As a former expat, I used to live in Bangkok. My wife is from Bangkok and we've been following these developments for a couple weeks. I'm surprised at the lack of coverage of this flooding in global media in general, because it's definitely on the mind of every Thai around the world. The rain has been coming for almost a month now.
Here are links to two English-language Thai newspapers, which will provide a clearer understanding of the devastation.
If you were only paying attention to the mainstream news, hearing how devastating these floods are is new information. There is hardly any coverage of these terrible floods unless you go searching for it. That being said, these floods are going to set back the supply chain many months. This could seriously impact holiday sales and margins of large companies who have facilities in Thailand. Based on Thailand's economy and overall wealth, the country is going to need some international help to get things restored.
I just do not understand why there is no coverage of this news in the regular news media. I feel sorry for all the people who are suffered because of this and I belive they can come out of this disaster asap.
The hard disk drives factories located in Thailand have suspended their activity. That is the case of Seagate Technology who has warned that a disruption in its supply chain could affect production.
"As a result of the disruption caused by the floods, Seagate anticipates hard drive supply will be constrained throughout the current quarter," the company said in a statement on Wednesday." reports John Ribeiroin his blog.
"I hope the people and companies in the affected areas rebuild and recover as soon as they can."
The country's economy will be affected for sure as many businesses will have to close for a while. Even though some factories are still in operation, disruptions in supply chain will affect production. The best we can hope for is that the country could revover as fast as possible.
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