Preparedness in private sector

TRAGEDY RECALLED: A commemoration ceremony is held in 2014 in Khao Lak, Phangnga, to mark the 10th anniversary of the tsunami in Thailand. Below, the evacuation sign at Kholak Laguna Resort. PHOTO: Patipat Janthong

In Phangnga province in the South, Khaolak Laguna Resort has prepared measures to handle disasters, learning a lesson from the Indian Ocean tsunami that claimed over 8,000 lives in Thailand in 2004.

On learning of an earthquake happening in the Andaman Sea, hotel IT officer Jakkrit Jarumalai would use special software provided by the Princess Pa Foundation.

After the centric location and magnitude of the earthquake were calculated, Mr Jakkrit would be able to calculate if a tsunami would hit his hotel, how high the giant wave would be and how much time they have to flee.

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