Tropical storms hit several provinces


BANGKOK, (NNT) – Tropical storms have hit several provinces in the Northeast, with reports of infrastructure damage across various districts.

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Thundershowers have cooled temperatures in Sakon Nakhon province after days of heat. Residents are advised to beware of falling branches and advert signs, as well as to protect themselves from health risks associated with inclement weather.

In Phetchabun province, thunderstorms and hailstorms have damaged 59 homes across nine subdistricts, while a landslide has partially obstructed a section of the Lomsak-Chumpae Highway in Pak Chong subdistrict.

In Ubon Ratchathani province, troops from the Royal Thai Army’s Mobile Development Unit 56 and local government officials have combined their efforts to repair homes, a local school and a temple that were damaged in the rain.

The Meteorological Department has forecast tropical storms and hailstorms for the North, Northeast, East and Central regions. The storms in the North and Central Plains are expected to weaken between March 19th and 20th, but remain powerful in the Northeast and East.