Phuket haze alert no cause for alarm, says disaster chief

PUBLISHED ON FRI, SEP 8, 2017 9:20 PM

Phuket haze alert no cause for alarm, says disaster chief

Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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The alert, posted on the DDPM-Phuket website this morning (Sept 8), is no cause for alarm, said the Phuket disaster-response chief.

 

PHUKET: -- A haze alert issued by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Phuket Office (DDPM-Phuket ) today is no cause for alarm, DDPM-Phuket Chief Prapan Kanprasang has confirmed to The Phuket News.

 

The alert, posted on the DDPM-Phuket website this morning (Sept 8), detailed the procedure that DDPM officers are to take if heavy forest fire haze, usually from mass burn-offs in neighbouring countries, descends over Phuket.

 

Standard procedures have been in place since heavy haze from mass burn-offs on Sumatra, southwest of Phuket, in October 2015 blanketed Phuket with what officials confirmed was Phuket’s “worst haze ever”. 

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-haze-alert-no-cause-for-alarm-says-disaster-chief-63806.php

 
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