My Street This Afternoon (Phnom Penh's Flash Flood)

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Re: My Street This Afternoon

Post by FreeSocrates! » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:23 am

ExPenhMan wrote:JokerP, super pictures, man.

That was a real soaker of a day. Glad I couldn't get to PP this weekend. Looks like a couple or three weeks away. Hopefully drier then.
Hmmm... don't count on it. Wet Season is till the end of August, no?
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Re: My Street This Afternoon

Post by FreeSocrates! » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:27 am

StroppyChops wrote:More likely on bigger multicylinder engines, water doesn't compress and the valves function as, well, valves, so something has to give.
I met a Taxi Driver in Bangkok who custom rigged his radio dials to blow cold water on his engine, he opened up the hood of the car and showed me and everything.
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Re: My Street This Afternoon

Post by StroppyChops » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:32 am

FreeSocrates! wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:More likely on bigger multicylinder engines, water doesn't compress and the valves function as, well, valves, so something has to give.
I met a Taxi Driver in Bangkok who custom rigged his radio dials to blow cold water on his engine, he opened up the hood of the car and showed me and everything.
Nice. Like some of the custom radiators you see here on tuktuks that are little more than gravity fed water barrels. Necessity/invention.
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Re: My Street This Afternoon

Post by FreeSocrates! » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:42 am

I've seen guys take showers with those water barrels too. Duel purpose I suppose.
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Re: My Street This Afternoon

Post by General Mackevili » Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:53 am

Yeah, today's flash flooding was no joke! !

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Not my pictures, I stole them!

I was trying to get all the way back home near the Russian Market, and then up to Street 258 to meet friends for dinner at Lazy Gecko. It was almost mission impossible. People were pushing their bikes all over. A sad site.



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Re: My Street This Afternoon (Phnom Penh's Flash Flood)

Post by FreeSocrates! » Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:54 am

lol, you stole my landlord's photo!
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Re: My Street This Afternoon (Phnom Penh's Flash Flood)

Post by FreeSocrates! » Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:58 am

I was at Le Jardin.

I hung out with the staff abit as the owner phoned me to turn off the power of the whole building.

Eventually when the rain stopped I drove home.

I made it through the intersection of 63 / 360 where the water was above the knees if I touched the ground on my 250; most of the small mottos could not make it through without stalling. They all looked at me as I drove past.

Then some Khmer dick on a small motto splashed me at the lights on Monivong.

Another Khmer got splashed too, and we had kind of a connection for a moment where we both looked at each other and were like "yeah that guys a fucking dick!"

I actually saw alot of people splashing each other with mottos. Kind of like a snowball fight in Canada.
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Re: My Street This Afternoon (Phnom Penh's Flash Flood)

Post by General Mackevili » Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:17 am

FreeSocrates! wrote:
Then some Khmer dick on a small motto splashed me at the lights on Monivong.

Another Khmer got splashed too, and we had kind of a connection for a moment where we both looked at each other and were like "yeah that guys a fucking dick!"

I actually saw alot of people splashing each other with mottos. Kind of like a snowball fight in Canada.
LoL! ! I ALWAYS forget how they works! I am to drive just outside the puddles, and sure enough, someone always comes by and drives IN the puddle I was avoiding, making me drenched!

I need to start remembering to drive in the puddles with the dry spots on my sides so I end up splashing them instead.

And usually, the street is dry, shallow in the middle, so I try to speed near the center rail. Even the middle of Monivong was flooded.

It was so flooded today and I didn't realize I was still splashing EVERYONE parked on the other side of the middle rail, LoL. I must have blasted a row of 30 or so before I realized what I was doing.
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Re: My Street This Afternoon (Phnom Penh's Flash Flood)

Post by Garry.Crabtree » Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:27 am

My house was flood yesterday.

Water catastrophe.
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Re: My Street This Afternoon

Post by Username Taken » Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:08 am

General Mackevili wrote:Yeah, today's flash flooding was no joke! !

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Saw plenty of kids playing in the filthy water as I was on my way home.

I wonder how many will come down with infections over the next few days. :bad:
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