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    Phuket to hold full-scale tsunami drill on Christmas Day

    “We will conduct the drill in Patong, Karon and Rawai in the morning. Local government officials will carry out campaigns to let residents and tourists know about the drill and they will ask hotels to inform their guests,” he said. - See more at: Phuket to hold full-scale tsunami drill on Christmas Day


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    Xmas day ??

    Is that really when you want to disturb everyone with a drill ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    Xmas day ??

    Is that really when you want to disturb everyone with a drill ??
    Yes yes yes because that's when the tsunami happened 5555555555

    You see us Thai's can thing logically 5555555555555
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geespot View Post
    Yes yes yes because that's when the tsunami happened 5555555555

    You see us Thai's can thing logically 5555555555555
    It's not just the Thais , I remember the year after the Tsunami hearing Western tourists saying they wouldn't go near the beach on Boxing Day "in case the Tsunami came again" !

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    Quote Originally Posted by faultytowers View Post
    It's not just the Thais , I remember the year after the Tsunami hearing Western tourists saying they wouldn't go near the beach on Boxing Day "in case the Tsunami came again" !
    Well if you had been there the day after the tsunami....................................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geespot View Post
    Well if you had been there the day after the tsunami....................................
    I was !....

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    Drill is a bit inappropiate then

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    The Tsunami did clear the beach chairs and the jetskis I suppose (Took this in Sawatdirak Rd before the second wave and the fastest run of our lives)

    A very sad day coming up for every one who was here at the time, it certainly changed our attitude to life.
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    Common sense prevails, for once.

    Phuket officials postpone Christmas Day tsunami drill - The Nation

    Phuket officials postpone Christmas Day tsunami drill


    December 17, 2014 1:01 pm
    PHUKET (Phuket Gazette) -- Phuket officials have postponed a full-scale tsunami drill that was planned for Christmas Day, following a number of complaints from victims' families who are preparing for the 10th anniversary of the tragedy on Boxing Day.

    "We have cancelled plans to hold the full-scale drill on Christmas Day after receiving feedback from the victims' families, who feel that the drill will bring back bad memories," said Santhawat Riwleung, chief of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Phuket office.

    The drill was initially scheduled to be held on December 25, but Governor Nisit Jansomwong later said that he was considering postponing the drill after foreigners filed complaints with him saying they didn't want to witness a full-scale drill so close to the 10th anniversary day.

    "Governor Nisit understands that the timing of the drill is sensitive, so he has ordered it to be rescheduled," Mr Santhawat told the Phuket Gazette Tuesday.



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