Phuket Governor warns of wild weather
After several days of torrential rain and strong winds across Phuket, the governor’s office is warning of possible landslides and other safety hazards.
Wednesday 6 June 2012, 05:01PM
Governor Tri Augaradacha today said he had already received reports of localised flooding around the island, as well as several downed trees and power lines. He said he is now monitoring the situation.
“I am concerned about the possibility of landslides, which can happen if it continues raining like this. I have asked relevant officials to keep an eye on this, especially in areas which have been affected in the past,” he said.
“Fishermen should also avoid taking their boats out to the sea at this time due to large waves and rough ocean conditions.”
Gov Tri also warned tourists to avoid swimming at the island’s beaches while rough weather conditions persist, saying lifeguards could not guarantee their safety.