pictures from September 28th and 29th in a few areas around Chiang Mai

On south section of 1st Ring Road: heading up bridge over Mae Nam Ping River.  Many vehicles stopped to check out the flooding of the river.  This is from the first day of the flooding at about 5:30pm.

On south section of 1st Ring Road:river flooded over on the east side here.

On south section of 1st Ring Road: road on west side still okay at this point but probably flooded over that night or the next day.

On south section of 1st Ring Road: you can see food vendors back behind Tawee.  Making the most of the opportunity given I guess!

On south section of 1st Ring Road: this is at 9:30pm on the 28th as we were heading home from a friend’s house.  River is continuing to rise.

 On south section of 1st Ring Road: road still passable on west side at this point.

In Nong Prateep area of Chiang Mai, behind the Mekong Center on the morning of Sept. 29th: the water from the Mae Nam Ping River had reached this yard that we normally walk through to get to Khun Et’s for lunches.

In Nong Prateep area of Chiang Mai, behind the Mekong Center on the morning of Sept. 29th: our fearless field director and Mekong Center manager and building maintenance guy assessing the situation and the precautions already taken.  No water yet at the Mekong Center by 10:30am or so.

In Nong Prateep area of Chiang Mai, behind the Mekong Center on the morning of Sept. 29th: water’s getting high in the drains though.

In Nong Prateep area of Chiang Mai, behind the Mekong Center on the morning of Sept. 29th: sandbags are up to block water from getting to the first floor. 

In Nong Prateep area of Chiang Mai, behind the Mekong Center on the morning of Sept. 29th: All furniture, etc. has already been moved from the first floor to the 2nd floor and other elevated areas.
In Nong Prateep area of Chiang Mai, behind the Mekong Center on the morning of Sept. 29th: by about 11:00-30am water starts to creep in to the underground car park.  This also happened 2 or 3 times in 2005 when there were very bad floods in Chiang Mai.

In Nong Prateep area of Chiang Mai, behind the Mekong Center on the morning of Sept. 29th: water’s coming in from here I think.

In Nong Prateep area of Chiang Mai, behind the Mekong Center on the morning of Sept. 29th: another neighbour beside the office property.  Pots, pans, plates, etc. floating around from their kitchen area.

In Nong Prateep area of Chiang Mai, behind the Mekong Center on the morning of Sept. 29th: water starts coming in from under the cement wall from the neighbour’s yard.

In Nong Prateep area of Chiang Mai, behind the Mekong Center on the morning of Sept. 29th: when we left at about 11:30am, the water had reached this point up the road.

On 1st ring road on north section, over the Mae Nam Ping River: viewing the rain in the mountains to the west of Chiang Mai.

On 1st ring road on north section, over the Mae Nam Ping River: river’s incredibly high.

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