Wednesday, 15 October 2008

10 provinces warned of big waves, storms before yearend

BANGKOK: -- Ten provinces on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand have been warned to brace for one or two storms before yearend, which could unleash big waves to hit the provinces.

The provinces are Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat.

Deputy Government Spokeswoman Suparat Nakboonnam said the Meteorological Department has alerted the governors of the province to make preparations for the storms, which could hit the Gulf of Thailand anytime from this month until December.

The storms would also unleash heavy rains and cause flooding in the provinces.

Suparat said the department also informed the Cabinet about the possible storms, big waves and floods in the ten provinces.

-- The Nation 2008-10-14

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