Tropical storm damages houses in several provinces

Saturday, 05 May 2012 By  NNT

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, 3 May 2012  – A tropical storm has battered Prachuap Khiri Khan and Ratchaburi provinces, damaging several houses and buildings in the two provinces. 

The storm hit Hua Hin in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province on Wednesday evening, battering it with strong winds for over an hour. Over 60 houses have been damaged, power lines blown down and there was a blackout in several villages. The Hua Hin authorities have inspected the damage and given necessities to the residents.

Meanwhile, in Ratchaburi, more than 10 houses have been damaged by the storm; most of them are in ruins. Authorities have to cut off electricity as big tree limbs fell over electrical wires; but after removing the limbs, they have switched the power back on.

In Petchburi Province, a temple pavilion under construction tumbled down injuring three monks.

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