12 tsunami towers to be tested tomorrow

PHUKET: Twelve of Phuket’s tsunami warning towers will be tested by the Nonthaburi-based National Disaster Warning Center tomorrow morning.

Arun Keodsom, Chief of the Phuket Office for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (ODPM), told the Gazette, “The 12 towers to be tested are those at Chalong, Laem Tukkae, Rawai, Saphan Hin, Cape Panwa, Kata, Karon, Kamala, Nai Yang, Bang Tao, Mai Khao and Ao Por. The tests will take place between 9:30 am and noon.

“People do not need to worry about this; we will let everyone know it is a drill,” he added. “There will be no panic. This test will make people more confident [in the effectiveness of the system].”

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