Tsunami drill in April 2005
Sirens blared and helicopters
clattered overhead as hundreds of Thai volunteers and
foreign tourists fled Phuket's beaches on 29 April 2005
in the first test of a tsunami evacuation plan for the
tourist destination Patong Beach.
Residents and members of the local community are being
educated and made aware of the potential dangers of natural
disasters so they are well-prepared and know how to respond
to warnings through a series of disaster response drills.