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  • Heavy rains prompt Phuket flood, landslide warning

    Heavy rains prompt Phuket flood, landslide warning

    PHUKET: While the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) today upgraded its “heavy rain warning” for Phuket and the Andaman coast to a flood caution, the Phuket provincial office of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM-Phuket) has issued a flood warning for risk areas across the island “We sent the warning letter to every local administration yesterday, warning of possible flooding and landslides on the island,” DDPM-Phuket chief San Jantharawong told the Phuket Gazette this morning.

  • Heavy rains prompt Phuket flood, landslide warning

    Heavy rains prompt Phuket flood, landslide warning

    PHUKET: While the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) today upgraded its “heavy rain warning” for Phuket and the Andaman coast to a flood caution, the Phuket provincial office of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM-Phuket) has issued a flood warning for risk areas across the island “We sent the warning letter to every local administration yesterday, warning of possible flooding and landslides on the island,” DDPM-Phuket chief San Jantharawong told the Phuket Gazette this morning.

  • Police arrest three foreigners for B30mn jewelry heist

    Police arrest three foreigners for B30mn jewelry heist

    PHUKET: Police have arrested four people in connection with the theft of 30 million baht of jewelry in Phuket yesterday morning while they were heading for the Malaysian border. Phuket Provincial Police Commander Chonasit Wattanavrangkul confirmed to the Phuket Gazette that the suspects were arrested by Trang Highway Police officers at a checkpoint in Sikao District, in Trang province.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Phuket Police launch manhunt for three foreigners in B30mn jewelry heist

    BREAKING NEWS: Phuket Police launch manhunt for three foreigners in B30mn jewelry heist

    PHUKET: The Phuket Gazette has received confirmed reports that police have launched a manhunt for three foreign men who carried out a smash-and-grab robbery of about 30 million baht in jewelry this morning. The three men allegedly smashed the windows of a Toyota Avanza parked behind the Big C supercenter on the bypass road at 9:45am with an umbrella and stole a suitcase containing the jewelry

  • PHUKET ALERT: Monsoon comes, Patong Hill road goes

    PHUKET ALERT: Monsoon comes, Patong Hill road goes

    PHUKET: The monsoon season has officially arrived in Phuket and is already taking its toll, causing a landslide along a stretch of Patong Hill road that the Highways Department was

  • Phuket Customs seize B21mn of illegal diesel

    Phuket Customs seize B21mn of illegal diesel

    PHUKET: Phuket Customsofficials have seized 47,000 liters of smuggled diesel hidden on board twoTaiwanese boats off the east coast of Phuket Sunday. Officials estimated thetotal value of the smuggled diesel seized at 21 million baht. The two boats, the ChingChunFa 168 and the Chi Tsai 16, were seized one to two nauticalmiles north of Taphao Yai Island, on Sunday, said Rakop Srisupa-at, director ofthe Royal Thai Customs Investigations and Suppression Bureau, who was in Phuketto announce the haul yesterday.

  • Phuket Opinion: Tsunami evacuation shortfalls resurface

    Phuket Opinion: Tsunami evacuation shortfalls resurface

    PHUKET: THE pair of powerful earthquakes that struck off the coast of Sumatra on April 11 served as the perfect ‘live test’ of Thailand’s preparedness to conduct emergency evacuation of tsunami risk areas, exposing, once again, serious shortcomings in the government’s ability to relay important information to the public in a timely fashion.

  • Phuket to be ‘Atlantis of the East’? Not on Gov Tri’s watch

    Phuket to be ‘Atlantis of the East’? Not on Gov Tri’s watch

    PHUKET: In the face of widespread rumors of Phuket becoming the “Atlantis of the East”, Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha has jokingly declared that he would be happy to resign his position if the island sinks into the Andaman Sea. “Rumors are rumors,” Gov Tri said. “I don’t think Phuket will sink.

  • Stay calm and enjoy your holiday, says Phuket tourism chief

    Stay calm and enjoy your holiday, says Phuket tourism chief

    PHUKET: Phuket tourism industry leaders are calling on the local media not to exaggerate in their reporting of the recent seismic activity in Phuket, as doing so could adversely affect the local economy. Phuket Tourist Association President Somboon Jirayus said yesterday that tourists from places like Japan and parts of Europe where earthquakes are common were more likely to view the tremors as a natural event that could happen at any time and were less likely to panic as a result. “Effective warnings and evacuation plans are the most important thing in maintaining confidence among tourists,” Mr Somboon said.

  • Phuket residents seek assistance for earthquake damage

    Phuket residents seek assistance for earthquake damage

    PHUKET: Srisoonthorn Municipal engineers today visited homes in Baan Bangkham in Thalang to survey the damage caused by yesterday’s earthquake. Assistant village headman Somnuek Jaturacoopkullapong reported today that the earthquake, felt by most Phuket residents yesterday, damaged more than 30 houses in the village, four severely. “We were inside at about 4:30pm when we heard a loud noise and then the house shook for about four seconds.