Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search

PM issues monsoon storm alert for 21 provinces including Phuket for June 17-21

PM issues monsoon storm alert for 21 provinces including Phuket for June 17-21

BANGKOK: The Prime Minister has instructed disaster mitigation agencies to be on high alert in preparation for southwestern monsoon weather systems expected to make landfall between June 17-21.

By National News Bureau of Thailand

Wednesday 17 June 2015, 02:12PM

The latest alert follows a warning by the Phuket office of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitagation issuing an island wide flash-flood warning effective till Monday (story here). 

According to Deputy Government Spokesperson Maj Gen Sensern Kaewkamnerd, Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha has instructed the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation and local agencies to come up with measures for personnel on site to carry out relief efforts immediately in the event of flooding, hurricane and landslides.

Areas at risk of such disasters include the central, eastern and southwestern regions of Thailand. 

The Meteorological department has forecast a southwestern monsoon to make landfall in Thailand between June 17-21, causing heavy rainfall in several areas. 

Relaying the Prime Minster’s message, the deputy spokesperson said the premiere is truly concerned with residents in risk-prone areas, and has given orders to local agencies and the military to aid those affected as swiftly as possible. 

The local disaster prevention and mitigation agencies put on high alert are in the provinces of Pathum Thani, Suphan Buri, Prachinburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chanthaburi, Nonthaburi, Phuket, Nakhon Pathom, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Sa Kaeo, Samut Prakan, Chonburi, Rayong, Trat, Phetchaburi, Ranong, Phang Nga, Krabi, Trang and Bangkok. See original story here.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.


Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
MP Sira returns to Phuket over Kata condo saga

A very lot is wrong here. To many upset people. Are there so many irregularities, or even corruption...(Read More)

Man found dead in smoke-filled pickup, wife believes depression led to suicide

So...when the guys wife came back from work, she got the spare key and opened the truck door and tri...(Read More)

Army hunts Yala checkpoint attackers

Anglo is the operative word. Malay did not become independent of British rule until 1957. British a...(Read More)

IUU-blacklisted ship seized off Phuket to be destroyed in Bangladesh

A lot of justifying money making crab. This reefer cargo vessel is not a fishing boat, and it never...(Read More)

Paralegal charged with murder of courtroom killer

Why is 'land' such a obsession for thai people? They litterarily kill for it. At the same ...(Read More)

Paralegal charged with murder of courtroom killer

It more looks like that mr Thanakorn should be given a medal for preventing that the killing retire...(Read More)

5.8 tons of krathong cleared from Saphan Hin lagoon

Surely all those coins were collected by ( mostly) Burmese fellows already that night....(Read More)

Kata project to transform ‘wastewater canal’ into eco-tourism attraction

Yeah...take a festering canal into an "Eco-tourism" attraction...while at the same time ta...(Read More)

‘Copyright agents’ face arrest warrants for krathong floats ‘sting’

Great work...shafting this enterprising young lady, while in the meantime, every name brand under th...(Read More)