STRONG winds toppled trees and damaged around a hundred houses while huge waves further eroded the coast of a Nakhon Si Thammarat district today (Feb. 26) as a result of an intense low pressure cell covering Malaysia and lower southern Thailand that also unleashed very heavy rain, Naewna newspaper said.
Deputy Governor Mr. Sanan Sonthimuang went to Na Saton subdistrict, Hua Sai district, which was the hardest hit to inspect the damage caused by the rough weather that started on Thursday night (Feb. 24) and distributed tiles to people to repair their wrecked homes. Machines were also brought in to build a sea wall to prevent further erosion of the coast.
District authorities have been alerted to declare this area a disaster zone so that various other government agencies will continue to give assistance.
In resolving the coastal erosion problem in the long term the Department of Public Works and Town & Country Planning is moving to extend an existing permanent barrier by another 350 metres with the district authorities to ask relevant authorities for the required budget.
The damage was caused by fierce winds and powerful waves in Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Na Saton subdistrict. Photos: Naewna
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