Samui declared disaster zone after heavy rain
(BangkokPost.com) - Samui island is declared disaster zone on Thursday after it was hit by heavy rain the night before.
The rain caused flood in several locations. Water level on the main road is at 30 centimetre high.
Hundreds of tourists are left stranded as weather condition prevented aircrafts from taking off since late Wednesday.
Authorities are trying to pump water into river to alleviate the problem and prevent further flooding if rain comes again.
Surat Thani provincial office sent 170 soldiers into the island to assist locals and tourists.