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By Aaron Hartig
Mar 31, 2011
Anyone hear of any issues with this flooding going in Thailand? Im headed there in 2 weeks to Krabi/ Koh Yao Noi and wondering if anyone is down there now or has just gotten back? Ive searched the web a bunch just seems like N.Thailand and the Gulf of Thai.

Any info would be excellent.

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By Sam Lightner, Jr.
From Lander, WY
Mar 31, 2011
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Its a mess, but its not a trip changing mess... or maybe it is.

There are serious flooded areas in all of the southern provinces. Mudslides are a big problem. The rain has been torrential, but it has not been something that has not been seen before. What makes it odd is that it came at this time of year. Its a bit like having a big snowstorm in September. It can happen, but its not normal. Torrential rains happen in the rainy season, but not usually now.

I would not change anything with your trip. Chances are this just passes. I doubt the entire monsoon pattern has shifted to earlier in the year. However, it could be just a rainy "hot" season and you will be in some rain. The "dry" season of 1994 was very rainy... no idea why.

In Krabi, yesterday was the first rainless day in some time. Hoepfully it goes back to normal and you get to be there for what is normally the hottest, driest, most wind free time of the year.

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By Sam Lightner, Jr.
From Lander, WY
Mar 31, 2011
The Shield
Pics from Railae
The Kolong that only flows in rainy season between...
The Kolong that only flows in rainy season between Bobo's and the RBC... Thaiwand in background


Redo the floor... but we just did that in 2005. Th...
Redo the floor... but we just did that in 2005.
This actually cracks me up.... yeah yeah, I'm an asshole for laughing at the hard working efforts of people somewhere else falling into disp.....whatever, cus:
Where this is washed out is the natural streambed. They bought it and filled it in, essentially with garbage, then built on top... they did not allow an outlet for the stream. So, the stream found an outlet. Chances are it was gonna do this during the rainy season, if it was to be a normal year. We tried to tell them but it fell on deaf ears.


No more standing at the ticket counter for a boat.
No more standing at the ticket counter for a boat.

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By Aaron Hartig
Mar 31, 2011
Hey Sam. Thanks for the tips, I think were still gonna make it down there. Pics look a bit rough, but thats all part of the adventure. We'll be down there for some time (monthish) and im sure there will be some sunny days.

Thanks alot maybe catch you down there

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By Aaron Hartig
Mar 31, 2011
Any of the areas hit harder thank others? E or W railay? Tonsai. Im sure its all hit with some affect

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By Sam Lightner, Jr.
From Lander, WY
Mar 31, 2011
The Shield
Its all the same effect... built for rain and its fine, not built for rain and its a mess. Thats it.

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