Phuket Old Town suffered the worst flooding in fifty years this past weekend, say local residents

Phuket –

Phuket Old Town has suffered the worst flooding in 50 years this past weekend, said local residents to the media.

Our previous story:

Heavy rain across Phuket all night and until this morning caused flooding in many areas yesterday (October 16th).

Now, for the update:

Phuket locals including Mr. Rewat Areerob, the President of the Phuket Provincial Administration Organisation (PPAO), who said he is well over fifty but declined to give his exact age, told the Phuket Express since they were born this recent flood in the Phuket Old Town area was the worst flooding in 50 years.”

The situation in Phuket Old Town is now back to normal as floodwaters have receded but multiple organizations and volunteers have come together to clean the streets of trash and debris swept in by the floods.

Unfortunately, more rain may be in the forecast in the near future but it isn’t expected to be as heavy or persistent as the recent storms that caused widespread havoc across Phuket over the past weekend.

Heavy rain for many hours has caused landslides in Kamala, Patong, and Kathu which also brought down power poles yesterday (October 16th).


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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.