In Thailand have fled, tens of thousands of holidaymakers ahead of the tropical storm “Pabuk”. On the Islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand Packed with numerous tourists on the Wednesday of your stuff. The Islands are now “almost empty,” said the administrative chief of Koh Phangan, Krikkrai Songthanee, on Thursday. Since new year’s eve, 30,000 to 50,000 people had left the Islands. Also in the South of Thailand, tens of thousands of people have left their homes and sought protection. The inhabitants on the coast of the province of Nakorn Si Thammarat in the storm “Pabuk” met on Thursday on the country, would be brought to safety, informed the Ministry of emergency situations of the country.

“Pabuk” is the first tropical storm for about 30 years, reaches the Region outside of the monsoon season. He is expected to reach Koh Phangan, Koh Tao and the island of Koh Samui, where the new year’s high season, in the coming days, and then on to the mainland. An official evacuation arrangement, it was not initially, however, the tourist crowd has left the Islands. The mayor of Koh Tao said, the ships to Chumphon on the mainland were completely crowded. On the island, which is especially popular amongst divers, persevere, therefore, but a few of thousands of holiday makers who want to brave the storm.

Koh Samui drowned on Wednesday, a Russian Tourist. He had gone swimming with his family in spite of Badeverbots and red flags on the beach, as the police officer Boonnam Srinarat said. The 56-year-old man was pulled from the strong current into the sea. The authorities on Koh Samui have announced shelters for vacationers to set up, the want to stay in spite of the storm on the island.

tropical storm “Pabuk” will reach the Islands of Koh Phangan, Koh Tao and the island of Koh Samui in the coming days.

“Pabuk” was moving with wind speeds of up to 104 kilometres per hour on the Gulf of Thailand. The Thai weather service warned of heavy rain and up to seven meters high waves. Normally, the waves in the Gulf of Thailand, only two meters high, said weather service chief Phuwieng Prakammaintara.

The Meteorolgen assume that the storm Typhoon will reach the strength. Because predictions are difficult, should keep people strictly to the recommendations of the authorities. In the whole of the South of Thailand is expected with heavy rains, also in the holiday regions of the Andaman sea and in the southernmost provinces of Pattani, Narathiwat and Yala.