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Summer storms damage more than 5,000 homes in Nakhon Ratchasima

May 10. 2019
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More than 5,000 homes were damaged and 16,000 residents were affected by summer storms in Nakhon Ratchasima in the past three months, provincial disaster prevention and mitigation office head Pornchet Saengthong said on Friday.

Summer storms in this northeastern province this year were more severe than previous years, Pornchet said.

He said that from February to May 7, 5,095 homes in 891 villages, covering 16,500 residents, had been damaged in summer storms. 

As well, 325 rice grain-storing silos and 318 livestock enclosures, 15 greenhouses, seven state offices and nine temples were also damaged, he said. 

The province was now allocating its emergency budget to provide remedial measures to the affected residents, he said.

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