Phuket told to brace for more rain, warned of flash floods, landslides

Phuket told to brace for more rain, warned of flash floods, landslides

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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A car stalls in floodwaters across Thepkrasattri Rd near the SuperCheap main store north of Phuket Town yesterday (July 18). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub
 

PHUKET:-- The national office of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has called on all residents in high-risk areas of Phuket and throughout Southern Thailand to be on full alert for possible floods and landslides as more rain is expected to douse the region over the weekend.

 

The news follows heavy downpours islandwide earlier this week causing traffic delays with minor flooding across main roads and a landslip in hills behind Kalim, north of Patong.

 

Elsewhere, trees have fallen due to the rain-soaked earth beneath them softening and minor accidents have plagued the roads, Prapan Kanprasang, Chief of the Phuket Provincial DDPM office confirmed to The Phuket News.


Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-told-to-brace-for-more-rain-warned-of-flash-floods-landslides-72201.php#qHP1aBQP5VDfHGf7.97

 

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