THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Rain to impact Phuket until Sunday, district chiefs should prepare for evacuations

PHUKET: One of Phuket’s Vice Governors has urged the island’s three district chiefs to be prepared to carry out evacuations in their areas until Sunday (Oct 7) as the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Bangkok office (DDPM-Bangkok) is predicting rain will continually impact Phuket until then.

disastersweather
By The Phuket News

Thursday 4 October 2018, 06:00PM


On Tuesday (Oct 2), motorists were advised to avoid using route 4233 (the Patong–Kamala road) following landslides and flooding. Photo: Hanuman Chasamorn

On Tuesday (Oct 2), motorists were advised to avoid using route 4233 (the Patong–Kamala road) following landslides and flooding. Photo: Hanuman Chasamorn

Speaking yesterday (Oct 3), V/Gov Snith Sriwihok said district chiefs should focus on high-risk areas in their locations such as areas close to canals, mountainous, low-lying and flood prone areas.

V/Gov Snith gave the district chiefs four important steps to follow:

1. Warn people who live in low-lying and coastal areas to be prepared for flooding. Evacuation procedures should be in place in case it is residents cannot stay in their properties.

2. Monitor flood situations and listen closely for news from government agencies continuously, especially news regarding heavy rainfall and storm surges.

3. Following procedures according to the District Disaster Prevention Plan and Disaster Management Guidelines in case of emergency situations.

4. Report any warnings issued to the Provincial Department of Prevention and Mitigation within 24 hours at fax number 076-218409 or number 076-218444. Any cases of reoccurring disasters should be reported immediately giving information on the damage situation and assistance provided.

In addition, V/Gov Snith said that at present government officials’ main focus is on high-risk areas such as Patong and Kamala which have already been badly impacted by flooding and landslides.

On Tuesday (Oct 2), motorists were advised to avoid using route 4233 (the Patong–Kamala road) following landslides and flooding.

The Patong–Kamala road was still blocked at midday, Kamala Tambon Administration Organisation, or OrBorTor, Deputy Chief Nopporn Karuna told The Phuket News at 12:40pm on Tuesday. (See story here.)

Affected areas in Patong are: Soi Prabaramee 7, Soi Prabaramee 9 and Baan Kalim.

Affected areas in Kamala are: Moo 1 Baan Bangwan, Moo 2 Baan Nue, Moo 3 Baan Noklae, Moo 4 Baan Kok Yang, Moo 5 Baan Haukau and Moo 6 Baan Naka.

V/Gov Snith said these areas were inundation and rescue teams were still assisting local residents today (Oct 4).

 

 

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.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
NASA heading back to Moon soon, and this time to stay

"...backed by President Donald Trump" So, why doesn't he just tell his drooling minion...(Read More)


DMCR steps up after tourism blast over pile of unused artificial reef blocks at Koh Racha

Silently dropped on a windy day, we were hoping to forget the whole matter quietly. Now some dammed...(Read More)


Rescue workers call for awareness as motorist drives into mid-road street light unassisted

"Why the hell is a structure in the middle of the narrow road," do you normally drive down...(Read More)


Patong traffic alert for Central opening

That T-junction is always a pain in the (bottle) neck at night. Why? Because of the double, triple ...(Read More)


Four family members arrested in Trang, B100m drugs seized

Wow, what you call a 'family business'! Poor consumers in Trang and 'nearby areas...(Read More)


Patong Police Chief: Leave your valuables at home

"Does that include our passport which legally, we're supposed to carry at all times," ...(Read More)


Driver fined B400 for reckless driving as tour bus slams into power pole to avoid collision

Because a RTP officer is saying that she will be held responsible for repair costs of everything wil...(Read More)


Patong Police Chief: Leave your valuables at home

Does that include our passport which legally, we're supposed to carry at all times?...(Read More)


Driver fined B400 for reckless driving as tour bus slams into power pole to avoid collision

All though the fine is very low for dangerous driving, the costs of all the repairs is going to be p...(Read More)