Thai Deputy PM Implements Emergency Measures to Combat Phuket Flooding

Phuket —

On June 30th, 2024, Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport Suriya Juangroongruangkit announced that heavy rainfall on the night of June 29th, combined with flash floods from the mountains, caused severe flooding in many areas in Phuket.

Suriya ordered relevant agencies to immediately assist affected areas and monitor the situation around the clock. They were tasked with informing the public, setting up warning signs, and suggesting alternative routes in flooded areas.
Suriya explained that inadequate drainage led to water overflowing onto the roads. Phuket authorities have been dispatched to inspect and facilitate traffic flow by creating temporary contraflow lanes on inbound highways. Assistance was provided to stranded vehicles until conditions returned to normal.

Additionally, contingency plans have been prepared for future floods, including prevention, emergency response, and recovery strategies to mitigate and resolve such situations swiftly. Relevant agencies were instructed to regularly report their progress to the Ministry of Transport.
The Ministry of Transport and related agencies are committed to closely supporting the public to minimize travel disruptions. In case of any unusual developments, immediate action will be taken.
For travel information or emergency reports, citizens can contact the Department of Highways hotline at 1586, the motorway hotline at 1586, highway police at 1193, and the Department of Rural Roads at 1146.

Kittisak Phalaharn
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