Hello, Phuket Express Readers and Supporters!
The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area of Phuket, from the past week. The number of stories differs from week to week.
These are chosen and curated by our editorial team and are designed for our readers to get a quick “catch-up” of important stories they may have missed. We publish many stories daily and it is easy to lose track of important events or changes in our area. We do national recaps in a separate article, this is only the top local stories in the Phuket province.
They are in no particular order of importance but roughly in order of publishing. These are from Monday, October 17th, 2022, to Sunday, October 23rd, 2022.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
- Phuket Old Town has suffered the worst flooding in 50 years this past weekend, said local residents to the media.
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.”
Motorists who are heading from Kathu to the Patong Hill reported the damage at 3:30 P.M. on October 19th. On one side of the road, the land started to slide which has brought down the road side surface and the guard rail.
The Patong Traffic Police reports the road is being temporarily closed near a curve at a water pump station in Kathu to the Suwan Khiri Wong temple in Patong which is about 500 meters.
The Phuket Highway Director Mr. Yutthana Pitak told the Phuket Express, “ The road repair work can be started after the rain stops. The temporary road repair will take about seven days.”
Traffic is delayed as the whole lane is being blocked by trees and power poles. Traffic Police have assisted on the road.
The Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew has inspected the Bypass Road area to consider how risky it is to possibly cause more landslides.
It will take about two weeks for the demolishment to be completed.
One of the renters told the Phuket Express the apartment building had started to collapse the day before. There were some significant cracks found at the building during the day time before the building collapsed at night.
The Rassada Mayor Mr. Nakarin Yosangrat told the Phuket Express, “We have issued a legal document to the owner for the demolishment of the apartment. Normally we will give 30 days.”
Ms. Elena Rusradchenko, 53, a Russian national has known memory issues.
A search was launched by the Sakoo Police, the Phuket Tourist Police, and others since yesterday on both land and in the sea. So far, however, there is still no sign of her.
That is all for this week, as always thanks for your support!