Preparation for emergency situations is now underway given the impact of the typhoon in China will likely be felt on the west coast of Southern Thailand. According to the DDPM, Utor would likely bring more rains to the region during this time. Rescue teams in provinces at risk, including Pang Nga and Ranong, will be on standby 24 hours a day in case of flash floods and other emergency situations.
Utor is expected to weaken and become a low pressure system soon. Any Thais planning to travel to China have been advised to pay attention to the most updated weather report before taking the trip. Even though it has not been confirmed to what extent the typhoon will affect Thailand, it is certain that provinces located along the coast of the Andaman Sea will have to battle against the monsoon for awhile.
Residents of Trang and Krabi have been warned of mudslides as heavy rains could potentially cause soil erosion and rockslide. People living in Chantaburi an Trat have also been warned of flash floods.