Houses, coastline damaged by heavy rainstorms

Houses, coastline damaged by heavy rainstorms

Authorities inspect damage from heavy rainstorms that ravaged the coastline of Nakhon Si Thammarat province on Saturday. (Photo: Nujaree Rakrun)
Authorities inspect damage from heavy rainstorms that ravaged the coastline of Nakhon Si Thammarat province on Saturday. (Photo: Nujaree Rakrun)

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: About 100 houses have been damaged and a coastline heavily eroded by heavy rainstorms that pummelled seaside areas of Hua Sai, Pak Phanang, Sichon, Tha Sala and Khanom districts of this southern provinces.

The storms, which sent high waves ashore, began to hit the eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand from Feb 24 and continued until Sunday morning.

The road along the coastline from Pak Phanang to Hua Sai district was hit by sea waves, which also damaged about 100 houses at Pho Thale Ngam village in tambon Na Saton of Hua Sai district.

A 500-metre stretch of the beach at Na Saton village was heavily eroded.

Sanan Sonthimuang, the deputy provincial governor, made an inspection trip to examine the damage on Sunday morning.

Heavy machines were dispatched to the area to repair the road and the beach, authorities said. The Na Saton Municipality had given tiles and roofing sheets to villagers to repair the damaged houses.

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