City approves 20,000 baht payouts for families affected by March storm

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Pattaya officials have approved a 1 million baht budget to provide repairs and relief for local victims of last month’s severe overnight storm.

Fifty South Pattaya and Koh Larn families suffered damage to homes, fishing boats and other property from high winds and driving rain. In the days following the tempest, city leaders promised relief of up to 10,000 baht per family.

Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn chairs a meeting to provide more relief for victims of last month’s storm. Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn chairs a meeting to provide more relief for victims of last month’s storm.

Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn said the Thamsamakee Temple area and part of Koh Larn were declared disaster areas, enabling the city to obtain more funds for reconstruction.  The Social Welfare Department examined the affected areas and found 50 families in need of assistance. Their cases have been submitted to city engineers for damage assessment.

Registered households will be able to collect up to 20,000 baht each, with city officials arranging engineers and construction workers. Non-registered fishermen can collect up to 1,000 baht for each damaged boat.