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Phuket police launch donation campaign for flood victims

Phuket police launch donation campaign for flood victims

PHUKET: All police stations across Phuket are now receiving donations to help provide relief to victims of the floods that have so far killed 24 people and swamped more than 500,000 homes in Nakhon Sri Thammarat and Surat Thani.

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By Tanyaluk Sakoot

Tuesday 8 December 2020, 09:56AM


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday (Dec 7) visited the hardest-hit province, Nakhon Sri Thammarat, where 19 have died and about 180,000 houses have suffered flood damage.

The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department on Monday also reported that a woman drowned in Phrasaeng district of Surat Thani and two women drowned in Sathing Phra district of Songkhla, on Sunday.

The region has been pounded by rain brought by the northeastern monsoon over the Gulf of Thailand since Nov 25, bringing the worst floods in Southern Thailand in recent years.

The deluge has resulted in 555,194 households being flooded as of Monday.

In response, the Phuket Provincial Police has la unched a campaign to collect donations of money and essential household goods to help people affected by the floods.

“People can come and donate items at their nearest police station. Items donated will be delivered to the Phuket Provincial Police daily,” Phuket Provincial Police Deputy Commander Col Sermpan Sirikong explained to The Phuket News.

“We have already received a lot of donations, but we are still accepting more, especially items such as clothes, dry food, drinking water, rice and other essentials,” he said.

 

“All these items will help people who have suffered from flash floods in Nakhon Sri Thammarat and Surat Thani,” Col Sermpan noted.

 

“We are not sure exactly when we will send the donations to Nakhon Sri Thammarat and Surat Thani. We are talking to local municipalities in those provinces to confirm which areas need the donations the most,” he added.

“We will post notices explaining our plan to deliver donations on the Phuket Provincial Police Facebook page,” he said.

“For more information, please call 076-212046,” Col Sermpan added.

Unlike in the aftermath of previous flood disasters, the Phuket Provincial Government so far has yet to announce any campaign to collect donations to help victims of the current floods.

Sophon Thongsai, Chief of the Phuket Provincial Office of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM-Phuket), explained that the DDPm also has yet to launch a donation-collection campaign.

The DDPM must wait for the Ministry of Interior to order officials to do so, he said.

Meanwhile, Patong Municipality has already its own campaign, with donations being accepted at the Patong Municipality Fire Dept. For more details call 076-342600.

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Jor12 | 10 December 2020 - 12:33:42

P...its easy, as someone who has no empathy with the poor or unfortunate is a despicable human being. "I not need to donate cheap goodies to people who lost everything"  He asks for too much on here. The government provides road water and power yet he wants more.  

Kurt | 10 December 2020 - 12:00:23

No reaction from the 'excuse team' about what is NOT done by Dept of Disaster PREVENTION. Prevention??? Just a cheap excuse about always being passive. Claiming climate, etc. Same climate countries S'pore and Malaysia are far ahead of rich Thailand with fantastic water management projects. Excuse team always coming on board with cheap excuses to justify passiveness 'Goodies' Of...

Pascale | 09 December 2020 - 21:53:27

"...who are a poor excuse of a human being" How can you say this Jor12. Just a few days ago he said he never ask for anything. Only concerned about the wellbeing of others and Thai's in general.Can't we read about his love for this country daily ? About 2000 posts in 2020 only,full of praise for this country, are proof enough of his true intentions.

Jor12 | 09 December 2020 - 16:34:02

yep as suspected no need to help those in dire need, because government gives them a hand out. There are some who are a poor  excuse of a human being.  Get use to it Kurt, Thailand is in a tropical belt where tropical storms are common place. The place has been flooded for millennia and global warming is exacerbating the condition. No amount of human intervention is going to alter that fact.

DeKaaskopp | 09 December 2020 - 14:59:27

Kurt, my reaction was of course related to your comment ! And by saying to open your pocket I meant a cash donation ! If I would like to see you donate cheap goodies, I would have said : Open your wardrobe !

Kurt | 09 December 2020 - 11:09:34

Dek's reaction not relates to my comment. I not need to donate cheap goodies to people who lost everything as I see daily at 8PM Thai tv  that Government already regimental line up villagers in tents and hand out cheap 'donations'.  But year after year nothing in at least fight the flooding and reduce it? Not talking about preventing, as there is no water management.

DeKaaskopp | 08 December 2020 - 15:00:30

Kurt, better open your pocket and donate something. Your wisenheimer finger pointing isn't helping at all. 

Jor12 | 08 December 2020 - 11:03:20

Oh no. Kurt is not going to like this article. Marvelous civic minded citizens seeking donations to assist those in need, when these should be provided by the government. 

Kurt | 08 December 2020 - 11:03:13

Prior the start of the yearly returning North East Monsoon, what has the Dept of Disaster PREVENTION & Mitigation done in advance to prevent this now terrible situation in the South? When is there something of water management starting up? Not all flooding can be prevented, But what was done in advance to reduce this? Guess I know the answer already.  Silly me to ask such question.

 

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