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Post by Zidane » August 16, 2014, 1:02 pm

3 hours of heavy rain have led to flooding in several parts of Udon,earlier this morning,with several sois becoming impassable.
Amongst the areas affected were Nonsamrong, the ring road near Tesco Lotus,Nong Sim,Ban Hoy and Phosi road.
Floods are receding now but drivers have been asked to still take care,especially with more rain forecast later.
Just when I thought our chance had passed,you go and save the best for last.

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Post by Barney » August 16, 2014, 1:21 pm

Zidane wrote:3 hours of heavy rain have led to flooding in several parts of Udon,earlier this morning,with several sois becoming impassable.
Amongst the areas affected were Nonsamrong, the ring road near Tesco Lotus,Nong Sim,Ban Hoy and Phosi road.
Floods are receding now but drivers have been asked to still take care,especially with more rain forecast later.

That's a funny one, thia drivers taking care.

How do they pass these messages on in Udon for trouble hot spots? Serious question.

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Post by Shado » August 16, 2014, 1:26 pm

We saw lots of coverage of the Udon Thani flooding on the Bangkok TV channel 3 this morning.

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Post by old-timer » August 16, 2014, 1:29 pm

Barney wrote:How do they pass these messages on in Udon for trouble hot spots? Serious question.
Word by mouth. And its fast. Seriously.

OT................. \:D/

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Post by Barney » August 16, 2014, 1:34 pm

old-timer wrote:
Barney wrote:How do they pass these messages on in Udon for trouble hot spots? Serious question.
Word by mouth. And its fast. Seriously.

OT................. \:D/
Thanks old-timer
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Post by parrot » August 16, 2014, 2:55 pm

The weapon of choice for most people with smartphones is either LINE or Facebook. It's also the way many people find out about police checkpoints. That's probably why you see so many people, including motorcyclists with a phone in their hand.

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Post by Drunk Monkey » August 17, 2014, 2:58 am

parrot wrote:The weapon of choice for most people with smartphones is either LINE or Facebook. It's also the way many people find out about police checkpoints. That's probably why you see so many people, including motorcyclists with a phone in their hand.
And exactly the reason the new RE-INFORCED NO PHONE WHILST DRIVING LAWS ......are now being noted (well done the army big cheese ),, LINE WTF is life really that hectic ...great for business tho !

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Post by parrot » August 20, 2014, 7:12 pm

For anyone thinking of raising the white flag on further rain, you might want to think again.......According to one report, the levels in reservoirs feeding the city are as follows, as of 19 Aug:
Banjan 70%
Sam Phat 51%
Huai Luang 25%

วันที่ 19 สิงหาคม 2557 ตรวจสอบน้ำในอ่างเก็บน้ำหลักของ จ.อุดรธานี อ่างบ้านจั่น 70 เปอร์เซนต์ , อ่างฯห้วยสามพาด 51 เปอร์เซนต์ , หนองหานกุมภวาปี (เรียงลำดับตามภาพ) ส่วนอ่างฯห้วยหลวงมีเพียง 25 เปอร์เซนต์...อุดรธานีฝนตกไม่ทั่วฟ้า

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Post by Shado » August 20, 2014, 7:24 pm

The Huai Luang figure is indeed disconcerting. Seems that reservoir has steadily decreased in stored volume the past several years.

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Post by Shado » August 22, 2014, 8:25 am

We arrived back from BKK Wednesday afternoon at about 17:00 hours. It began raining at that time. Since then (the past day and a half) we've had 8.89 cm (3.5 inches of rain) here in Ban Jan. Hopefully we can get something like that on a weekly basis until the dry season sets in. Would really like to see the reservoirs fill up.

I'm wondering in the increased water usage here in Udon due to construction and development is taking so much water from Huai Luang that it cannot recover as quickly as it did in times past.

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Post by Svein66 » August 22, 2014, 9:32 am

We have "village water" and last year we didn`t have any water for about 3 months (May-August), but we haven`t been cut off at all this year, so it looks like there`s more water somewhere this year compared to last. :D

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Post by jingjai » August 22, 2014, 12:01 pm

I'm wondering in the increased water usage here in Udon due to construction and development is taking so much water from Huai Luang that it cannot recover as quickly as it did in times past.
I think that is a fair assessment.
Remember, there is a price to pay for all this unneeded (IMO), stuff we keep getting for the "new and improved" Udon.
So, the next time one feels the desire to ooh and aah and gush about yet another unneeded new home improvement center, IT center, housing estate, etc... Think about this: no unlimited amounts of water anymore, or water rationing.

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Post by stattointhailand » August 22, 2014, 12:34 pm

At least we haven't reached the stage of Police helecopters flying overhead to spot lawns that are GREEN not brown in peoples gardens as they did in SE England a few years ago :shock:

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Post by merchant seaman » August 22, 2014, 2:29 pm

Truck loads of land fill before building must contribute to flooding of the surrounding land that hasn't been filled in.
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Post by BossHogg69 » August 22, 2014, 5:36 pm

It would help if the drains were regularly cleaned and flushed through, just have a look in one and you will see that its capacity is down to about 10% due to sediment and rubbish, just also look at the new ones on the new ringroad section already half full of dirt, not even cleaned out at installation, not a chance of ever carrying their full capacity of water flow.

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