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Thailand floods: How to help
With southern Thailand now warned to prepare for rising waters, the country continues to mobilize support for victims of the worst floods in decades
As Thailand continues to suffer from the worst floods to hit parts of the country in decades, many are volunteering or donating cash and supplies to help the millions of flood victims in the 36 affected provinces.
Over 55 people have died since the floods began two weeks ago. According to a report in The Nation, many southern Thai provinces are now at risk, as strong monsoon rains are forecast to fall over the region through to Sunday.
Here in Bangkok, residents escaped the worst with only minor damage following a massive rise in water levels on the Chao Phraya River, though many homes on the riverside were flooded.
For those who’d like to help the victims of the Thai floods, the Bangkok Post has published a list of the banks and organizations accepting cash donations. To donate 10 baht to the cause, text the word "Namjaithai" to 4567899.
Meanwhile, Bangkok's Dusit Thani Hotel is accepting donations of money, canned food, water, clothing and other necessities at the entrance of the hotel from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. till this Saturday, October 30.
A number of charity events have been organized as well. Club night organizer Dudesweet is holding a party at Club Culture on Friday, October 29 with all benefits going to flood relief. Click here for more info.