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Communities in Northeast Thailand are the latest to bear the brunt of the country’s monsoon season. Rain plundered 3 villages in Nakhon Ratchasima province last night, damaging 48 houses and several crops. Non Sung district officials have now warned villagers to make sure that their houses’ roofs and structures can endure rough weather.

Northeast Thailand is the country’s poorest region. In photos, the houses appear to be built with wood and other fragile materials. The Nong Sung district chief, along with local officials, handed out relief bags to residents whose houses took a hit, and inspected the damage. Luckily, no casualties were reported.

During Thailand’s monsoon season, wind and rain are constantly striking various spots, and poorer communities with fragile homes are hit the hardest. Last month, a fierce storm caused several large trees to fall down and plunder 3 houses in Patong on Phuket’s west coast. Like the village in Thailand’s Northeast, the houses also appeared to be fragile.

But it’s not just poor and rural communities that are devastated by Thailand’s weather. Earlier this week, heavy rain, wind, and floods have wreaked havoc on Pattaya. Glass panels knocked out by fierce winds fell from buildings onto several cars in Central Pattaya. Meanwhile, several roads including Sukhumvit Road were under water, disrupting traffic. The water also flooded into roadside houses.

Check out the video below to learn more about Thailand’s wet season…

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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