Surin Pitsuwan, the native son of the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, and currently Asean Secretary General, has been tweeting from early morning from his hometown which is being wrecked by fast-rising flashfloods.
His tweets tell the story.
He asked: "What have we done to deserve the wrath of Nature?"
Another tweet: "OMG! It's coming very fast from all directions."
With another picture, Surin tweeted: "Young students are preparing for the worst."
Yet another picture taken by "Citizen Reporter" Surin carried this caption: "This 'was' our school compound until now. It's a lake!"
Another tweet from the Asean secretary general: "Water, water, water!"