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Tsunami towers at popular Phuket beaches fail to sound
Phuket Gazette

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The tsunami warning tower on Patong Beach was not one of the five that failed to work properly during the drill. Photo: Gazette file

PHUKET: -- Five of the 19 tsunami warning towers in Phuket failed to work properly during the tsunami and earthquake drill yesterday afternoon.

“The warning towers in Kata and Karon failed to sound, while the one in Mai Khao couldn’t be heard from 500 meters away,” said Trakul Thotham, director of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Region 8 Office.

The towers were set to play the Thai National Anthem instead of the tsunami warning to prevent confusion and panic.

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-- Phuket Gazette 2016-03-31

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the one in Mai Khao couldn’t be heard from 500 meters away

Geniuses.

Ever thought that the national anthem has not quite the acoustic reach of a siren?

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Five of the 19 tsunami warning towers in Phuket failed to work properly

New Law (i can do that) Teach all the school kids to whistle, for the next

tsunami warning, '' listen for the whistle '' if you lose your hearing due to

very bad dose of hay fever, like me, we will die.

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Cynical would be finding out after a tsunami that they didn't work, and hadn't been tested in years.

So again, they get one JWD pat on the back, hopefully encouraged to follow through with repairs, and even better, test on a regular, routine basis. That may even be the case already, dunno, don't live on Phuket.

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This is typical "thainess". Instead of ensuring all equipment are functioning properly and everyone benefits from the exercise, they use the exercise to to find "faults".

ummm... I thought THAT was the purpose of testing the system

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This is typical "thainess". Instead of ensuring all equipment are functioning properly and everyone benefits from the exercise, they use the exercise to to find "faults".

ummm... I thought THAT was the purpose of testing the system

If you want to be proactive, and to not look like a dill, you arrange a quick test before the official exercise.

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