PHUKET CITY: The National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC), together with provincial and local authorities, will conduct the first full-scale test of its 79-tower tsunami warning system in the six Andaman Coast provinces on the morning of July 25.

The exercise has been dubbed “Andaman Wave 007” by the agency.

To prepare for the test, which will include evacuation drills in all 19 tsunami-risk areas of Phuket, Phuket Vice-Governor Tri Augkaradacha chaired a meeting at the Phuket Provincial Health Office on July 11.

The evacuation drills will be organized by district offices, with the exception of Patong, where the municipality will be responsible.

The alarms will sound at 9:30 am and will be followed by the evacuation drills. The areas, along with Patong, include:

Muang district: Ao Yon, Kata, Karon, Kata Noi, Nai Harn, Rawai, Koh Lone, Koh Racha, and Ao Chalong.

Thalang district: Nai Yang, Bang Tao and Lay Phang, Mai Khao, Ao Por. Kathu district: Kamala Beach.

The testing will include siren sounds as well as voice messages in Thai and English triggered by officials at the NDWC headquarters in Nonthaburi.

source reference : Phuketgazette Click to see more.

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