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Phuket thunderstorms bring floods and a landslide

Jun 05. 2018
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By The Nation,
The Thaiger

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Heavy rains across Phuket on Tuesday morning caused peak-hour flooding of roads, congestion and a landslide.

Just south of the Heroines Monument, Thepkrasattri Road was flooded in front of the Muslim Wittaya Phuket School in Koh Kaew.

In Kathu, there was flooding on a chaotic Phra Phuket Kaew Road, while adding to this morning’s traffic woes were the daily drop-offs on the same stretch of road.

In Thalang, there was flooding in front of Thai Watsadu hardware store and Thalang Pranangsang School.

In Kamala, water from the hills flowed through a village in Moo 3, where some houses were flooded.

There was also a landslide in Kamala – on Patong Road near the U Zenmaya Phuket Resort – but it did not block traffic. 

Officials were quickly on hand to direct both the clean-up and traffic.

Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong ordered district officials and local government organisations to closely monitor the situation and prepare rescue equipment and personnel for 24-hour emergency response.

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