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Korat pounded by storms for three months straight

May 12. 2019
A damaged house in Nakhon Rachasima
A damaged house in Nakhon Rachasima
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By The Nation

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Summer storms have affected more than 16,500 people in northeastern Nakhon Ratchasima province over the past three months, officials said on Sunday.

Nearly 900 villages in 31 districts have been hit by storms since February, affecting 6,048 households. 

More than 5,000 houses, 325 rice barns and 318 livestock corrals were damaged, as well as temples and local administrative offices.

Officials issued 153 emergency announcements and declared disaster zones to secure relief funding. 

A storm late last week in Huay Thalaeng district damaged 70 houses, completely demolishing one belonging to Somboon Kheunmai, 49. 

He has received assistance from the local administrative office and the Second Army Region to help rebuild his home.

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