Houses damaged, power poles downed by storm in Sakon Nakhon
A thunderstorm hit Sakon Nakhon’s Muang district early Monday, damaging dozens of houses and downing more than 10 power poles, officials said.
The storm hit Tambon Chiang Krua at 4am and officials from Tambon Chiang Krua Municipality have been on site providing assistance to affected villagers since 5.30.
Municipal officer Sathaporn Buarabat said an initial survey of just two villages, Ban Ching Krua and Ban Tha Rae, found that more than 30 houses had been damaged.
More than 10 power poles on the Ban Don Chiang Ban-Na Wa Road were downed in the storm, causing power outages in many villages.
Rescuers had so far not identified any injuries as a result of the storm. However, they are expecting to discover further damage as they survey the rest of the tambon later today, Sathaporn added.
Officials will later inform the Sakhon Nakhon’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office to provide compensation to affected villagers, he added.