Photos of the erosion, along the stretch of Nai Yang Beach directly behind Phuket International Airport, were posted on the Facebook page of the Phuket Lifeguare Service yesterday (Sept 8).
Prathaiyut Chuayuan, President of Phuket Lifeguard Service (PLGS) told The Phuket News today (Sept 9), “The recent weather has seriously affected Nai Yang Beach. Over the last week there have been big, strong waves. The tide has been very high and people have not been able to get onto the beach.
“The waves have caused erosion along the beach, and in some places it is so bad that trees have fallen. No official from the area has been to inspect it yet,” Mr Prathaiyut said.
When contacted by The Phuket News today, Panu Kittikiet, an official from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Mai Khao Municipality said, “We don’t have any report about erosion along Nai Yang Beach. We will go to check it today.”
Meanwhile, Director of Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), Chatchai Pormlert announced in the national press that heavy rain in the Andaman region over the past few days has resulted in wet soil and that some areas may experience flash floods and landslides. “This is especially the case in Ranong, Phang Nga, Krabi and Phuket.” he said.