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Phuket News: Prachuab ‘disaster area’ after storms

PRACHUAB KHIRI KHAN: All districts in the upper south province of Prachuab Khiri Khan have been declared disaster areas after strong winds and rains ravaged many places on Saturday.


By Bangkok Post

Monday 15 April 2013, 08:48AM


Fishermen move their boats to safe places after summer storms hit Prachuab Khiri Khan. (Photo by Chaiwat Satyaem)

Fishermen move their boats to safe places after summer storms hit Prachuab Khiri Khan. (Photo by Chaiwat Satyaem)

Provincial governor Veera Sriwattanatrakul announced on Sunday that eight districts were damaged with Sam Roi Yot, Muang and Thap Sakae hardest hit by the storms.

The announcement will enable the provincial Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office to help people affected by the storms quickly with a B20 million budget.

A survey found 445 houses were destroyed, 85 coastal fishing boats were sunk or damaged and power poles were brought down.

Each damaged house will receive no more than B33,000 for repairs and the owners of the fishing boats will receive B11,000 aid, the governor said.

The storms hit the province at 3am on Saturday followed by heavy rains and waves up to four metres high in the Gulf of Thailand.

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