Beach Resort and the great big boat/restaurant project (all Thai owned).

Some had even spent tens of thousands trucking in new land fill after last months flood and blocking up the path again with meager pipes for drainage. Of course all of this new land is now in the sea, you cant stop the path of water. Yes, there will be some cheap plots of land for sale around here soon.

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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by Big Boy » 12 Jan 2017 14:51

So a bit of an own goal then :?

It's not only here though - they're building on flood plains in the UK, and then wondering why there's a lot of flooding.

I wonder if those responsible will be held accountable. More importantly, will they be allowed to re-build?
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Re: Major flooding in Bangsaphan

Post by buksida » 13 Jan 2017 12:46

Took these in town yesterday, it looked like a war zone, so sad ...
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