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Governor warns Phuket to brace for Pabuk fallout

PHUKET: Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana has ordered senior Phuket officials to prepare for heavy rains from tropical storm Pabuk, which is forecast to make landfall at Chumphon and Surat Thani provinces today (Jan 3).

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By The Phuket News

Thursday 3 January 2019, 11:45AM


The order was handed down at a meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday (Jan 2).

Also in attendance via video conference was Minister of Interior Gen Anupong Paochinda.

Gen Anupong ordered Phuket officials to inform the public of the impending potential fallout via reports and weather forecasts issued by the Phuket Provincial office of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM-Phuket).

Gov Phakaphong said that all areas must be prepared for the possibility of a crisis occurring. People should be prepared to follow response and evacuation plans in order to get to safe points or designated shelters.

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“We have requested that the Marine Police closely monitor the sea and to stop boats from leaving shore. If a boat is found violating the order, we will have them immediately return to shore. A surveillance centre has been set up with personnel and equipment to prepare for assistance in designated areas,” he added.

“I have assigned the DDPM-Phuket to issue weather updates in both Thai and English to hotel operators to warn tourists about the storm,” Gov Phakaphong noted.

The Phuket Marine Office has issued an official warning in both Thai and English to every port in Phuket to inform boat operators and tourists of the strict orders, Gov Phakaphong said. (See the warning issued yesterday, click here.)

“The Phuket Provincial Public Relations Office will closely monitor the situation through Government agencies and will provide up-to-date information through the local media network,” Gov Phakaphong said.

 

 

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Kurt | 04 January 2019 - 08:55:24

@Pascale,  The many journalists Thailand has will check or government orders will be carried out.

Rorri_2 | 04 January 2019 - 06:21:22

P.. common sense would expect the marine office to have staff at the ports, why you chose to attack commenters beggars belief, though with a few on here, it comes down to lonely keyboard warriors, who cannot add to any discussion, unable to counter any comment they then resort to personal attacks.

Pascale | 03 January 2019 - 16:40:59

Are the usual  experts/expats already at the ports,armed with cameras to supervise  those given orders ?

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