Flooding alerts from the Foreign Office for Thailand and Italy
October 27th, 2011 by elisa

Following the months of flooding in Thailand, the Foreign Office has now advised against travel to the capital city and 26 other provinces.

It said: “Our advice against all but essential travel to the city of Bangkok does not include transit through Suvarnabhumi international airport.

“Flights to destinations elsewhere in Thailand (eg the resorts of Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Phuket, and Koh Samui) continue to operate normally.”

A five-day holiday has been ordered by the Thai authorities so that residents can evacuate the capital. More than 360 people have died in Thailand’s worst flooding in decades.

Torrential rain in parts of Italy is also threatening lives. Rescue workers are searching for missing people in Liguria and Tuscany with the province of La Spezia and its UNESCO- protected tourist site of Monterosso particularly badly hit.

The Foreign Office current update is: “The A12 highway in Liguria has been blocked in both directions since yesterday afternoon because of a mudslide, and train services throughout the coastal region of Liguria have been halted. British nationals are advised to avoid these areas unless absolutely necessary.

Motorway flooding elsewhere is also a problem. IsoRadio has the best up to date information for travelllers, with a bulletin in English approximately every hour. There are also weather alerts for the Campania, Veneto and Friuli-Venezia-Giulia regions.”


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