Phuket Vice Governor Prakob Wongmaneerung said yesterday, “The Phuket Provincial Office of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM-Phuket) received a notice from the Royal Irrigation Department: Office of Water Management and Hydrology in Surat Thani yesterday at 4:36pm warning of the possibility of flooding and landslides in Thepkrasattri subdistrict.
“Last night the area was hit with 84.5mm of rain over 16 hours. People should be very careful and officials should be on 24-hour standby to assist in case of any incidents.
V/Gov Prakob highlighted Moo 8 Ban Pusompan and Moo 3 Ban Rieng in Thepkrasattri subdistrict as being high risk areas at present.
“Please keep an eye on weather reports, and in case of emergency, people can call 076-218444,” V/Gov Prakob said.