Hail storm ravages bananas, teak in Phrae

Hail storm ravages bananas, teak in Phrae

Samarn Jaiyasarn surveys the damage to his banana plantation the morning after the hail storm on Thursday night. (Bangkok Post photo)
Samarn Jaiyasarn surveys the damage to his banana plantation the morning after the hail storm on Thursday night. (Bangkok Post photo)

PHRAE – A strong hail storm that swept through the province on Thursday night caused damage to farms and crops, particularly banana and teak trees, and some houses.

The storm lasted almost  an hour, starting around 9.30pm.

Samarn Jaiyasarn, chief of tambon Pak Kang of Long district, said almost banana trees on his plantation were damaged by the hail.

More than 100 teak trees, aged 15-20 years, were also knocked over in the area, he said, falling onto about 15 houses in Ban Had Sak Kham, Moo 9.

In Ban Na Tum of Moo 3, eight houses slightly damaged by falling teak trees.


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