PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: On January 5, Thailand Gulf storm surges generated waves as high as five meters in the area of Prachuap Bay, leaving muang district’s coastal roads flooded, obstructed with debris and impassible for small vehicles.
PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Among the millions of Thais reveling in celebration to welcome the 2019 New Year were tens of thousands set back from their own injuries, or those of “lucky” and “unlucky” friends or family members who were the latest statistics on Thailand’s infamous roads.
PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Disaster mitigation preparation is underway in 16 provinces in South and West Thailand as a tropical storm in the Gulf of Thailand is expected to make landfall 3 to 5 January, 2019.
PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: With an aim of promoting consumer rights protection across the province, a council comprising representatives from the public and private sectors was established at a 29 December meeting.
KHAO TAKIEP, HUA HIN: The Thai News Agency on December 17 reported on two separate dolphin carcasses found washed up on the beach – one in Tha Sala district of Nakhon Si Thammarat, and one in Hua Hin district of Prachuap Khiri Khan.
CHA-AHM POLICE STATION: In the first two weeks of December 2018, police in Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan provinces made 89 drug or weapons related arrests, seizing guns and drugs, in addition to amulets, gold, mobile phones, motorbikes and assets worth nearly 700,000 THB.
According to Ban Muang news, senior police officers from the two Western Thailand provinces on December 14 staged a press conference to reveal booty from raids that took place between 1-14 December.
The booty included 4,693 meth pills (yaba), 9.86 grams of crystal meth (ya ice), 87 grams of dried cannabis, 25 guns (pistols and rifles), five motorbikes, 11 mobile phones, four Buddhist amulets, THB 58,500 worth of gold, and THB 693,920 worth of undisclosed assets.
BANG SAPHAN and BANG SAPHAN NOI: Some 800 residents in 250 households had been displaced from flash floods that caused damage to at least six roads in the southern district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province. Thai media outlet, iNNnews reports that agriculture damage surveys were still being conducted on December 12, and that this is the fifth time this year the area has faced such a disaster, while Siam Rath reports damaged bridges, and a packed hospital with many residents suffering from colds after toughing out three days of continuous rain.