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Phuket on high alert for landslides – again. | Thaiger

PHUKET: Residents in hillside areas of Phuket are asked to remain on high alert for the possibility of more landslides, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM-Phuket) warned today.

Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Phuket chief San Jantharawong told the Phuket Gazette that his agency had this morning received a second warning message about the possibility of more landslides in risk areas.

A small landslide yesterday seriously injured a man in Patong.

The warning applies not only to 14 designated risk areas on the island, but to all areas at high elevation – especially near construction sites and other areas with exposed soil that can be easily waterlogged, he said.

DDPM units in all three Phuket districts have been advised of the warning and volunteer workers are keeping an eye on high-risk areas, he said.

He also called on all residents to follow weather reports; to keep an eye on their own properties; and to report any landslides or flooding to their local administrative body.

— Atchaa Khamlo

 

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