The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has revealed that the recent summer storm inflicted damages on nearly 1,400 homes in six provinces. Assistance is being provided for the victims.
The department’s Director-General Chatchai Promlert indicated that a total of 19 districts in six provinces in the northern, northeastern and western regions of Thailand were recently affected by a summer storm, which brought along heavy rain, hail and gusty winds.
Those provinces consist of Loei, Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Phanom, Udon Thani, Nong Khai and Nakhon Sawan.
Four houses are reported to have been entirely destroyed while another 1,394 are partially damaged.
The DDPM offices in the areas have dispatched officials to assess the situation and distribute urgent help to the residents. Necessities, along with home repair equipment and roof tiles, are being handed out.
Summer storms are common in Thailand, especially the North and Northeast, during March-May of every year.