Hat Yai residents have learned the hard way - that prevention is not always better than a cure. The South's main commercial hub has been swamped by two disastrous floods within a span of 10 years.
A pickup truck is lifted above the floodwaters on a garage hoist. It was one of the few vehicles to escape damage from flash flooding in Hat Yai in the 2010 crisis. PATTARACHAI PREECHAPANICH
That's an occurrence too frequent for comfort, they believe, especially considering it should not have happened at all.
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