UPDATED 06.11.2011: Good Websites on the Flooding in Thailand

(Latest revision and update: Friday 04 November 2011)

Information for residents about the flooding in Bangkok in English language is not easy to find. Here are a few links. Any reader who finds more good links, please use the comment box to share them with the rest of us! 

Esri’s map. http://203.150.230.27/FloodMap/index.html This map is not bad. Click the tick boxes 2, 4, 6, 7 and 9, 10. Then you get a pretty good image as far as the road net is concerned if you just add 1 or 2 km to all the red lines on flooded roads. Disregard the information about the extend of the flooding – it is over a week old.

This simple flood map is quite good regarding the extent of the flooding  bit.ly/vpCD32

This website has also a quite up-to-date map: http://flood.longdo.com/en

This static map shows the elevation of land in Bangkok. Blue areas are likely to be inundated first: http://bkkbaseface.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/flood_annotated.jpg

Excellent Thai site with maps http://flood.gistda.or.th/ A bit scary, since a local district with some streets flooded is considered flooded and thus painted blue. On the other hand, in districts without blue colour, all streets will be bone dry.

This map is updated by ordinary citizens: http://www.gamling.org/ 

Useful map showing where it is raining in Bangkok at this moment: thairainmap.com

Here is the government’s page. From a poor start, it is picking up. For Thai language readers, it provides good information and a map that is about two days behind the real situation. Too bad they don’t care to provide an English language version – it would help restore the tremendous loss in confidence in what they are doing:

Daily situation survey without reader comments: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/forum/18-Thailand-News-clippings/

Short, straight news:  http://www.tannetwork.tv/tan/

As-it-happens reports from twitters: http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23thaifloodeng

Bangkok Post: http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews 

The Nation: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/breakingnews/

Danish Embassy: http://www.ambbangkok.um.dk/da/menu/Omos/Nyheder/?WBCMODE=PresentationUnpublished

Swedish Embassy: http://www.swedenabroad.com/Page____4908.aspx

Norwegian Embassy: http://www.emb-norway.or.th/Norsk/Kunngjoringer/Flom-i-Thailand/

Richard Barrow is doing a good job here: http://www.thaitravelblogs.com/2011/10/map-of-flood-risk-areas-in-bangkok/

You may contribute: A publicly editable document for collecting flood info and tips. http://t.co/eEWSkQ5i

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