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Ubon Ratchathani floods?

Posted by agedflashpacker on 22/10/2011 at 19:17

Hi
We are travelling to Ubon Ratchathani and on to laos in 2 weeks time. Is this area badly affected by the floods, and is this making travel across the border to Laos difficult?

#1 agedflashpacker has been a member since 22/10/2011. Posts: 2

Posted by Captain_Bob on 22/10/2011 at 19:31

No problem over there. Ubon and the Chong Mek border are far from the currently affected area.

http://www.thaitravelblogs.com/2011/10/map-of-flood-risk-areas-in-bangkok
http://www.thaitravelblogs.com/2011/10/map-showing-flooded-roads-in-thailand
http://www.google.org/crisismap?crisis=thailand_floods_en

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 22/10/2011 at 23:10

P.S. Last year about this time the Chi and Mun rivers which converge near Ubon did overflow and cause a lot of flooding. So far seems alright but in two weeks you'll want to check again. Who knows?

#3 Captain_Bob has been a member since 27/5/2006. Location: Thailand. Posts: 1,902

Posted by MADMAC on 22/10/2011 at 23:51

By and large the Korat plateau hasn't been too bad. We were pretty saturated about four weeks ago, but at that time the rains here really began to taper off, and the last week it hasn't rained at all.

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