Prachuap Khirikhan, Samut Songkhram and Chonburi hit by adverse weather


HUA HIN, 9 November 2013 Several provinces in the lower Central Region have been hit by heavy rains, with damage being reported from the provinces of Prachuap Khirikhan, Chonburi and Samut Songkhram. 

In the resort town of Hua Hin, heavy ocean swells sent waves pounding into the coast, sinking a fishing boat and damaging 10 others. Sea-side restaurants also suffered damage. Hua Hin mayor Nopphon Sutthikun has told officials to quickly provide help in recovering the damaged sea vessels. Flooding persisted in the municipal area of Hua Hin due to the recent spate of heavy raining, although the water level has subsided. Some gated communities remained flooded on Friday.

In Sam Roi Yot and Pranburi districts, certain segments of the main Phetkasem Road were covered with floodwater 30-50 centimeters high. Around 10 homes were reported damaged by floods in the two districts.

In Samutsongkhram province, around 50 homes were damaged by a cyclone on Friday. 12 high-voltage power poles were knocked down, causing a blackout in two sub-districts. Provincial Electricity Authority officials in the province and from nearby Ratchaburi and Phetchaburi were rushing to restore power before Saturday morning.

In Chonburi province, heavy rains lashed Sattahip district throughout Friday, and waves were almost 2 meters in height. Navy ships in the area reported having assisted the crew of 3 fishing vessels that capsized off the coast of Chonburi; no casualties were reported, however.