Disregarding the various evacuation warnings, some citizens of Bangkok are staying in the flooded areas to help those in need.

Hundreds of thousands of people have so far been affected by the three months of rain and flooding, killing at least 360 people and causing an estimated 1 million residents to evacuate out of Bangkok’s estimated 12 million people.

Meanwhile remaining residents are seeking improvised solutions.

As reported in the Christian Science Monitor at Bangkok’s has now closed Don Muang airport, Chutimas Suksai and six friends were taping empty water bottles together to create an improvised raft.

Chutimas, a student from Thammasat University has spent the past two weeks volunteering her time to help those affected by the flooding.

“It seems some of Bangkok will be flooded for a long time, so we will give these rafts to people in Rangsit [a flooded suburb to the north of the airport], so they can float food and water to their homes,” she said.

Despite warning from the national government and Bangkok city administrations to evacuate, many people are staying in the flooded areas to help those in need of assistance. Many of the volunteers have upstairs rooms and access to boats or trucks with big wheels as most cars are under 5 feet of water.

“My house is OK, so I come here [to Don Muang] to help out those who have suffered,” Ramluek Nitiwatanvicharan told the Christian Science Monitor.

Since mid-July Thailand has had heavy monsoon rains, which caused Thailand’s worst floods in half a century to flood large parts of the north and central regions.

But such a tragedy and various warnings have not stopped the good Samaritans of Thailand from risking their lives to help.

“We don’t want to leave our village,” one man told Reuters.

“We have families, we have children. There are other difficult circumstances…well stay and fight, everyone will fight.”