In Phuket town, areas along the Bypass Road (in front of Vinich House), in front of the Super Cheap store on the lane towards Koh Kaew, in front of the Muslim Wittaya School in Koh Kaew on the lane towards Phuket Town, Yaowarat Road in Soi Paniang and Dibuk Road, Old Phuket Town – at the beginning of Soi Rommanee – are currently inundated.

The Phuket Municipality has sent a team to closely monitor and measure the level of flood as well as support the traffic and help people who are suffering from the flash floods. The water pump station is also closely monitoring rubbish from the canals and will be continuously removing an blockages to allow flow into the drains.

If you have an urgent problem from flooding, contact the hotline 1132 – the Phuket Municipality’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation.

Meanwhile in Thalang district, in the Paklok area, a big tree fell crossing the road making a long traffic jam while other roads in the area are also suffering from flood.

The flash flood from Soi Patak 18 has caused flooding around Karon area and the roads around Chalong Circle are flooded as well.

Heavy going for traffic right around Phuket today. Please keep your headlights on if you have to be on the roads in the heavy rain.

Posted by The Thaiger on Thursday, September 14, 2017

- Nattha Thepbamrung and Kritsada Mueanhawong

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Nattha Thepbamrung and Kritsada Mueanhawong
Kritsada Mueanhawong lives the news. He chases it and delivers it, fresh everyday. Nathan Thepbamrung is a Phuket native that translates the Thai news feeds and prepares them for Phuket Gazette. Nattha is an experienced journalist who graduated from Journalism and Mass Communication at Thammasat University. She has acquired seven years experience as a Journalist and Content Writer for local and national newspapers and magazines, focusing on news, lifestyle and investigative articles.