The Nation writes that well over 30 000 people are evacuated in the seaside town of Nakhon Si Thammarat. It advised against hefty rain, strong winds and high waves. Tens of thousands of people are evacuated in several places in the holiday paradise there.
Thousands of tourists, too, must have fled from some of Thailand's most popular resorts.
Anne Britt Sodefjed is on holiday on Koh Samui together with her husband and a vennepar. She tells Dagbladet that the worst period being between the at 16 and 19 thai time, i.e. 19 and 13 English time.the IMPETUOUS WAVES: Anne Britt Sodefjed noticed that the storm picked up already by 05-the time Friday morning, Norwegian time. Photo: Private Show more
- Then we need to keep us indoors. But we are not as hard-hit as feared. It is wonderful to take care of us, she says to Dagbladet.
On Koh Samui is what set up the red flag on the beach, which means that bathing is prohibited or improper.
the Last similar storm raged in Thailand was typhoon Gay in 1989. Lost 900 persons life.Gusts up to 80 km/h
Thailand's meteorological department reported on the night of Friday, that the storm already has brought gust up to 80 kilometres an hour. They warn the people against the extreme conditions. The alerts that ferieperler as Phuket, Krabi, Koh Samui and Phangnga will be affected by the storm.
- The strong winds can bring waves up to five metres inside the Siambukta, and 2-3 metres on the west coast, says in a press release.
CNN writes that it is predicted up to 250 millimeters of rain. The hefty rain can also create land slides. Bangkok Airways has cancelled all flights to and from Koh Samui on Friday.
the Storm is expected to continue through the bay of bengal in the next few days - and can then affect countries such as Myanmar, Bangladesh and India.
According to the NTB held a father and a son the possessions of his in a pickup and drove away while they told reporters on site that the roof on their house was already injured. Officials helped fishermen to pull the boats up from the beach, where the powerful waves hit.- Worry
the Newspaper spoke Thursday with the Stig Nærø, which is on the resort island of Koh Pangan with the family. He expressed they were worried about the storm that announces its arrival today.
He could tell that several concerned tourists left the island while the ferries were still going.
It is evident that the staff at the resort here doesn't have any referanserammer for such a storm. They may not give any particular answer. We have talked with several concerned tourists in the day. Many left the island with the last of the boats in this morning, " says Nærø.
the Use of the terms "typhoon" and "hurricane" varies with where in the world they occur.
In the northwestern Pacific ocean, which here in Thailand is referred to the storms as "typhoons", while in the North Atlantic, for example, as in the Uk or on the Us east coast, called the "hurricanes". They are the same værefenomen, but in general, the storms over warm ocean waters more powerful.
For example, it was the typhoon "Gay", which hit Thailand and India in 1989 with a wind speed of up to 260 km/h. The storm "Dagmar", which are among the strongest that is measured in this country hit Norway at christmas in 2011 had a wind speed of up to 46 sekundmeter (166 km/h), with 55 sekundmeter in castes. English family preparing for the storm: - We have filled up with water and biscuits