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Floods run rampant across southern Phuket

PHUKET: Flash floods wreaked havoc across southern Phuket, with floodwaters reaching up to a metre deep in Karon and deluges sweeping along the streets at the south end of Patong this morning (July 19).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 19 July 2016, 05:46PM

Homes at the Rawai sea gypsy village, among other areas of Rawai, suffered flooding of up to 40cm deep. In response, Rawai Municipality dispatched teams of workers with pumps to clear the floodwaters.

In Patong, the streets along the foot of the hills at the southern end of the resort town, where Nanai Rd meets Sirirat Rd, were flooded with fast-moving waters of up to 50cm deep.

The floodwaters receded within a couple of hours, but officials from the Patong branch of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM Patong) warned residents and motorists to beware further flooding.


Over the hills to the east of Patong, areas of central Kathu also flooded up to 50cm deep, with the area near the entrance to Soi Saithong the worst affected.

The Thai Meteorological Department warns of further rain, with 70 per cent of Phuket likely to be doused within the next few days.

Waves along the Andaman coast are forecast to reach up to two metres high with the TMD advising small boats to either stay ashore or proceed with extra caution.



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Kurt | 20 July 2016 - 10:23:30

The absence of enough rubbish bins on Phuket is obvious.

Not cleaning of road side ditches and drains before raining season starts is year after year the same on Phuket.
Officials seem never to learn from 'last year'. Always sitting on their hands.

Anticipation on raining season with its heavy rains can degrease the flooding with at least 50%.
Yesterday flooding ( 19th) in Patong a...

slippery snake | 19 July 2016 - 18:09:05

Time to clean all the rubbish out of the drains,   again ! 
Most Thais seem to use them as rubbish bins. 

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