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Posted on January 30, 2014 – 04:02 am
Latest flood map at Bangkok, its serious

The situation in Bangkok is always critical to the apex of the flooding is expected for Friday night. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra spoke of a critical situation. Who can somehow leaves from the capital of many intercity buses are overcrowded and Pattaya or Hua Hin, one gets barely a hotel room not flood the roads leading out of Bangkok were heavily traveled, according to authorities information.
The Ministry of Defence has 50, 000 troops deployed with 1, 000 boats and 1, 000 trucks to help with evacuations in the metropolis of 12 million can. Also, 100 schools were declared as emergency shelters and should provide space for 10, 000 people, the local press reported today the Thai.

Now today the Foreign Office has issued a travel warning for Bangkok and central Thailand.

"Since mid-October, the floods threaten Bangkok as well.

Of non-essential travel to the Greater Bangkok and Central Thailand is strongly discouraged. Travelers should immediately contact their tour operators in connection to discuss the possibility of shifting the trip or change the itinerary.
Outlying areas of Bangkok are already flooded. According to information from the Thai authorities have in the next few days with flooding in all districts including downtown (possibly with restrictions in the electricity and water supply and the transport system) werden.http expected :/ /

But the Foreign Office adds, however: "The International Airport Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi Airport is still open and available way to achieve both of Bangkok's city center as well as the tourist centers south of Bangkok such as Pattaya and Hua and also for connecting flights in the not the flooding affected tourist areas are used. Note the refrain from non-essential travel to Bangkok, do not apply to transit stays at Suvarnabhumi airport. "

What the office but does not write that is, according to the Tourism Authority of many domestic flights are fully booked

The people who live in the inner city of Bangkok to German Embassy opinion he sure yet "So far there is no real danger, " said Ambassador Rolf Schulze. An evacuation of compatriots was not necessary. "Right now the international airport is open, and the government will continue doing everything possible to make it so", the German ambassador.

Also with us the consequences of the floods are now to feel that has led to massive losses in the production of hard drives in Thailand.
The manufacturer Western Digital, it was said that the halt in production in two factories will lead to price increases. The short term, the hard drive prices have risen by 20 percent.
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