Since new year’s eve had left 30,000 to 50,000 people to the Islands. The administrative chief of Koh Phangan, Krikkrai Songthanee said on Thursday.

“Pabuk” is the first tropical storm for about 30 years, reaches the Region outside of the monsoon season. He should have reached 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.Follow storm Pabuk tropical live on the radar map

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.

“Pabuk” was 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.

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.

in the event of death, after Bathing

A tragic example illustrates how important it is to take the warnings seriously: On Koh Samui, was drowned on Wednesday, a Russian Tourist. He had gone swimming with his family in spite of Badeverbots and red flags on the beach, as the police officer Boonnam Srinarat said. The 56-year-old man was pulled from the strong current into the sea.

Private photos on social networks also showed heavy rains and strong waves in the Region. Reports of first damage or injured was not yet available. Thailand’s economy depends heavily on tourism. This year, the Southeast Asian Kingdom, is expecting a record number of 40 million visitors.

For Thailand tourists now important:

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  • 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.
  • In the whole of the South of Thailand is expected with heavy rains, also in the holiday regions in the Andaman sea such as Phuket or Krabi, as well as in the southernmost provinces of Pattani, Narathiwat and Yala.
  • for its pristine beaches and bays famous Similan national Park will remain until Saturday as a precaution for tourists locked.

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