Since the tsunami in December 2004, Thailand has developed the tsunami warning system throughout coastal areas including Krabi and Koh Lanta. There are 5 warning towers located on Koh Lanta:
Baan Saladan School
Klong Dao Beach
Klong Tob Beach
Klong Nin Beach
If the National Disaster Warning Center detects any tsunami activity in any region, they’ll send out an alert to the area by fax, SMS, hotline, television broadcast, intranet and to the warning towers. As a tourist on Koh Lanta, you would receive a warning from the tower, hotel staff, and locals after the alert is sent out.
Unfortunately, not all hotels or resorts on Koh Lanta have an evacuation plan in place for the guests. If a tsunami warning occurs:
Stay calm and don’t panic
Be aware of the location you’re in – look around for signs
Find the evacuation route or quickly move to higher ground
Stay in the safe zone until further notice
Please only listen to reliable sources for any alerts or warnings on Koh Lanta. There have been many false predictions and reports about tsunamis in the region that keep you from coming to our paradise island.
Be safe and alert at all times