Thailand Flooding Aerial Footage

October 31, 2011

With a hat tip to the sharp eyed commenter who pointed me to this. I don’t think this is getting as much play in the US media as it should, considering the scale.

Description:
This footage was shot on board a Thai Army Bell Jet Ranger helicopter on 25 October 2011. They generally flew from central Bangkok near Victory Monument (not flooded) north over the Chao Phraya River (Main river going through Bangkok and threatening to flood it). They flew north to north west generally over Nonthaburi, Bang Bua Tong, Pathum Thani out to a remote village near Ayutthaya where they dropped relief supplies. Then they looped to the east slightly returning to Bangkok.
For more info, see the youtube page


Especially note flooded agricultural land, starting about 3 minutes in.

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3 Responses to “Thailand Flooding Aerial Footage”


  1. “I don’t think this is getting as much play in the US media as it should, considering the scale.”

    Covering catastrophic weather events “over there” is not profitable. Did you know that Kim Kardashian is getting a divorce? Was Herman Cain harrasin’ or just flirtin’ 15 years ago? Those are the really big stories.

  2. BlueRock Says:

    Horrific.

    Made a little bit worse that I’ve visited Thailand a few times – walking in the mountains up north, a little bit of island hopping in the south and touring Bangkok. Thai people are very warm and friendly. Sad to see this happening to them.


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