Originally Posted by jonoslack
Quite right too - but there are mixed messages, a little googling tells many different stories.
Added to which different people have different agendas (not suggesting Robert of course).
Let's also hope that things are better than they are being portrayed in some places.
Unfortunately, things are worse rather than better. At the moment, what will happen is anybody's guess. They just sent out evacuation warning for Makkasan, a low lying area in Central Bangkok. The flood in Ayuttaya where the camera and other electronics factories are located will probably be flooded for weeks or even a couple of months.
Unfortunately, this flood was not unexpected. It's been very close for several years now, and little or nothing has been done to prevent it. Homes and rice fields in central provinces have been flooded routinely year after year to "save" Bangkok.