Follow by Email

Search This Blog

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Bangkok under threat from flood

"The flooding situation is now considered a serious crisis," Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said in a nationally televised address, noting that 252 people have died across the country due to more than two months of heavy rains. While the capital has so far escaped major flooding, Yingluck said the city of 12 million people would not escape unscathed. "It is going to directly affect Bangkok," she said. Homes, roads and factories are already inundated just north of the low-lying capital and more storms are expected in the days to come. Many residents in affected areas have ignored the government s appeal to evacuate to safe areas, preferring to stay and guard homes submerged by the rising waters.The authorities raced to put up flood walls alongside canals and rivers on Bangkok s northern outskirts as huge amounts of muddy water flow down river. "Nothing could be worse than the current situation, but the most important thing is to prevent flooding in Bangkok and two industrial estates" north of the city, said Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi. A key test is expected in mid-October, when large amounts of run-off water reach the capital and high tides make it harder for the floods to flow out to sea.

Labels

Afghanistan (43) Africa (5) Africa Israel world (1) Airblue (1) Al Qaeda (7) Al-Qaeda (6) Algeria (3) Allah (1) Amazon (1) America (2) Amsterdam (1) Android (20) Andy Murray (6) Angry Birds (1) Apple (45) Apple and Samsung (5) Arab League (7) Argentina (2) Armstrong (3) Army (1) Arsenal (2) Asia (5) Asif Ali Zardari (3) Assassination (2) Aston Villa (1) Atletico Madrid (1) ATP (1) Aung San Suu Kyi (2) Australia (3) Australian Open (15) Ban Ki-moon (3) Bangladesh (13) Barack Obama (87) Barcelona (43) Basel (1) Bashar al-Assad (7) Bayern (2) Bayern Munich (9) BBC (1) Belgium (2) Benazir Bhutto (1) Bhoja Air (1) Bill Clinton (1) Bill Gates (6) BlackBerry (17) Blasphemy (1) Bolivia (2) Bollywood (1) Borussia Dortmund (3) Brazil (4) British (1) Burma (12) Canada (4) Champions League (15) Charles Taylor (1) Charlie Gard (1) Chelsea (27) China (75) Christian (1) Christians (1) CIA (10) Congo (2) Controversial (1) corruption (3) Cristiano Ronaldo (20) Cuba (3) David Beckham (2) David Cameron (1) David Ferrer (2) David Moyes (1) David Petraeus (1) Dell (2) Donald Trump (8) drone (15) Dubai (2) Earthquake (2) Egypt (54) Elections (15) EU (5) Europa League (3) Europe (8) Everest (1) Everton (1) Facebook (66) FBI (4) Ferrari (2) ferry disaster (1) Fidel Castro (1) FIFA (6) FIFA 13 (1) Firefox (2) football (4) Forbes (3) Formula 1 (2) France (19) France Paris Pakistan Iraq Afghanistan Palestine Syria Burma (1) French presidential election 2012 (1) Fulham (2) Galatasaray (1) Gangnam Style (6) Gaza (16) Gerard Pique (2) Germany (8) Google (67) Guardian (1) Gulf (2) Hamas (18) Hamid Karzai (1) Harlem Shake (1) Hezbollah (4) Hillary Clinton (7) Hong Kong (1) Hosni Mubarak (1) HP (2) HTC (5) Hugo Chavez (8) Iker Casillas (2) Imran Khan (3) India (55) Instagram (6) Internet (3) iOS (1) iPad (18) iPhone (30) iPhone 5 (14) iPod (2) Iran (97) Iran Iraq Israel Pakistan Syria Saudi Arab Shia Sunni Muslim Arab (4) Iraq (29) ISIS (1) Islam (8) Islamabad (1) Israel (119) Istanbul (1) Italy (9) iTunes (1) Ivory Coast (1) Japan (42) Jay-Z (1) Jelly Bean (1) Jerusalem (1) Jews (3) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (1) Joe Biden (1) John F. Kennedy (2) Jordan (3) Jose Mourinho (1) Julian Assange (1) Justin Bieber (13) Karachi (3) Kate Middleton (12) Katy Perry (1) Kenya (3) Khartoum (1) Kim Jong-un (4) King Salman (1) Kofi Annan (7) Kristen Stewart (6) Kulbhushan yadav (1) Kurdish (1) Kurdistan (1) Kuwait (2) Las Vegas (1) Latin America (1) Lebanon (7) Leo Messi (21) LG (2) Liberian (1) Libya (12) Liverpool (4) London (2) Lumia (3) Malala Yousafzai (26) Malaysia (3) Mali (5) Manchester City (12) Manchester United (37) Manhunt. The ten year search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad (5) Margaret Thatcher (1) Mario Balotelli (2) Mark Zuckerberg (14) Mars (1) Maryam Nawaz (2) McDonald (2) Messenger (1) Mexico (7) Michael Jackson (6) Michelle Obama (1) Microsoft (41) Milan (1) Miley Cyrus (1) missile (3) Mission: Impossible (1) Mitt Romney (26) Monica Lewinsky (1) Morocco (1) Moscow World (1) Mossad (1) Motorola (1) Mozilla (1) Muammar Gaddafi (5) Mufti Zia (1) Muslims (24) NASA (5) NATO (23) Nawaz Sharif (6) NBA (6) Nelson Mandela (7) Nemo (1) Netherland (2) New York (10) Newcastle (1) Nexus (3) Neymar (1) Nigeria (10) Nokia (6) North Korea (52) Novak Djokovic (11) nuclear bomb (4) nuclear test (1) OIC (1) Olympics 2012 (12) Oman (1) Omar Hassan al-Bashir (1) OneDirection (1) Oprah Winfrey (1) Osama bin Laden (25) Oscar (4) Pakistan (163) Pakistani intelligence services (14) Palestine (44) Palestinian (3) Panama (2) Panama gate (2) peace plan (5) Pentagon (1) Pep Guardiola (3) Peru (1) Pervez Musharraf (11) Peshawar (2) PGA (1) Philippines (2) plane crash (3) PlayStation (10) Premier League (43) Prince Harry (8) Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (1) Prince William (8) Prophet Muhammad (SAW) (1) PSG (1) PTI (1) Pyongyang (1) Qatar (4) Radamel Falcao (1) Rafael Nadal (7) RAW (2) Real Madrid (36) Red Bull (1) Robert Gates (1) Robert Pattinson (4) Roger Federer (9) Russia (22) Salman Khan (1) Samsung (17) Samsung Galaxy (16) Sandy (17) Saudi Arabia (31) Scotland (1) Selena Gomez (5) Shakira (2) Shia (1) Sir Alex Ferguson (3) skydiving (1) Skype (5) Smartphone (25) Social Networks (6) Somalia (3) Sony (9) South Africa (13) south Asia (1) South Korea (32) Southern Sudan (2) Spain (9) Sri Lanka (1) Stephen Hawking (2) Stoke City (1) Sudan (5) Sunni (1) Syria (150) Tablet (1) Taiwan (1) Taliban (11) tallest building (2) The Arab League (4) The innocence of Muslims (18) The race to the White House (2) Tibet (4) Tiger Woods (2) Tito Vilanova (1) Tom Cruise (2) Toshiba (1) Tottenham (2) Train crash (1) Tumblr (1) Turkey (29) Twilight (3) Twitter (32) UAE (5) Ukraine (2) UN (51) United Kingdom (41) USA (333) Usain Bolt (3) Valentine's Day (1) Veena Malik (2) Venezuela (11) Viber (2) Vladimir Putin (1) war (16) Washington (1) Wayne Rooney (1) West Ham United (1) WhatsApp (4) WHO (1) WikiLeaks (2) Windows (4) Windows 8 (9) wolfs (1) World Trade Center (3) Xbox 360 (6) Xbox 720 (7) Xbox One (6) Yahoo (5) Yash Raj Chopra (1) Yasser Arafat (1) Yemen (4) YouTube (10) Yusuf Raza Gilani (1)