Rain and Hailstorms Cause Damages

 | Wed 25 Mar 2015 08:32 ICT

CityNews – Yesterday evening, March 24, Chiang Mai experienced a second day of rainstorms and even some hailstorms in many areas around the region.

hailThe rainstorms caused floods in downtown Chiang Mai, including the areas around Sripingmuang community, Kom Market and Chiang Mai College of Dramatic Arts. Traffic jams ensued but ended quickly after the rain stopped.

Om Koi district experienced both rainstorms and hailstorms (with hailstones 1 – 2 centimeters in size) and the roofs of many houses were damaged.

In Sankampaeng district, rainstorms toppled big trees, collapsing a community learning centre in On Tai sub-district. Centre staff have urged authorities to survey the damages and help local residents who were affected.

Meanwhile, the Northern Meteorological Centre has warned residents to prepare for more rainstorms, forecasted throughout this week.

Around 2,000 people in Mae Wang, Hang Dong, and Sanpatong districts were reported to be affected by the rainstorms these past two days, with damages to trees and property. Yet no injury was reported.

Major General Sarayut Rangsee of the 33rd military circle led militaries to inspect the damages in the area and provided help for Norkam Srijamao of Yuwa sub-district and his family. His whole house collapsed on another small house nearby. Militaries dismantled the house to prevent danger and evacuated residents to safety areas.