One of the areas that was hit hard by the recent flooding in Southern Thailand was Chumphon Province. The people in Phato district said it was the worst flooding in living memory. Although the flood has now receded and the water in the river has returned to a normal color, the scars still remain. I met the owner of Malin Rafting Service in Phato. Her house & rafts were washed away in a flash flood. She spent the night in the tree. Despite losing everything, she was determined to continue. With help from the government, she was able to buy new rafts. This weekend her company took part in the annual Phato Raft Festival. I tweeted the following photos during my trip to Chumphon.
This is the owner of Malin Rafting Service in Phato. Her house & rafts were washed away in a flashflood. She spent the night in the tree pic.twitter.com/wjcAenPPVn— Richard Barrow in Thailand (@RichardBarrow) February 12, 2017
Drone photos of the starting point for Malin Rafting Service in Phato, Chumphon. They lost everything but they were determined to continue pic.twitter.com/L9VRM0DNZB— Richard Barrow in Thailand (@RichardBarrow) February 12, 2017