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Thai Floods Ease in North, Still Threaten Bangkok

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Floodwaters continued to threaten central Bangkok Monday even as clean-up efforts begin in some areas north of the city where waters have receded. Authorities said the death toll in Thailand’s worst floods in a half century has gone over 500, with drowning blamed for most of the deaths. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said her cabinet […]

Thai Floods Death Toll Reaches 506

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Thai officials said Sunday the death toll from Thailand’s worst flooding in 50 years has reached 506. The officials said the flood waters were threatening Bangkok’s largest outdoor shopping zone, the famed Chatuchak market, and the subway system, and new evacuations were taking place in the city 12 million. Local authorities ordered evacuations in 10 […]

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Thai Flood Death Toll Rises Past 500

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Thai officials say the death toll from Thailand’s most severe flooding in 50 years has climbed to more than 500. Authorities say the flood waters are threatening Bangkok’s largest outdoor shopping zone, the famed Chatuchak market. The Associated Press reports water has inundated a two-lane road underneath Bangkok’s Mo Chit Skytrain station, one of the […]

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Thai PM Says Flooding in Bangkok’s Center Will Be Minor

Posted November 5th, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Thailand’s prime minister assured the residents of Bangkok Saturday that flooding in the capital’s center would be minor and brief. In her weekly radio address, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said a barrier of huge sandbags had been completed and drainage systems would keep the city’s economic and political center mostly dry. Bangkok residents have been […]

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Thai Floods Continue to Strike Poor, Migrant Workers

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Residents of the Thai capital, Bangkok, said floodwaters continued to rise Wednesday in poorer neighborhoods to the north and west of the city center, which remains largely dry. The contrast between the dry city center and the flooded poorer suburbs is feeding rising anger against the government, which is using a network of makeshift barriers […]

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Bangkok Flooding Continues to Strike Poor Suburbs

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Anxious Bangkok residents say floodwaters continued to rise Wednesday in some neighborhoods to the north and west of the city center, outside the network of barriers that has kept the city center largely dry. In one western neighborhood, soldiers were helping residents to carry their belongings through the waist-deep water as they headed for higher […]

Thai Anger Grows as Floods Hit Some, Spare Others

Posted November 1st, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Anger and frustration are rising in Bangkok’s northern and western suburbs, where successful efforts to save the city center from swirling floodwaters have led to even more misery. In some cases, vigilante groups have broken holes in the makeshift barriers protecting central Bangkok to let the waist-deep floodwaters escape more quickly from their own communities. […]

Thailand Fights to Channel Flood Waters, Spare Capital

Posted October 22nd, 2011 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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VIDEO: APExpress 4 – 10/22/2011 7:38:00 PM – AP-APTN-2330: Thailand Floods 2 Thailand’s authorities are trying to channel the floodwaters through Bangkok canals in an effort to spare the city center as floods put more pressure on the barriers protecting the capital. Some of the northern suburbs have already seen waist-high water. One third of […]

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Thai PM Says Floods May Last at Least a Month

Posted October 22nd, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says the kingdom must endure at least one more month of flooding before waters recede. In her televised weekly address Saturday, the Thai leader said floodwaters could reach one meter high in Bangkok. She urged residents of the capital city Friday to move their possessions to higher ground. The worst […]

Flood Death Toll Reaches 342 in Thailand, Waters Reach Bangkok

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The death toll from floods in Thailand has reached 342 and floodwaters are reaching outer Bangkok. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra urged residents in the Thai capital Friday to move their belongings to higher ground, but she asked them not to panic. Water rose to knee-level in some places after flooding over canals in Bangkok’s northern […]

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