Officials have said that the floods last weekend in Phuket were the “worst on record” stating that thousands of homes were affected, two bridges were damaged and deemed unsafe to use and the total cost of the floods is yet to be tabulated.

They said that a minimum of 2,000 homes in Thalang were affected by the flooding which happened last Friday and Saturday where 127mm of rain fell on Phuket town and surrounding areas over a 24-hour period.

Residents were evacuated in Kamala over fears of a landslide might bury them after a landslip damaged several condos that were being constructed in the area. Ten homes were badly damaged in Rassada when a landslide their brought earth and water crashing down on the houses.

Police and rescue officials on the island took to boats to evacuate residents and deliver emergency supplies. Officials received 28 reports of flash floods on Friday alone with more reports received on Saturday.

Following a meeting with the Governor of Phuket the Phuket Highways Chief Papiwetwoottisak Sookkii told reporters on Wednesday that “the floods were the worst on record.”

He said teams will be carrying out a full inspection of all major roads and infrastructure including bridges.

After lengthy meetings with officials the Governor of Phuket Norraphat Plodthong announced that 115 million baht will be spent of flood-prevention measure which will include pipes and pumping station and increasing runoffs into the bay of Sapam.

Source: Coconuts Bangkok

Content: Love Pattaya Thailand

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