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Floods recede in Phuket but the emergency relief continues

Phuket’s flood relief program continues as much-needed help keeps arriving to the worst affected communities across the island. Even though the sun is out and flood waters have continued to recede, there is still a lot of damage to be repaired, mud removed from properties and food packages being provided for many in dire emergency.

A Burmese workers camp in Laguna/Pasak was visited today by the Thepkasattri Mayor Sittichai Jantawat (in the photo above) who donated 200 cooked meals and 50 packs of water on behalf of the municipality.  They said they are committed to replacing lost food supplies, bedding and at least a week of fresh water supply, along with the support of Living Waters Phuket.

Affected citizens in Sam Kong and Cherngtalay were provided with life bags and emergency bedding. The life bags contain food staples along with basic medical supplies for a group of people or families, for a number of days.

Some 160 communities have been affected across Phuket, some ending up with metre-deep floodwaters, inundating their homes and destroying electrical equipment and property, and in some cases cutting them off from food supplies and other communities on the island.

Today Living Waters Phuket are reaching out to the local community to come and assist pack packing life bags. The next packing program will be 150 life bags for Burmese worker camps at 3.30pm tomorrow, October 27, at the 5 Star Marine office at Boat Lagoon.

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