|People row their belongings through floodwaters during an evacuation from a garbage-strewn flooded market in Bangkok, on October 24, 2011. |
"Flood water contains urine, excrement and used condoms, tampons and sanitary towels. It picks up silt, mud, chemicals and detritus as it gathers pace. It contains rats, fleas and disease-carrying micro-organisms. It could kill if ingested - an easy thing to do when one is swimming for their life..."
There is more, but before you read here any further, please head over to Elizabeth's blog post on the floods in Thailand, to read, or re-read, the rest of what she writes about the situation the Thai people are facing: http://stanforth-sharpe.co.uk/2011/10/20/noahs-got-a-problem/
Then head here, to see more startlingly graphic photos of the floods.
One can but bow the head and pray for Thailand and her people.