Due to the continuous rain last night 21st August 2012 and well into this morning 22nd August, together with an unusually high tide Phuket has seen floods in many areas.
Rasada District saw floods in several roads, villages & buildings including Promphan Village close to the power station, Soi Phuket home to Rajabhat University and buildings including the office of television Channel 11. Flooding was reported to be as high as 50 -70 cm high in some areas and many people’s homes and appliances have been damaged.
Phuket City Municipality has also seen many roads and buildings inundated including Thepkrasattri Road, Phuket Withayalai School, Satree Phuket School, Clock Tower roundabout at Nga Road, Surin Rd Soi 2, the Downtown Tipp Kiri junction, Bangkok Hospital Phuket, Samkong community, Suan Luang.
The floods have caused the local Phuket Withayalai School and Satree Phuket School to close for the day.
As well as Phuket Town, Koh Keaw has also seen major disruption on the roads because of high levels of water.
Many roads have been affected this morning with traffic jams being reported all over the island and it is believed that many tourists due to get return flights home have been affected.
In Patong, what should be a 4 lane road has been reduced to 2 lanes and the hill road going into Patong has once again seen a large landslide taking a big chunk of the road with it.
The task ahead is now to see how many people have actually been affected by the floods and how those people require help. If there is no more rain today it is expected that water levels will reduced to normal quite soon. The water will be able to be drained into the sea once the tide level has reduced, which is estimated to be around 1 pm.