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Nine provinces hit by rainstorms

Nine provinces hit by rainstorms

Rainstorms damaged 411 houses in nine provinces between April 5 and 7 but no casualties were reported.

The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department (DPMD) said on Sunday that rainstorms had ravaged the provinces of Nakhon Phanom, Khon Kaen, Loei, Phrae, Maha Sarakham, Ubon Ratchathani, Phitsanulok, Pathum Thani and Sakon Nakhon from Friday to Sunday under the influence of a low-pressure ridge.

“We are now coordinating with relevant authorities to deliver timely help to affected people,” DPMD director-general Chayapol Thitisak said yesterday.

According to him, surveys had been conducted to evaluate the damage so that compensation and assistance could be delivered in line with the Finance Ministry’s regulations.

The Meteorological Department has forecast thunderstorms for some parts of the Central Region, the East, the Northeast and the South.

“Please keep abreast of weather conditions and updates and watch out for rainstorms that may hit your areas,” Chayapol said.

Those needing assistance can call Hotline 1784 round the clock.

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