Phuket Opinion: Keeping pace with disaster

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Phuket Opinion: Keeping pace with disaster

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PHUKET: The construction of a wall along Kamala Beach that could be a barrier during an emergency evacuation once again highlights the need for constant vigilance and above all, common sense in the never-ending preparation for a tsunami or other natural disaster. Few places on Phuket were hit harder than Kamala, where the bathymetry and onshore topography allowed the surging seawater to extend some two kilometers inland, destroying just about everything in its path except, in thought-provoking irony, most trees. Sadly, other hard-hit areas with similar topography like Patong and Khao Lak in Phang Nga had also attracted some of the densest concentrations of resorts and tourist-related businesses.

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