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Flooding hits Phuket’s fun town again

PHUKET: Citizens and tourists in Patong woke this morning (August 15) to find the streets flooded after torrential rain last night.


By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 15 August 2014, 01:42PM


As usual, the deepest flooding was at Kathu Police Station and the area around the hospital, where the water was as deep as 60cm.

Traffic had to move through water 15 to 20cm deep along parts of Sai Nam Yen Rd, Phang Meuang Sai Gor Rd and Rat-U-Thit 200 Pi Rd.

Flooding is a perennial problem in Patong – something that successive mayors have always promised but never succeeded in fixing.

Internal - Phuket News TV

People are advised not to wade in the water if they have cuts on their feet or legs because of the risk of contracting leptospirosis.

They should also be wary of power lines dangling in the floodwater. There have been cases of people electrocuted in the past during flooding.

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charlie | 15 August 2014 - 14:07:34

Khun Pian was looking to get a tunnel between Patong and Kathu! Perhaps to fill up Ban Wam Dam Reservoir which is empty most of the year.

 

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