In Thailand have fled, tens of thousands of holidaymakers ahead of the tropical storm “Pabuk”. On the Islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand Packed with numerous tourists of their belongings. The Islands are now “almost empty,” said the administrative chief of Koh Phangan, Krikkrai Songthanee. Since new year’s eve, 30,000 to 50,000 people had left the Islands.
“Pabuk” is the first tropical storm for about 30 years, is looking for the Region outside of the monsoon time. He is expected to reach Koh Phangan, Koh Tao and the island of Koh Samui, where the new year’s high season, Friday night and then on to the mainland. An official evacuation arrangement, it was not initially, however, the tourist crowd has left the Islands.
The mayor of Koh Tao said, the ships to Chumphon on the mainland were completely crowded. On the island, which is especially popular amongst divers, persevere, therefore, but a few of thousands of holiday makers who want to brave the storm.
The authorities on Koh Samui have announced shelters for vacationers to set up, the want to stay in spite of the storm on the island, or is no more room on one of the ferries could get hold of before this set starting on Thursday evening your operation. Bangkok Airways said on Friday all flights from and to Koh Samui.
The German tour provider
say As a spokesperson for Tui FOCUS Online reported, all of the guests at the 4. January should fly to Koh Samui, because of the minimum 24-hour closure of the local airport, free of charge to a later flight rebooked. When these flights can take place is not fixed yet, since the situation is foreseeable.
travelers who are already on site, will be informed through notices in the Hotels or phone calls directly about the Situation. You will be asked to follow the instructions of the Hotel and security staff, and not in the beach or river to stay close. All excursions to water and Land were, for the time being set.
a spokesperson for Thomas Cook told FOCUS Online that you can watch the situation on the ground accurately and with colleagues and Hoteliers in the regions concerned, in close contact. Thomas Cook urges holiday guests that are already in place, from the beaches and to follow the instructions of the Hoteliers and the authorities.
Some trips are up to 6. January has been canceled. Guests that are affected by the closure of the airport would be either looked after by their Airline or from the Thomas-Cook-travel direction and in a Hotel. If necessary, passengers are asked for transfers to first contact directly with your Airline.
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foreign office warns of heavy rain and possible flood waves
“Pabuk” is moving with wind speeds of up to 104 kilometres per hour on the Gulf of Thailand. The Thai weather service warned of heavy rain and up to seven meters high waves. Normally, the waves in the Gulf of Thailand, only two meters high, said weather service chief Phuwieng Prakammaintara. The Foreign office warns of heavy rain and possible tidal waves in southern Thailand, as well as restrictions in the ferry and air traffic.
meteorologists are not assuming that the storm Typhoon will reach the strength. Because predictions are difficult, however, to keep people strictly to the recommendations of the authorities. The Foreign office advises tourists to follow the local media and to keep in close contact with their tour operators and airlines.
especially in the South of Thailand is affected
Generally speaking, the Foreign office in the case of hurricanes abroad, among other things, to supply themselves with food and drinking water, flashlights, candles and battery to keep powered Radios, as well as to steer clear of places where you could be hit by the storm entrained objects. You should also separate loose objects in the house and attach electrical devices, you don’t need from the power.
During the storm, you should stay in a building, it will only leave, if it gives the all-clear, and not in the vicinity of coasts, rivers, or Windows.
heavy rainfall is expected in the whole South of Thailand, in the vacation regions of the Andaman sea such as Phuket or Krabi, as well as in the southernmost provinces of Pattani, Narathiwat and Yala. The for its pristine beaches and bays famous Similan national Park will remain until Saturday as a precaution for tourists locked.
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