The tropical storm Pabuk came Friday afternoon, local time, on land, on the east coast of Thailand. According to Foreign Affairs, the Belgian tourists on the most risky islands most likely evacuated to the Thai mainland.
The storm will be located to the south of the country, and also popular tourist places and islands such as Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, take. Residents and tourists to the islands, not the mainland. The airports are closed, and ferries may not sail.
In total there are 120 Belgian tourists in the south of Thailand whose Foreign Affairs know. Thirty of them were at the biggest risk-islands. According to the Foreign Affairs that tourists will most likely evacuated to the mainland.
The Belgian government is asking for the opinions of the Thai authorities to follow. Foreign Affairs is following the situation in the coming hours and days via the embassy in Bangkok. There are as yet no calls were received from Belgians who require assistance in the region, it already has a few phones of concerned people in his own country.
The eye of the storm will be in the south of the country, in the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat. Then will the tropical storm to weaken to a tropical depression. It is not uncommon that in this period of the year storms, but according to the Thai authorities can sometimes be the heaviest storm of the past few decades in the country. There are waves of five metres expected.