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A storm tekes its toll on Phuket's Karon Police Station late yesterday

Widespread Weather Alert as Storms Batter Phuket, Krabi

Thursday, June 18, 2015
PHUKET: Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-o-cha has ordered preparations for possible flash floods and landslides with heavy rain forecast for many parts of Thailand over the next five days.

Savage storms ripped down a sign at Phuket's Karon Police Station and lifted roofing yesterday.

Elsewhere on the waterlogged holiday island, strong winds downed trees in Srisoonthorn and Rawai.

All mayors have been put on notice by Phuket Governor Nisit Jansomwong to be ready around the clock to deal with emergency flooding and possible landslips.

The dangers of earth sliding increase the more sodden the soil becomes.

In Krabi, all small local vessels have been ordered to stay ashore.

This means the only way that passengers can get to and from Phi Phi and other islands is on board large ferries - and the journeys are unlikely to be pleasant.

With all 300 of Krabi's longtail boats ordered to stay close to shore, tourists may find themselves stranded in resorts that are only accessible by sea.

Boats were able to make some connections in brief good weather this morning but the ban on small speedboats and longtails will be applied again from 2pm when another storm is expected to sweep in.

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I was chasing shopping carts together with a Thai guy on the parking lot at the big Tesco in Chalong yesterday.

Several carts hit and dented parked cars as they had been left uncollected by the staff. Strong winds blew them all over the parking lot at considerable speed.

I mentioned this to the Tesco customer service counter staff but by the time I came back out 30min later, nothing had been done to collect the carts.

Posted by Herbert on June 18, 2015 11:11

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Now it is the time to use water pumps to fill up Band Wad Dam and Manik reservoirs for the coming high season.

Posted by Whistle-Blower on June 18, 2015 11:20

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Herbert... Mai pen rai... nid noi..

Posted by dave on June 18, 2015 11:30

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@whistleblower

Pumping water into Bangwad dam won't work.
The lake is just an exposed portion of the water-table. It will just dissapate and add to the water-table the same as if it soaks through the earth.

It's the same as trying to fill your well. It doesn't work.

Posted by Sir Burr on June 18, 2015 13:17

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@ Sir Burr - Bangwad dam do it since few years and the water pipe is on the left of the dike.

Posted by Whistle-Blower on June 18, 2015 14:35

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@ WB

That is a circulation pump. If you look closer, you will see the pumping station floating further left about 10m offshore and the high voltage power supply cage onshore.

Just where exactly did you think the water was coming from ?

Posted by Herbert on June 18, 2015 15:29


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