On the night of the storm weakened, the strong rains and fierce winds should persist for the time being.
All the ships had to remain in the country, three regional airports – Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Koh Samui were closed until Saturday. Solely on the for their full moon parties, well-known holiday island Koh Phangan, tens of thousands of tourists stranded, according to authorities information. The beaches were empty, the red flags pointed to the Bathing.
Up to five meters high waves
“Pabuk” is the first tropical storm for the past three decades, the searches for the Region outside of the monsoon time. According to meteorologists, the storm wind reached speeds of up to 75 kilometers per hour, the waves were up to five meters high.
On the mainland, in the provinces of Nakhon Si Thammarat and Surat Thani due to fallen trees and power poles, numerous households were without electricity. Hundreds of people found in shelters shelter. “I’m worried because my house was under water when I left. I don’t know what state it is in now,” said the villagers to Preach Kongthep, sought refuge in the city of Nakon Si Thammarat.
tens of thousands of tourists from holiday Islands fled
Since new year’s eve, tens of thousands of tourists were already in front of the “Pabuk” from the holiday Islands fled. There season is currently high. On Saturday morning, Pabuk should weaken, “” over the Andaman sea, in the popular holiday destinations of Phuket and Krabi.
In the province of Pattani, near the border came to Malaysia a fisherman died early Friday morning, as his boat was captured on the return to the port from the storm waves. A crew member was missing. Already on Wednesday was drowned on Koh Samui, a Russian Tourist, after he had been gone with his family, despite Badeverbots swim and the strong current into the sea and pulled.
Thailand’s economy depends heavily on tourism. This year, the Southeast Asian Kingdom, is expecting a record number of 40 million visitors.
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