Summer storms trouble Isan, more rains to come
published : 26 Mar 2017 at 15:17
updated: 27 Mar 2017 at 10:40
writer: Online Reporters
Several northeastern provinces were hit by heavy downpours on Sunday and weather authorities have warned of more summer storms in several other parts of the country until Wednesday.
Strong winds and heavy rains flooded some roads in Khon Kaen municipality on Sunday morning and some districts in Udon Thani, including the city, were battered by downpours for hours.
Areas at risk of summer storms and strong winds as of Sunday. (Meteorological Department photo)
Heavy rains were reported in other areas, including Maha Sarakham, Loei and Sakhon Nakhon.
The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department on Sunday reported damage to 74 houses in 50 villages in Phetchabun and Ubon Ratchathani due to summer storms on Saturday.
Strong winds have killed three people and damaged 5,500 houses in 26 provinces since March 14, the state rescue agency added.
The latest announcement issued by the Meteorological Department on Sunday warned of summer storms in almost every province in the northeastern region and parts of the northern and central region and all eastern provinces until Wednesday.
People are advised to stay away from outdoor places due to the "severe weather conditions", it added.