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Thai Flood Waters Move in on Bangkok

Thai authorities say it is only a matter of time before flood waters creeping down from the north seep into central Bangkok, though it is still not clear how widespread or deep they could get. Meanwhile, the residents in Thailand's capital city are scrambling to shore up last-minute defenses against the rising water.

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A flooded neighborhood in Bang Sue district of Bangkok, October 27, 2011. (VOA - D. Schearf)
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A flooded neighborhood in Bang Sue district of Bangkok, October 27, 2011. (VOA - D. Schearf)

A young girl looking out in a flooded neighborhood of Bangkok, October 27, 2011. (VOA - D. Schearf)
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A young girl looking out in a flooded neighborhood of Bangkok, October 27, 2011. (VOA - D. Schearf)

A woman stands in floodwater in a residential area of Bangkok, October 27, 2011. (VOA - D. Schearf)
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A woman stands in floodwater in a residential area of Bangkok, October 27, 2011. (VOA - D. Schearf)

A young boy watching floodwaters in a flooded neighborhood of Bangkok, October 27, 2011. (VOA - D. Schearf)
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A young boy watching floodwaters in a flooded neighborhood of Bangkok, October 27, 2011. (VOA - D. Schearf)

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