Friday, April 1, 2011

Flooding and landslides in southern Thailand

If you are thinking about going to southern Thailand or to one of the islands in the Andaman Sea for a holiday, you may want to hold on to that plan. The torrential rain not only affected our own Perlis state, it is also causing mud slides in southern Thailand.

Thai soldiers joined the search for victims of deadly mudslides that engulfed homes in the flood-hit south, as naval boats rescued hundreds of tourists stuck on holiday islands.

Full story: The Star..Thai navy rescues tourists stranded on islands


  1. too many disasters everywhere. :(

  2. there seems to be more and more natural disasters now!!! signs of 2012??

  3. Lina, I think we have too much water than we can handle what with global warming and ice melting.

    And yet surprisingly in KL,

    Says Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd corporate affairs department executive director Abdul Halem Mat Som: “We only have 6% reserve (of water supply). By right, we should have 20%. During the dry season, the demand goes up, so the reserve is gone. We cannot maintain a 20% reserve, which is why the Selangor government is buying water from Pahang.”.. How Liveable is KL? - interesting article.

  4. SK, possibly. What will happen come Dec 21 2012 could be anyone's guess.