28 out of 76 provinces flooded
10,468 villages inundated
2,469,639 people affected
356 dead

10,687,143 rai [17,100 sq. km] of farmland flooded
12.6 million livestock affected

76 main highways (and hundreds of smaller roads) impassable
All northbound trains cancelled

Bhumibol dam at 99.8% of capacity
Sirikit dam at 99.6% of capacity
Pasak dam at 134% of capacity (!)

(Statistics from http://disaster.go.th)

It will take about 40 days for the 12 billion cubic meters of water, enough to cover Connecticut a meter deep, to drain into the Gulf of Thailand

(Royal Irrigation Department, 19 October, via Bloomberg)


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