Wichit to hold tsunami evacuation drill later today, warns of traffic

Wichit, Mueang Phuket –

The Wichit Municipality is warning of traffic due to a tsunami evacuation drill that will be held this afternoon, July 20th.

The drill came after the Phuket Governor has ordered relevant officials to stay updated and keep a close eye on oceanic earthquake situations.

The Wichit Municipality says the evacuation drill is a ‘Table Top Exercise: TTX’ style via ZOOM system. The drill will include warning practices, evacuation drills, and shelter management.

The drill is aimed to prepare for any disaster to prevent loss of life and damages as well as to ensure safety for residents and tourists.

The evacuation route will be from Ao Yon Beach to shelter at the Wichit Municipality. The Wichit Municipality has warned of traffic on the route which will include siren vehicles and ambulances. The drill will start from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Meanwhile the Karon and the Phuket City Municipality will also hold tsunami evacuation drills this afternoon too.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.