Koh Samui and Koh Phangan on disaster areas list
The islands Koh Samui and Koh Phangan have been placed on the disaster areas list due to heavy rainfall according to the Bangkok Post. The two islands are among 16 districts adeclared disaster-hit areas because they were damaged by flood and rain.
The Meteorological Department on Monday warned of severe weather in the region. At one point more than 90mm of rain fell in 48 hours, but it seems the worst is over.
On Kho Phangan roads were blocked by fallen electricity poles that were pulled down by falling mountain rocks, which causes power blackouts in some areas. Train services south from Thung Song junction station in Thun Song district are cancelled by the State Railway of Thailand until Tuesday at least. Heavy flooding caused damage on the tracks. Also there are mudslides which make some roads impossible to pass.
Thai Meterological warning on december 5th:
“The active low pressure remains over Sumatra’s head and the strong northeast monsoon across the Gulf and the South of Thailand lead to torrential rain much of southern in Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket and Krabi.
People should beware of severe weather and possible flash flood, and all transport should proceed with caution. The strong winds lead to waves 2-3 meters high in the Gulf. All ships should proceed with caution, and small boats keep ashore. People in the Gulf should beware of inshore surge one a day.”