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Phuket's Storm Torrents 'Could Last Five Days'

Phuket's Storm Torrents 'Could Last Five Days'

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
PHUKET: Power failed in many parts of Phuket as poles were toppled by severe rain storms today - and the forecast was for more.

Phuket's Meteorology Office predicted that, with rain forecast across 90 percent of Phuket, the bad weather could last for five more days.

Businesses were having to make do without power and with a long queue awaiting restoration work by power workers who will be doing plenty of overtime.
With winds of up to 45 kmh and waves as high as three metres, small boats were being advised not to put to sea.

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said there were no serious floods on Phuket as at 3.30pm but that all districts were advised to be alert for potential landslips, especially where construction was underway in Patong, Kathu and around the Kamala districts.

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Same thing year after year and they still fail to see that burying all the cables would result in less problems.

Posted by Graham on June 6, 2012 19:00

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Was in the cinema at Junceylon last night when we lost power during the movie. Kind of strange sitting in a darkened cinema not knowing if your going to see the end. Sainamyen outside the hospital and the intersection with Phangmuang rd are flooded with Phangmuang rd closed and waist deep water.

Posted by carvets on June 6, 2012 19:42

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Let's hope we're not seeing the end.

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Winds much stronger this time.
The large tensile fabric roof above the chalong Villa Market was ripped to shreds in 2 minutes at lunchtime today

Posted by Anonymous on June 6, 2012 21:38

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Water level over the top of the tires, close to the bottom of the hubs, of motorbikes on San Sabai. A few pedestrians, picking their ways very carefully on the roadway.

Posted by ssresident on June 7, 2012 09:46


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