Major Ratchayothin (Pahonyothin-Ratchadapisek) Intersection Flooded – Yes, NOW We’re Flooding – Knee Deep

Military truck picking up and dropping off pedestrians a few blocks before Ratchayothin intersection

 

I took a stroll down my soi this morning to take photographs at the intersection of Pahonyothin and Ratchadapisek intersection in Bangkok, (our soi is two blocks away from the intersection) as we’d heard it was completely flooded and that flood waters would be in our soi within the next few hours.



Oddly, even though Central Ladprao intersection in the other direction was also flooded, our area of Pahonyothin was still completely dry (but not for long, with water coming at us from three directions now).

It’s now 1:45pm and our soi is just beginning to flood. At the bottom of the soi, we have flood water probably 40 meters into the soi, at a depth of about 20 centimeters, but it’s rising fast. We’re expecting abot 50 centimeters on the entire length of the soi by the end of the day.

These photographs are of the Vibhavadi-Pahonyothin intersection at 9:45-10:00 am this morning – Yes Mum, we’re flooding.

 

Every house on my soi looks like this - with homeowners having built concrete walls to stop the floods entering their property (it doesn't work, as the water comes up the drains)

 

One block before Ratchadapisek-Pahonyothin intersection opposite the Elephant Building (water moving towards us)

Military trucks heading towards intersection

Thai military directing traffic and helping pedestrians at Ratchadapisek-Pahonyothin intersection

There are at least 50 military personnel at the intersection helpiing out

The Thai military have done an incredible job during Thailand's worst floods in almost a century

Yes, Thais still use their motorbikes when it floods

Getting off the bus, 100 feet from the intersection - "Yes, we'll be wai naaming soon"

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