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Provinces battered by summer storm

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NAKHON PHANOM, 28 April 2014 (NNT) – Heavy storm, believed to have been the biggest one in 10 years, swept through Nakhon Phanom Province, forcing authorities to issue storm warnings.

Mr. Adisak Thepeat, Nakhon Phanom Provincial Governor, has ordered all relevant agencies to accelerate assistance for all storm victims. The said to be the biggest storm in 10 years ravaged Nam Kam Sub-District destroying at least 70 houses in the area. The storm also prompted authorities to issue warnings in the province.

Meanwhile,In Lampang Province, provincial authorities distributed roofing tiles and other building materials to 300 families whose houses were damaged by a summer storm. Even though residents had been given advanced warnings, the damage was still inevitable.

The storm also caused a major power blackout in Phrae Province after strong winds took down a main power line.