As the National Disaster Warning Center had been assigned by the Permanent Secretary Office of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology to check if the warning system was working well by broadcasting the Thai national anthem via tsunami warning towers around Phuket on the 1st and 15th of every month at 8.00 – 8.30 a.m. from December 1st 2010 onward, San Jantawong, Head of Office of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said that 19 towers in Phuket had been tested on December 1st.
All towers worked well. He said that this would give more confidence among local and foreign residents and visitors in the disaster warning standards of Phuket.
Meanwhile Phuket selects Kamala for a night-time tsunami evacuation rehearsal for the first time
On 2 December at the conference room of Kamala Tambon Administration Organization, Phuket, a Working Group committee was held on evacuation plans, & training people in tsunami risk areas, chose Kamala as pilot place to prepare and rehearse before understanding the actual practice at night for the first time, at 8 pm on December 14 for an evacuation drill for a tsunami in Phuket. More details later on www.Phuketindex.com