THAILAND, latest news January 4, 2018. Hurricane Pabuk reached the coast of the southern provinces of Thailand this morning. Published videos and photos. “Pabuk” (translated from Laotian “giant catfish”) brought heavy rain, waves up to 5-7 meters high and gusts of wind up to 75 km / h.
Thailand is approaching the most powerful in 50 years, Typhoon Pabuk. The authorities have announced a storm warning, and in some regions have temporarily stopped moving and canceled flights of aircraft. Locals and tourists stock up on provisions.
According to weather forecasts, the storm will hit Thailand on January 4-5. According to media reports, the first blow to the elements was taken by the province of Chumphon. There are destroyed roads, fallen trees. A rest evacuated rescue service. Further typhoon moves to the south: under the blow of the island of Phuket, Krabi and Samui.
Currently, swimming is prohibited in the whole of Thailand, tourist areas are closed. The last powerful tropical storm in Thailand was in 1962. Then Hurricane Harriet killed more than 900 people. According to the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), more than 60 thousand tourists from Russia are currently vacationing in Thailand.
Huge waves and storm winds rained down areas along the coast, which brought down many trees, electric supports, and residential houses were also damaged.
According to weather forecasts, the brunt of the elements will fall on the coastline of the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, 220 km long. The Phuket News publication reports floods in the region. In the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, all educational institutions are closed and flights are canceled, and seaports do not work either.
In connection with the approach of the tropical hurricane Pabuk, residents of the coastal areas of the southern provinces of Thailand are moved to shelters.
Meanwhile, “Pabuk” with an increasing force goes straight to the island for the first time in 56 years, when typhoon Harriet took the lives of more than 900 people.