Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year starts with specter of flood from Bangkok to South

Picture taken by @mahan_mcot posted on Twitter this morning of at the Sugei Padi Market in Narathiwat...

2012 starts with natural disaster hitting the South. Heavy downpours on New Year's Eve hit southern provinces of Songkhla, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat, submerging many areas in those provinces this morning.

At 10.00 this morning, authorities at the southern commercial centre of Hat Yai Municipality raised the yellow flag as a warning for local residents to start preparations for moving things higher and possible evacuation if things get worse.

The specter of last year's severe flooding in the south has surfaced yet again, only a few days after Bangkok was declared "officially dry" by Bangkok Governor M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra.

It's an ominous beginning for the Year of the Big Snake.

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