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Bangkok Flooding Oct 29 ( 9 photo)

A selection of photos of flooding in and around Bangkok on Saturday, October 29. Photos by Post Photographers.

29 Oct 2011
The entire Thon Buri area is expected to be submerged within three days with signs that northern runoff could overwhelm attempts by City Hall and irrigation officials to defend the western part of the Chao Phraya River.

The entire Thon Buri area is expected to be submerged within three days with signs that northern runoff could overwhelm attempts by City Hall and irrigation officials to defend the western part of the Chao Phraya River.

Soi Watcharapol on Ramintra Road is now under 80cm of water and impassable to small vehicles. In some areas of the soi, floodwater has reached 1.5m.

Soi Watcharapol on Ramintra Road is now under 80cm of water and impassable to small vehicles. In some areas of the soi, floodwater has reached 1.5m.

Froc has rejected a proposal to dig up roads to facilitate the flow of water into the sea. The results of an aerial survey suggest the present method of dredging canals and using pumps can do the job as well or better.

Froc has rejected a proposal to dig up roads to facilitate the flow of water into the sea. The results of an aerial survey suggest the present method of dredging canals and using pumps can do the job as well or better.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra claims floodwaters inundating outer areas of Bangkok are expected to start receding in the first week of November.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra claims floodwaters inundating outer areas of Bangkok are expected to start receding in the first week of November.

People evacuate flooded areas around Krung Thon Bridge. Meanwhile, Bangkok governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra ordered residents in western Bangkok's Thawi Wattana district to move out.

People evacuate flooded areas around Krung Thon Bridge. Meanwhile, Bangkok governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra ordered residents in western Bangkok's Thawi Wattana district to move out.

Pol Gen Pracha Promnok, Director of the Flood Relief Operations Centre (Froc), orders the relocation of Froc headquarters from the flooded Don Mueang airport to the Energy building complex on Vibhavadi Road.

Pol Gen Pracha Promnok, Director of the Flood Relief Operations Centre (Froc), orders the relocation of Froc headquarters from the flooded Don Mueang airport to the Energy building complex on Vibhavadi Road.

The Ministry of Transport has prepared 3,000 buses to evacuate up to 350,000 Bangkok residents, in case the flood situation worsens.

The Ministry of Transport has prepared 3,000 buses to evacuate up to 350,000 Bangkok residents, in case the flood situation worsens.

The Provincial Electricity Authority cut off electricity to Wat Na Wong, Rangsit University, Bandit Mansion and Muang Ake Village 1 to 9 in Pathum Thani's Muang district, due to the high level of floodwaters.

The Provincial Electricity Authority cut off electricity to Wat Na Wong, Rangsit University, Bandit Mansion and Muang Ake Village 1 to 9 in Pathum Thani's Muang district, due to the high level of floodwaters.

Phra Sumen Fort at Phra Athit pier is inundated. Several other areas of Bangkok, including Chinatown, are flooded up to 1m on some streets.

Phra Sumen Fort at Phra Athit pier is inundated. Several other areas of Bangkok, including Chinatown, are flooded up to 1m on some streets.