Severe flooding triggered by a tropical storm in 2011 wreaked havoc across Thailand, including parts of the capital Bangkok. About 815 people were killed and thousands had to flee their homes as 65 of the country's 77 provinces were declared flood disaster zones.
As many people criticised government efforts to bring relief to disaster-stricken areas, residents in Bangkok were forced to unite to prevent the floodwaters from causing further destruction of their properties.
In the face of growing danger, many locals put everything on the line to save their neighborhoods in the city.
Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Bangkok.