‘Podul’ batters Phrae because it weakens throughout northern Thailand

by Kanyasorn Thintip, Nisanart Kangwanwong – The Nation
As former tropical storm “Podul” continued to weaken yesterday because it plodded westward across north -central Thailand, the Sun Men district in the northern province of Phrae was battered yesterday morning, with toppled timber and energy poles, and roofs blown off homes.
Forbidden called an urgent assembly of all district chiefs to aid residents who were affected. He additionally warned of the potential of extreme weather circumstances until Sunday, and to plan an efficient evacuation for riverside residents if essential.
Sung Men’s tambon Nam Cham noticed roofs blow off a number of houses, and timber fall down, flattening 5 power poles together with them and resulting in an early morning blackout in Nam Cham and its adjacent tambon Pong Pa Lai. Meanwhile, Ban Phra Luang (Moo 5) in tambon Phra Luang noticed a large teak tree fall and block a neighborhood highway.
Feast at Nakhon Chiang Mai Municipality diverted 30% of about 300,000 cubic metres of water on the outdated metropolis moat into the Ping River to absorb a few of Podul’s rainfall, in accordance with the municipality’s public works division head Wisakha Panyachauy.
Workers have been dispatched to dredge drainage pipes and clear away water hyacinths, whereas official were on an around-the-clock watch for flooding especially of the at-risk roads of Sri Ping Muang, Chang Klan and Suthep (near Ton Payom Market).
SOURCE: The Nation

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