Wind blows trees over homes in Phuket

The storm season in Thailand is raging and causing inconvenience to the people of Phuket. Earlier this week, strong winds knocked down trees and cables on houses in the island province’s Kamala district. A total of 5 different areas in Kamala district were affected.

A tree fell in the middle of the road and some trees knocked down power poles. A large branch also fell on parked motorcycles. Officials helped rescuers clean up debris and inspect the damage. The head of Kamala Tambon’s administrative organization said the governor of Phuket had ordered officials to deal with people affected by recent storms.

Fortunately, no serious injuries or damage were reported.

Many people’s daily routines are disrupted in Phuket due to stormy weather. Earlier this week, lifeguards at popular Patong Beach warned people of dangerous waves on the shores of the storm-blown ocean. They urged all beach swimmers to only use the safe swimming areas where yellow-red flags were displayed and warned that swimming outside the safe zones could be very perilous due to weather conditions.

The Thai Meteorological Department constantly issues weather advisories and warnings for people in Thailand, although many people ignore them, believing that the national warnings probably don’t apply to conditions in their area. But authorities are now saying in advisories that rough sea waters are reaching local beaches in Phuket.

As Thailand’s monsoon season lasts until October, storms can be expected to continue to disrupt daily life.

THE SOURCE: Phuket News