Rassada, Phuket –
Residents in the Rassada sub-district, Mueang Phuket district, are still suffering from flooding from the past weekend which is the worst flood in 30 years, local residents told The Phuket Express.
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Last night, (October 17th), rescue workers from the Kusoldharm Rescue Foundation visited residents in Soi Pa Neang and Soi Samkong 1 who are still suffering from the floods three days after the heavy rain ended. The area is near a spacious lagoon where the water level has risen over embankments.
Massive water pumps are being used to remove the floodwaters from the area. However, the water level is still high, up to 80 centimeters in some areas. Some water has reached the inside of residential houses causing evacuation of the residents to nearby shelters by local authorities. Food, medical care, and aid were also given to the victims.
Mr. Tanakorn Sangnark, a resident in Soi Pa Neang, told the Phuket Express, “I have lived here more than 30 years. This is the worst flood in all of those 30 years. Normally, this area always floods when it is raining but this time has been catastrophic, flooding homes and lasting for days.”