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More rain forecast as Phuket suffers minor floods

PHUKET: More rain is forecast for the rest of the week following heavy downpours causing minor havoc in and around Phuket Town yesterday (Oct 2).

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Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 3 October 2016, 06:57PM


The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) recorded 83.2mm of rainfall in Phuket Town yesterday, and 80.8mm of rainfall at at Phuket International Airport.

The hours-long deluges brought flooding at key areas with floodwaters rising up to 40cm deep in some places.

Floodwaters prevented small cars from passing in front of Super Cheap on Thepkrasattri Rd in Rassada, north of Phuket Town, while minor flooding forced temporary closure of the Sam Kong Underpass on the bypass road.

Several houses flooded in the nearby Sam Kong area, while drains overflowed and reports surfaced that Klong Bang Yai, which runs through the heart of Phuket Town, was close to bursting its banks.

Traffic Police and Kusoldharm rescue workers were dispatched across the island to assist flooded residents and direct traffic.

The TMD predicts more rain for the rest of this week, with the chance of more heavy rain dissipating as next weekend nears. (See TMD website here.)

 

 

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Kurt | 04 October 2016 - 10:43:16

"Minor" flooding forced temp. closure of Sam Kong underpass.
Does that mean the water pump capacity of the underpass is not enough?
Everything still new, and already flood.
Wow, now we just wait for large Sam Kong underpass flooding.

Underpass needs continues drain and pump checks.
If not done, the motorist will know it,...flooding!

Are the photo's showing 'minor'?

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malczx7r | 04 October 2016 - 07:51:22

Good old underpasses, who would have thought underpasses would flood in a country that has rainy season and poor electrical systems!! Ah well, at least there's the bonus that they only cost 3 times the amount of an overpass :-)

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