I can only hope that Thailand learns something by these floods. My own country experiences it almost every summer. But over time, we build back better. Even raising a house up on concrete or even timber stumps could mitigate the risk. Houses on stumps also have better airflow and are cooler in humid environments.
Great information and explanation there @BlueSphinx. You also highlight something which often frustrates me about the whole visa discussion. If you go to any bar or restaurant frequented by expats, it won’t be long before you here the conversation turn to visas or immigration. In no time you hear people use terms like “visa on arrival” when what I think they mean is Visa exemption. Or you here people talk about a “Retirement visa” when what I think they mean is they have a Non-O or O-A who’s permission to stay is extended on the basis of retirement. At first it sounds petty to correct people. However, when it comes to really understanding the process; as you clearly seem to do, then terminology is vital.
Perhaps a regular weekly article on a particular visa type would be appreciated by forum members? Just a thought
Thanks again for an informative post