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Bangkok residents evacuate their homes as flooding continues in Thailand

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Soldiers help people evacuate from the isolated and flooded village of Kajee Nush in Pathum Thani province, on the outskirts of Bangkok Oct. 21, 2011.

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A Thai woman holds her dog while waiting for transportation on Oct. 21, 2011 in Pathumthani on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand.

Flooding caused by a long season of monsoon rains, continues to threaten Bangkok. The floodwaters entered Bangkok suburbs, after floodgates were opened yesterday. People in the area continued efforts to protect and sandbag their homes, or are forced to evacuate them all together.

NBC News' Ploy Bunluesilp writes on msnbc.com's WorldBlog about the her own experience and the uncertainty of not knowing if your neighborhood will survive increased flooding. Many pets are stranded, either trapped by flooding or abandoned by their owners. For the complete post: Flooded Thailand races to rescue pets - and loose crocs

For more information: Floodwaters begin seeping into outer Bangkok

See more images from flooding in Thailand

Damir Sagolj / Reuters

People wade through floodwaters and towards an army boat as they prepare to be evacuated from the isolated and flooded village of Kajee Nush in Pathum Thani province, in the outskirts of Bangkok, on Oct. 21, 2011.

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Food and water is handed out to flood victims Oct. 21, 2011 in Pathumthani on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand.

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A Thai man bathes in the street after becoming homeless when his home flooded on Oct. 21, 2011 in Pathumthani on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand.