Residents in Rassada, Phuket still suffering from the worst floods in decades

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.

Our previous story:

Heavy rain across Phuket all night and until this morning caused flooding in many areas on Sunday (October 16th).

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.”

Meanwhile Phuket Old Town has suffered the worst flooding in 50 years this past weekend, said local residents to the media.

The Phuket Governor has continued to visit victims today who are still suffering from the flooding over the past weekend.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.