Hat Praphat was
completely destroyed in the tsunami, with 49 of the
losing their lives and all 70 homes lost. The Ranong Coastal
Resources Management Station is the main employer in the area and
has been instrumental in tsunami relief work. The army has built
housing but most people are not happy with it and have remained
living with their relatives away from the village.
assisted the RCRMS with the implementation of a short term labor
project which helped to clear up the debris and salvage boats from
the mangroves. In addition, NATR supplied drinking water to the
village while the new infrastructure was being set up.