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Tropical Storm Hits Northeastern Provinces
« on: April 18, 2012, 01:48:36 PM »
LOEI: -- A tropical storm has damaged homes and property in northeastern provinces.
Hailstorms struck villages in Wang Saphung and Muang districts in Loei Province.

Strong winds ravaged more than 70 homes in Sri Songkram Subdistrict and 30 homes in Muang District as well as two truck assembly plants with over 50 million baht worth of damage.

The manager of the two plants said the heavy rain, accompanied by hailstones, poured down and was followed by a strong gust of wind. He shouted warnings at workers in time to seek shelter so there were no injuries or deaths.

Chicken farms and homes in many areas were also damaged by wind gusts. Strong winds felled over 100 trees and ten electricity posts.

Wang Saphung District Chief Sophon Suwannarat has inspected the damage and coordinated with responsible agencies to assist affected residents.

In Buri Ram Province, administration officers along with village headmen and officials from the local administration organization are rushing to assess damage from the tropical storm that hit the province on April 5 and 15.

The results will be submitted to the governor so that assistance can be provided urgently and thoroughly.

The inspection found that the storm damaged 170 homes in Muang District and 112 homes in Ban Mai Chaiyaphot District.

The total value of damage to homes in the two districts has been estimated at two million baht. However, there were no reports of injuries or deaths.

People whose homes have been completely damaged by the storm will receive a maximum of 30,000 baht in compensation while 20,000 baht will be given to those whose homes have been partially damaged.

The public is advised to keep a close watch on the weather forecast by the Meteorological Department.
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