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Riverbank residents in Thailand warned as flood waters rise

Thais pushed their belongings through flood waters during an evacuation from a flooded market in Bangkok yesterday. Workers are trying to bolster levees to protect the city. Thais pushed their belongings through flood waters during an evacuation from a flooded market in Bangkok yesterday. Workers are trying to bolster levees to protect the city. (Sukree Sukplang/REUTERS)
Bloomberg News / October 25, 2011

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Thailand authorities warned people living on the banks of the Chao Phraya river to prepare to leave as water levels reached a record and floodwaters began spilling into the nation’s capital. Floodwaters approaching the capital have raised the Chao Phraya to 7.5 feet above sea level, exceeding the peak reached in 1995.

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