Nakhon Si Thammarat on high alert for evacuation after stronger wave warning

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NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Dec 28 – The southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat is prepared to evacuate coastal areas after a warning from the government’s disaster response agency Wednesday morning.

The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department warned seaside residents that ocean waves will intensify Dec 29-30, while strong, high waves continue to pummel shoreline in Thailand’s southern provinces, causing damage to coastal houses.

Nakhon Si Thammrat Governor Wirote Jiwarangsan and local Red Cross officials visited residents on the Taloompuk peninsula in Pak Phanang district where the situation is still worrying and wave keeps striking shore communities, which continue to take a beating with flooding in a number of seaside villages.

Some villagers evacuated to higher roadside areas seeking shelter from possibly encroaching water.

The governor distributed relief supplies to local residents and advised them to pay close attention to weather news. Small fishing boats are advised to stay ashore.

The provincial administrative organisation has provided proper temporary shelters for evacuees and provided them with initial assistance.