Updated Information for the Bangkok floods and how you can help

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads

As the floods that have been moving southward in Thailand for weeks move their way toward Bangkok, I’ve received quite a few emails and tweets asking about travel info and the latest news. As of today, all airports in Thailand with the exception of Don Muang (the domestic airport in Bangkok) were operating as usual, including Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. However, the US Embassy has issued a warning advising against travel to parts of Thailand because of the flooding. The at-risk areas include metropolitan Bangkok (however flying into Suvarnabhumi and connecting elsewhere remains a viable alternative) and 20 additional provinces listed in full on their advisory.

Travel Info

Travelfish has a very helpful page on how to plan around the floods, including which airports to fly into if your flights bring you to Bangkok.

Richard Barrow also posts updated information daily on his Thai Travel Blogs site, including with video and photos and links to updated news.

Updated News

-An English Crisis Map for the Bangkok floods has been created and is available here.

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-For those of you on Twitter, the hashtag #ThaiFloodEng has been used for updates, and I have curated a Thailand list of journalists and people on the ground who tweet updates as they happen.

-The Bangkok Governor updates the flood situation on his Facebook page. October 28th’s Flood Update is here.

-Latest from BBC News “Thailand floods: Bangkok residents leave as river rises” here.

-Latest from Reuters “Tens of thousands flee Bangkok fearing breach of river banks” here.

-Latest from Al-Jazeera “Flooded Bangkok braces for rising tide” here.

-Latest from CNN “Bangkok braces for flooding from high tides” here.

-Bangkok journalist and blogger Newley Purnell has rounded up the rest of the news on his blog and will post continuous updates under the Thailand flood tag.

Donations

The Bangkok Post has posted a list of organizations that accept donations for the floods, and the Thailand Red Cross has more info on its homepage. In addition, donations to Ayutthaya can be made via this flood relief Google page.

For those looking to volunteer time or help, some info here 

Photos

Photo essays of the flood have been curated by Alan Taylor on the In Focus blog (as usual, an incredible set of photos) and on Reuters’ Daylife blog.