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Flooded house in western Bangkok. Here, the floods rose and fell with the tides, so the house would be dry in the mornings and underwater by the afternoon. According to residents, this is actually more distressing than if it just stayed flooded all the time.<br />
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Thailand's worst floods for 50 years finally reached the suburbs of Bangkok in October 2011. While the government dithered and argued with itself, more than 200 people died.

Flooded house in western Bangkok. Here, the floods rose and fell with the tides, so the house would be dry in the mornings and underwater by the afternoon. According to residents, this is actually more distressing than if it just stayed flooded all the time.

Thailand's worst floods for 50 years finally reached the suburbs of Bangkok in October 2011. While the government dithered and argued with itself, more than 200 people died.

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