NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand | Thailand braces for powerful storm at southern beach towns

3Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand—Jan 03, 2019—Thai authorities suspended ferry services and evacuated locals and tourists ahead of a tropical storm expected to pound the Southeast Asian nation’s famed southern beach resorts during a peak tourism season.

Rain was already falling around the Gulf of Thailand and officials warned that torrential downpours, strong winds and rough seas were expected when Tropical Storm Pabuk makes landfall Friday evening.

There are fears that the storm will be the worst to hit Thailand since 1989, when Typhoon Gay left more than 400 dead.

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