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Officials confirm floods 'worst on record'

Chutharat Plerin

 

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A volunteer helps direct traffc amid floodwaters in the heart of Phuket Town last Friday (Sept 15). Photo: PR Dept

 

PHUKET: -- The floods that devastated huge swathes across Phuket last week were the “worst on record”, officials have confirmed, with thousands of homes damaged, two bridges rendered unsafe and unusable and the total cost of the damage done by floodwaters yet to be estimated.

 

At least 2,000 homes in Thalang were directly affected by the floods last Friday and Saturday (Sept 15-16), while more than 127mm of rainfall drenching Phuket Town the surrounding areas, including Kathu, within a 24-hour period.

 

Residents in Kamala were evacuated as a precaution against them being buried by a landslide after a landslip damaged several multi-story villas under construction on a hillside there, while schools and residents were evacuated to safe zones in Srisoonthorn, in the heart of Thalang.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/officials-confirm-floods-worst-on-record-63991.php

 
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-- © Copyright Phuket News 2017-09-22

 

 

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