If you’re away from Bangkok and worried about your house, or have friends in the city and want to know if they’re under water or not, there’s a handy website that can tell you. All you need to know is the zipcode of the house and the website ‘Is My House Flooded’ will tell you the percentage of chance your house is under water. 100% you’re in trouble. 2%, hardly likely. At 20% the little square goes red, warning of danger.
My area, which is next in the path of the flood, (Chatuchak) is currently at 7% and, I can tell you, I can’t see any water anywhere yet.
But….be aware, Thais talk about an area “flooding” even when it’s only an inch deep. Water that shouldn’t be there is a “flood” in Thai language so, just because the website shows 100%, it may not be up to waist high but only six inches or so.