Northern provinces hit by another storm


PHRAE, 15 May 2014 – Another storm has swept through the northern region of Thailand, destroying houses and other public facilities. 

Residents in Mueang District of Phrae Province have begun to inspect their homes after a summer storm swept through the province. The storm damaged 72 houses and many agricultural plantations in 7 villages. Provincial authorities are now speeding up help for the victims.

In Nakhon Sawan Province, the storm destroyed more than 100 houses and took down several power poles in the area. The roofs of some houses were completely blown away by the strong winds. The people are hurriedly fixing their homes amid fears that there could be another storm soon.

Meanwhile, a 100-year-old tree in Phitsanulok Province was uprooted by the storm, whereas 19 houses were ravaged. Authorities are assessing the damage and providing assistance for the people.