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Navy sent in to help Phuket residents as major roads flooded, homes uninhabitable

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The Royal Thai Navy has been drafted in to help flood victims in Phuket as major roads have been left inundated and many homes uninhabitable. There has been no let-up in the torrential rain that has caused devastating flooding across the southern island.

In the northern district of Thalang, many roads have been left flooded in the Chergntalay sub-district, with motorbikes unable to pass. Both the north and south-bound lanes of Thep Kasattri Road in Baan Lipon are flooded, with traffic backed up for kilometres, according to a Phuket Express report.

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In the sub-district of Kamala, on the west coast, homes have been destroyed by flood water, soil, and sand. Local authority workers are helping residents in the clean-up operation, but many residents are unable to return to their homes.

Meanwhile, in the sub-district of Rassada, east of Phuket Town, residents of Soi Pa Neang and Soi Samkong 1 have also been badly affected, with Navy officers using large water pumps 24-hours a day to drain the floodwater.

A number of different aid groups are providing flood victims with food and water, in addition to medical supplies and items such as towels, bedding and clothing. Anyone who wishes to donate such items can do so at the drop-off points listed HERE.

Donated items can also be dropped off at the Pre-Loved Charity Store at the Blue Tree complex in Cherngtalay.

SOURCE: The Phuket Express

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