Five southern provinces of Thailand, including popular holiday destinations — the islands of Phuket and Koh Samui — declared a disaster due to heavy flooding.
According to the Meteorological Department, the level of water in some areas in the south more than two meters. Reported the deaths of three people and wounded dozens in a landslide in the province Nahkon Si Thammarat. Another four — blurred road, suspended rail service, airport closures.
According to authorities, the flood affected more than 300 thousand people. A total of 34 residents were evacuated areas. Phuket and Samui rescuers calling tourists to refrain from swimming and hiking in the mountains.
Source: Radio Mayak
The popular resorts of Thailand flooded
Five southern provinces of Thailand declared a disaster due to heavy flooding. According to the Meteorological Department, the level of water in some areas in the south more than two meters. Reported the deaths of three people and wounded dozens in a landslide in the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat.
In the provinces of Trang, Surat Thani and Chumphon eroded roads, suspended rail service, airport closures. According to authorities, the flood affected more than 300,000 people.
A total of 34 residents were evacuated areas. The difficult situation is also observed in the popular resorts of Thailand — Phuket and Samui. Rescuers urge tourists to refrain from swimming and hiking in the mountains, according to ITAR-TASS.
Flooding in Thailand: thousands of tourists can not fly to the mainland
Airport on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand today suspended work due to gale force winds and thunderstorms, canceled more than 30 flights. Thousands of tourists can not leave the resort, as ferries connecting the island and the mainland, is also not implemented. The roads in the tourist centers Chaweng and Bophut flooded.
Speaking ITAR-TASS Russian tourist named Natalia said that "the airline is not able to name departure, noting that the flight may be delayed for a day." "More terrible storm, no gaps, the road is also dangerous to be — everywhere water, mud, rocks, — says Natalya. — If you will not go today, the airline will send our group
hotel. " Currently on Samui can be about a thousand tourists from Russia.
South of Thailand covered the elements, in six provinces, including such popular among foreign visitors as Chumphon, Surat Thani, Trang remains difficult situation due to the flood washed away roads, disrupted rail service.
In some areas, the water rose to two meters. In the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, the wave height is about two to three meters. Bad weather also covers such popular resorts like Phuket, Ko Phi Phi, Similan, Krabi and Trang.
Flooding in Thailand: tourists are taken to the military ships
The naval forces of Thailand started to evacuate locals and tourists who can not leave the submerged by flooding the island of Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand.
According to authorities, the island can not get more than a thousand tourists. They will be delivered to the mainland on the arriving ships with boats and two helicopters. Navy also will be involved in the removal of visitors from Surin and Similan Islands in the Andaman Sea.
According to ITAR-TASS, the situation remains extremely complex on the island of Koh Samui. Suspension of the work of the local airport because of the partially flooded runways. On Monday, the air port work has been paralyzed because there was no information about the canceled flights. Only in the evening travelers whose planes went out, went to the hotel. While the management of the airport can not disclose terms of the resumption of flights.
The water level on the beaches of Chaweng, Lamai, Bophut one and a half meters. Residents are asked to move to the hill. In some areas of the island has been disconnected electricity, no fresh water.
According to authorities, on Samui are several thousand foreign tourists, including at least 600 Russians who can not leave the island because of gale force winds and incessant rains. Now we are discussing the possibility of evacuation of tourists from the island by warships.
In the Federal Tourism Agency said that the Russians are not threatened — now they are all placed in the hotels. In this department stressed that tourists should exercise extreme caution and follow the Russian Consulate.
Disaster area declared a province Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhonsitammart, Pangna, Krabi, Trang. Government to urgently send to the south covered flood rescue teams and special equipment for water pumping. According to the latest reports, the disaster killed 9 people. According to the forecasts of meteorologists, the weather in the south of Thailand in the next three days is unlikely to improve.