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Phuket tsunami evacuation drill this morning

August 21, 2009

PHUKET CITY: There will be a  a full-scale tsunami warning and evacuation exercise in Phuket this morning starting at 10am, the National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) has announced.

The drill, to run until 12 noon, will also be conducted in Phang-Nga, Krabi, Ranong, Trang, and Satun provinces. 

This is only a drill. Warning tower alarms will go off in all participating areas. 

The Phuket exercises will be jointly conducted by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office (DDPM-Phuket), Provincial Office and local administrative offices.


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