Thai flood holdouts complicate relief effort

Thai flood holdouts complicate relief effort – AP, November 2, 2011
[Interesting slice of life story in the flood zone…]
…Along Don Muang’s Chang Akat Uthit Road, the neighborhood duck restaurant was closed. So were the two convenience stores, the gold shop and even the Party House pub. The car wash was deserted except for two Honda hatchbacks submerged in the driveway, and a construction site with the sign advertising “Cheap Land For Sale” was quiet.
But in the middle of the street people were ferrying supplies into the neighborhood, some carrying jugs of cooking oil, sacks of rice or styrofoam boxes of fresh food, while others were leaving, carrying valuables such as TVs and electric fans toward drier ground…

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