Tropical Storm Pabuk is forecasted to affect southern Thailand from January 3-5, 2019. Heavy rains and strong winds will affect both the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea and the following areas: Chumphon, Phetchaburi, Prachuap, Khiri Khan, Surat Thani (inc. Koh Samui, Koh Phangnan, and Koh Tao), Nakhon Si Thammarart, Phatthalung, Ranong, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi (inc. Koh Phi Phi), Trang, and Satun. Flight schedules and ferry services are being affected.
Actions to Take: Monitor the local news for updates. Avoid travel to this area until the storms have dissipated. Seek secure shelter. Visit the Thailand Meteorological Department and the World Meteorological Organization for updated storm tracking information. U.S. citizens are advised to follow instructions given by Thai authorities regarding any safety and security measures for the duration of the storm.