Southern Thai skies clear up, beach clean-up continue

BYYasir Rehman


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Skies in the Southern Thailand regions now clear up and the Tropical storm ‘Pabuk’, which had affected eight provinces in the lower South of Thailand, has already passed.

The severe storm brought destructive winds and severe floods, causing at least 3 deaths and the evacuation of over 34,000 villagers, said a statement issued by the embassy of Thailand in Canberra on Tuesday.

The situation in the affected areas has returned to normal with the Thai Government as well as many private organisations and the general public putting in place relief efforts to assist those affected.

The statement said that the popular beach resort destinations including Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Chumphon and Surat Thani as well as Ko Samui and Ko Phangan, remain largely unaffected by the severe weather conditions and continue to attract sun-seekers.

“As the weather now clears up, locals and tourists have joined in beach clean-up effort which is a heart-warming sight”, it further said.