Summer storms wreak hovoc to 7 provinces

Summer storms have caused vast damages in seven provinces with almost a hundred houses damaged and over 200 people affected.

The Ministry of Interior’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department said on Wednesday (Apr 25)

that summer storms since April 23 until today have slammed 23 villages in 13 districts of seven provinces.

It said 92 houses were damaged and 211 people were left homeless.

Department’s director-general Chayapol Thitisak said affected by summer storms were 4 provinces in the Northeast, namely Mukdaharn, Sisaket, Loei and Udon Thani, and 3 in the North, namely Chiang Mai, Phichit and Lamphun.

Relief aids have been sent in to relieve the trouble of the affected families while soldiers, district officials and volunteers were helping them to repair their damaged homes, he said.

He continued to warn people in the North, Northeast, Central, South, and Bangkok,  against the storms which would start hitting the country from today until April 28, saying that gusty winds and freak storms are also expected in some areas.

He said the department has an emergency line 1784 to coordinate and provide assistance to affected people on a 24-hour basis.

Meanwhile summer storms have caused damages to several durian plantations in three districts, Khukhan, Muang and Kantharalak in Sisaket as farmers reported several durian trees were fallen and broken by gusty winds.