Northern town ravaged by storm
published : 22 Mar 2021 at 10:47
writer: Chinnawat Singha
PHITSANULOK: A summer storm hit Nakhon Thai district on Sunday night, causing extensive damage in the local town and surrounding areas.
The storm moved in about 7pm and lasted for over an hour, damaging houses, a petrol station and shops. Some houses were reported to have been completely destroyed.
Trees fell on to the Phitsanulok-Nakhon Thai highway, blocking traffic at many spots. District and municipal work crews and volunteers were mobilsed to cut and move the fallen trees from the highway, allowing traffic to resume.
Nisit Sawasdithep, the district chief, ordered disaster mitigation officials to examine the damage so that assistance and relief goods could be rapidly provided for people worst affected by the storm.
There were no reports of injuries.