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Tropical storms ravage hundreds of homes in NE
« on: February 17, 2015, 01:58:43 PM »
Tropical rainstorms yesterday hit two northeastern provinces causing damages to more than 500 houses in several districts.

In Sakhon Nakhon province, topical storm lashed several villages in Art-amnuay district for over an hour Monday night, blacking out  electricity and blowing away roofs of several houses.

More  than 100 houses were damaged but nobody was injured.

Local authorities were out to inspect the damaged area to hand out first aids to affected people.

In Nakhon Phanom, two districts, Si Songkhram and Tha Uthen were hit by torrential rainstorms, with hundreds of homes damaged, trees and power poles flattened to the ground.

According to Bangkok Post, Severely hit were villages in Ban Kha, Thabo Songkhram, Nakham and Si Songkhram of Si Songkhram district. Big trees, advertising signboards and power poles were brought down, causing blackouts  in many areas.

Five buildings at Ban Kha school, which has about 300 students, were damaged.

The school has been temporarily closed for repairs.

In Tha Uthen district, about 20 houses in tambons Tha Uthen and Chaiburi were hit by the storm

Blackouts and local administration officials were examining the damage and organising assistance to residents.

Sakhon Nakhon Army Circle  has despatched soldiers to storm-hit villages to repair damaged houses and school buildings. Mobile medical teams were also sent to troubled areas.
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