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Summer Storms Damage Hundreds of Homes Northern Thailand



Summer storms ravage northern Thailand

A Fierce summer storms pounded Northern Thailand this weekend damaging hundreds of houses and knocking out electricity. Widespread damage was cause across Chiang Rai, Phayao, Uttaradit and also Phitsanulok.

In Chiang Khong District, homes were damaged in Wiang, Sathan and Si Don Chai with many areas also losing power. In Ban Had Krai, Tambon Wiang over 100 homes lost their roofs. The Royal Thai Army deploying the 3rd Cavalry and also the 3301st Rangers to assist in the cleanup.

There were an estimated 300 homes with roof damage in Wiang Kaen District, Wiang Moo , Wiang Kaen and Chiang Saen. Furthermore in Phan district power poles were knocked down by fallen tree causing massive power outages.

In Phayao, a violent storm hit,Fai Kwang, Wiang, Mae Lao, Thung Phasuk and Romyen, in Chaing Kham. Many houses in 15 villages were damaged. The storm blew away roofing on some houses. Nobody was injured.

In Uttaradit, more than 10 houses were damaged when a storm hit tambon Tham Chalong in the early hours of Saturday. Most of the damage was in Nong Pai village where houses had their roofs blown off. Several big trees were uprooted by the storm that lashed the village at about 3.20am. Above all nobody was hurt.

In Phitsanulok,rain and storm winds damaged houses in Phrom Phiram district on Friday night. Even more metal roofing was blown from houses striking power lines, causing blackouts.

The Meteorological Department on Saturday issued a summer thunderstorm warning for Northern Thailand on Saturday and also Sunday.

The weather office said outbreaks of summer storms, accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning strikes, gusty winds and also hail are possible in many areas of the North. Furthermore residents are advised to secure items outdoors that could be picked up by high winds.

Summer Storms Damaged Homes in Chiang Rai


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