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Thailand's Flood Disaster

Thailand has been affected by the worst flooding in half a century. Surging waters have impacted 27 out of the country’s 77 provinces and claimed the lives of approximately 350 residents.

The flooding, which made its way to the north of the capital Bangkok early last week, shows no signs of abating.

The governor of Bangkok on Monday warned residents of the city to brace for floodwaters from neighboring suburban areas.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra warns that it could take up to six weeks for the water to recede. Faced with water levels as high as three meters, more than 110,000 residents have been forced to evacuate to shelters.

Factories of approximately 700 multinational corporations have been submerged under water or left idle due to a shortage of parts. The government told CNBC it has budgeted almost 100 billion baht ($3.2 billion) for the reconstruction.

Click ahead to see pictures from Thailand's floods.

By Ansuya Harjani
Posted on 24 October 2011

Photo: Daniel Berehulak | Getty Images