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The Guardian | Oct 31
Unlike the UK or US, Thailand operates on a two-tier emergency support system, sending out volunteers, or "basic teams," to accident or crime scene...
Now, an update on the floods in Thailand. More than 530 people have died. International insurance broker, Jardine Lloyd Thompson, predicts damages to Thailand will hit 30 billion dollars. Some parts of the country have been under water for weeks. Military medical teams are just reaching some of the areas north of Bangkok. They had to travel through water that’s nearly four feet high. The government says nearly 3 million people have been affected by the floods. And there’s also concern about public health. Seriously ill people haven’t been able to get medicine. In Bangkok, the flood still hasn’t crested, and water is creeping closer to the city center.