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"..two considered to be verging on uninhabitable." Are you sure the 'Authorities' have got this right? There's about 2 to 300 uninhabitable shacks in Chalong alone.
Posted by Jon on April 17, 2012 17:40
Im going to phuket tomorrow? How safe is it now? Im getting really scared
Posted by Anonymous on April 17, 2012 18:22
No need to be scared. Phuket is as safe as it can be. No cause for alarm. People will be told in good time if there's another earthquake, which seems unlikely given that there have been two evacuations in the past week.
Thank you for keeping Phuket beautiful! I'm coming in 2 weeks and nothing, not even this quake will stop me. Its unlikely to happen again so soon, and I'm not gong to go through life worrying about what might happen. I'm from London after all.
Posted by Jamie Dudderidge on April 17, 2012 22:43
Thanks for the news as I am working in W.Africa. It was not significant enough to make international news ... but important to me as some of my family are holidying in Phuket. I called them & whilst they felt the quake & after shocks, stated there was nothing to worry about. So no need for the scaremongers to add to Phuket's woes.
Posted by Logic on April 17, 2012 23:32
im going back to patong in 5 weeks, no cancelation for me, not going to worry about a tsunami. life is one big risk, love thailand and phuket and will always go back each year.
Posted by Darren walker on April 18, 2012 00:51
Are you sure they will be told in good time..
Posted by johndev on April 18, 2012 05:03
It was actually 30 minutes. The show was taped at 7.30pm and screened at 8.30pm. The all-clear came about 8pm.
we are heading there [Phuket] saturday week so looking forward to it we will just make sure we know exactly what the evacuation proceedures are its NOT going to stop us from enjoying such a wonderful place.
Posted by sue on April 18, 2012 09:19
ED - "No need to be scared. Phuket is as safe as it can be. No cause for alarm. People will be told in good time if there's another earthquake"
Posted by Retired roadworker on April 18, 2012 12:46
Like many people who prefer to read what they think, rather than what we write, you live in your own confused world, roadworker. We'd prefer not to join you there.
Being told in good time depends where on Phuket you happen to be, as was demonstrated vividly in the past few days.
Posted by Steve C. on April 18, 2012 13:35
Warning towers should sound in an evacuation, not in a ''tsunami watch,'' which is the stage before an evacuation. Every person in the tsunami hazard zone on Phuket - tourists and residents - needs to know and understand the plan. Those closest to the beach should be warned first, and if necessary evacuated first.
Posted by Steve C. on April 18, 2012 14:20
If there's a strong storm blowing the sound from the towers out to sea, their sirens would be pointless at 3am. They are really only useful in small village communities or in daylight on the popular tourist beaches. The towers were the first reaction of authorities post-tsunami when it was easy to say ''Look at the protection now.'' A more considered approach was needed then and is needed now.
If mosques can have sound systems that carry all over their neighbourhood, then why cannot the authorities have some similar system covering all built up areas? Maybe they should ask the mosques to participate in such a scheme!
Posted by Logic on April 19, 2012 18:05
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