Chiang Mai, whats a rumor and what is not

ru·mor (rmr)
n.
1. A piece of unverified information of uncertain origin usually spread by word of mouth.
2. Unverified information received from another; hearsay.

In times of crisis there are plenty of rumors ! Like the last few days here in Chiang Mai. On Sunday there was a rumor that a dam had broken, It was even on alertnet.org… Yesterday the governor of Chiang Mai said on the radio that a dam had NOT broken only a small reservoir that should not effect Chiang Mai. This rumor prompted all the sandbagging because it would have been the worse flood ever.
The water never came over the river banks. For which we are truly grateful. How on earth am I to know what’s a rumor and what is fact ?!
Fact is that I’m sick of floods and flood warnings. And will try and write about other things ! …

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