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The Great Flood of 2011, Thailand: A Firsthand Account

Date: March 28th, 2012

Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thailand has a tropical climate with monsoon rains that come every summer. In 2011, the rains were unusually heavy, with a sequence of typhoons sweeping across southeast Asia. Regions of Thailand are now experiencing the worst floods in over fifty years, as water immerses villages, farms, and factories. The volume of water is so vast that more than half the country has already been flooded.

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