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Many areas in Thailand are being hit with summer thunderstorms during this period, causing damage to houses. A number of agencies have now stepped up operations to assist affected villagers.
A low pressure system prevailing over upper parts of Thailand has caused thunderstorms and strong winds in 72 districts of 23 provinces in the north and northeastern regions since 20th May. The disaster has so far caused damage to 3,503 houses, injured seven persons, and killed one.
In Lampang, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has coordinated with the provincial hall, military units, local administrative organizations, and related agencies to provide initial assistance to affected villagers by distributing items for consumption, roof tiles and repair items, and making surveys of the damage as a reference for compensation to be offered according to the Ministry of Finance’s regulations.
In Sukhothai, the Provincial Governor Maitree Tritinanun has along with members of the Red Cross chapter, delivered essential items to disaster affected persons in Khiri Mat district, while the local administrative organization, village headmen, and the district office have allocated repair tools and materials, while personnel from Altruistic Heart Volunteers, are helping repair damaged houses following the widespread disaster.