Floods hit Samui
- Published: 26/11/2012 at 08:18 PM
- Online news:
Surat Thani: Authorities on Koh Samui have been ordered to stay alert around the clock after a downpour flooded many parts of the island on Monday.
Prasert Jitmung, the Samui district chief, urged officials to remain vigilant and be prepared to help people to escape the floods.
A road at tambon Bor Phud on Ko Samui, Surat Thani, is flooded on Monday after rain hit the island. (Photo by Supapong chaolan)
Many areas on the island were inundated, some of them by up to 30 centimetres, after rains hit Koh Samui on Monday. Officials prevented floods on key roads in popular areas including Chaweng and Bor Phud beaches.
The Meteorological Department on Monday warned of heavy rain in Surat Thani, Chumphon, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Prachuap Khiri Khan until Wednesday.
''Abundant rain and isolated heavy to very heavy rain is likely in the South,'' it said in a statement released at 4.30pm.
Waves could be about two metres high and small boats are advised not to leave the shore.
The district chief said ferry services between Samui and the mainland have not been disrupted but urged operators to closely monitor weather forecasts.
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- Writer: Supapong Chaolan