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Tsunami evacuation drill to be held at Patong Beach


A mass tsunami evacuation drill will be held in Patong on June 25, with the tsunami-warning sirens sounding the alarm at 13h30 to 15h30, reports The Phuket News.

The drill is part of a series of mass tsunami evacuation exercises being held throughout all six Andaman coast provinces under the banner of the Integrated Disaster Management Exercise.

Mass tsunami evacuation drills will be conducted in Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun over June 24-25.

Similar drills will be held in Baan Bang Baen in Ranong, at Baan Nam Khem in Takupa, Phang Nga, and at Haad Suu San Hoi (Fossil Shell Beach) in Ao Nang, Krabi, from 10h30 to midday on June 24.

This Friday, evacuation training for community leaders and local business owners will be held at the Patong Municipality offices, starting at 13h00.
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