Phuket officials are ensuring tourist safety before the long holidays next week as many people are worrying online about potential weather related disasters due to heavy rains and wind recently.
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The Phuket Governor has ordered relevant officials to stay updated and keep a close eye on oceanic earthquake situations.
Nineteen tsunami warning towers in Phuket are being tested every day from yesterday (July 7th) as normal and are only being tested on Wednesday with the national anthem.
The Phuket Vice Governor Arnuparp Rodkwan Yodrabam told the Phuket Express, “This month has multiple holidays, especially next week with a five-day weekend for many Thais. We are expecting that many Thais, foreign residents, and tourists will want to visit beaches in Phuket during this holiday period. We are ready to take care of their safety.”
“We are always prepared for a possible tsunami evacuation. Local residents and sailors are being informed and instructed to keep their eyes on sea water or other natural differences.” Rodkwan stated.
The five day holiday kicks off Wednesday, July 13th, to Sunday, July 17th. This period includes two religious holidays on the 13th and 14th that will also be alcohol sales ban days, per Thai law.
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