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Phuket thunderstorms bring floods and a landslide


Heavy rains across Phuket on Tuesday morning caused peak-hour flooding of roads, congestion and a landslide.

Just south of the Heroines Monument, Thepkrasattri Road was flooded in front of the Muslim Wittaya Phuket School in Koh Kaew.

Phuket thunderstorms bring floods and a landslide
In Kathu, there was flooding on a chaotic Phra Phuket Kaew Road, while adding to this morning’s traffic woes were the daily drop-offs on the same stretch of road.
In Thalang, there was flooding in front of Thai Watsadu hardware store and Thalang Pranangsang School.

Phuket thunderstorms bring floods and a landslide
In Kamala, water from the hills flowed through a village in Moo 3, where some houses were flooded.
There was also a landslide in Kamala – on Patong Road near the U Zenmaya Phuket Resort – but it did not block traffic. 

Phuket thunderstorms bring floods and a landslide
Officials were quickly on hand to direct both the clean-up and traffic.

Phuket thunderstorms bring floods and a landslide
Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong ordered district officials and local government organisations to closely monitor the situation and prepare rescue equipment and personnel for 24-hour emergency response.

Phuket thunderstorms bring floods and a landslide

Published : June 05, 2018

By : The Nation, The Thaiger