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Typhoon Warning For Thailand - Storm Muifa

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george    2,855
So when is this suppose to hit Samui?

This is important as I live here!

Please let me know if you know anything!

Wednesday or Thursday according to BBC and CNN. As it looks now, It *could* be a direct hit on Koh Samui, but directions and conditions can change quick.

Radio Bangkok have the latest storm updates (at the bottom of every hour):

http://www.radiobangkok.net

More news here at the forum as we have them.

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ayakiawe    0

to Khun Jean and others: spare sailing parts for sail boat if you want to see them

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Dickie    1

3m == 10' high. If I saw a wall of water that high coming at me I'd be a little miffed.

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mouse    12

We are up northwest near Kamphaeng Phet. Anyone have an idea as to how this may affect us? We would surely welcome the rain but would need to know in advance to block our windows if the wind will reach crazy proportions. :o:D

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Ian_B    5

The rigs are currently evacuating in GOT. I already have some of my guys in a hotel in Jomtien till it passes.

Rest will be in Songkhla soon

Being treated VERY seriously here, as nobody wants another seacrest

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astral    415

No mention in the newspaper or the Thai news today, Tuesday.

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Whitey    0

Well, snow wouldnt be out of the question--weirder things are happening-Temecula in southern california picked up an inch of snow yesterday.

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sbk    2,042

Well, I was here for Typhoon Gay which was a direct hit on Koh Tao in 89. Not fun. thanks for the warning guys, didn't have a clue as the weather has been fabulous (and still is today, bright blue clear skies, ocean totally flat). I will get my husband to get his little fishing boat in. Will keep you posted and pray it changes course (it often does so my fingers are crossed).

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Axel    5

No fun at all, especially not when you are outside.

Had a couple of real monsters while in Hong kong, indoor, you think you are

safe, until the windows blow out, despite of plywood covering.

21st floor shaking rhythmically back and forth, the pictures on the wall as well.

In the harbour a huge container vessel dragged backwards, despite of two anchor chains and slammed into the ferry pier. So I heard later, as you cannot see

much except leaves flying by.

No fun, but for the thafun-parties going on all over town. :o

Good luck to all.

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george    2,855

This picture will auto-update as Muifa is approaching

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The Typhoon is moving quite slow, so it might not reach Thailand until Thursday or Friday.

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Khun Jean    467

If you look at the maps in the beginning of this thread you can see that the green line representing the path and strength of the storm has changed a little since yesterday.

It moved a tiny bit to the north of samui, but more worrying is the change of color to yellow. That means no longer a Tropical Storm but a typhoon.

Keep watching it.

The top map is a warning what can happen. You can see the path started with light blue, meaning a tropical depression. As it got closer to the philipines it changed to a typhoon categorie 4. Same can happen here because the storm is gong to travel over warm water all the way from ietnam to here. Warm water will strenghten the storm. It will hit thailand but still uncertain where because it is still 60-70 hours away.

I look outside my window and it is a beatiful day with a lite breeze. Perfect weather but it might be the silence before the storm.

Thai people are completely unaware of it. I saw some on the news that it will hit Surathani, but "don't worry too much because it is not a strong one".

Sounds a bit like "There is no bird flu".

Anyway the thai people i know i have warned and they are concerned and covering up there windows. Some nearby fisherman in shabby huts will be amongst the least prepared. Unfurtunately there is a small village right at the beach (Hua Thanon) which if the predictions are right will be hit very hard.

I am now in doubt if i should help them, but how to help them. There muslims so asking a temple seems to be "inappropiate".

Or am i wrong? Anybody know some numbers to call, people to speak?

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simey    0

Well, I'm up in the hills so should be safe enough but some of the glass in my doors is a bit loose, might tape that up soon. A few more falang accidents on mopeds coming up I would think.

Khun Jean - are you going to be OK down there close to the water?

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Khun Jean    467

No i don't think i am safe here close to the water.

But not wanting to worry you, are the hills safer?

Or more susceptible for wind, thunder and rain.

Valleys should be avoided i think. If a landslide occurs that is not the place to be.

Same where i am it is right at the beach. Furtunately no big mountains behing me, so a landslide will be unlikely. The water from the sea worries me.

It is a bit hard to find good information about the better places to be when a typhoon hits. Most suggest to evacuate or sit it out in a center room of your house. If it is strong enough of course.

I will be leaving the island tonight, if there are still tickets available and do a surprise visit to my parents in law in Bangkok.

I have 2 small children which makes me decide to not wait for this, even a 10% risk is enough for me to avoid it. If i did not have vhildren i would sit it out somewhere on higher grounds.

Well i did my part trying to warn peple, also here locally, but taking it a little step further and warn some "officials" i have to leave that to my wife as i not speak thai enough. As she is Thai she also has this "oh it will be ok" attitude so it will not be easy to get her doing that.

This feeling of her is because i read it on the "internet" and she sees it on "tv". We both prefer our news sources and i feel mine is better, as the news on tv just mention it like it is a thing not to worry about.

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