Ninety houses damaged, power cables down on main roads after Phuket storms

Breaking News June 18, 2018 18:40

By The Nation
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Some 90 houses across Phuket were damaged by storms on Monday, while eight power cables were brought down in Thalang.

This is the latest situation in our coverage of the unusually wet and windy storms to have hit the island.

Officials have surveyed all three districts and found that around 90 houses were damaged by the storms in Mueang Phuket, Kathu and Thalang. 

The total value of the damage has been estimated at nearly Bt300,000. Most of the damage is to roofs, motorbikes and some cars.

Tha Chatchai police received reports at about noon on Monday that eight power poles had been brought down, blocking Thepkrasattri Road near Hongyong Bamrung School in Thalang.

According to the Thai Meteorological Department Office of the Southern West Coast, from today until Wednesday “there is a Southwest monsoon that is affecting the Andaman Sea as well as the whole west coast of southern Thailand”.

Following the heavy rains and high winds, Phuket Governor Norrapat Plodthong continued to express concern on Sunday about the possibility of more flash-flooding and wind damage.


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