They already know and planned for November to be a trickle. That’s the point.
Thailand is open for business. The Thai government is progressing and our economy is on the rise once again. We are leading the way in SE Asia so invest with us. Don’t worry people, we know it has been hard but the end is in sight, bear with us just a little longer. Life is returning to normal.
Difficult to tell from the pictures, but it looks as if they were being sensible and using two ropes - safety and main - while I've seen plenty here using just one.
... and that's 100% a cut, not frayed.