Strong winds damage homes, school


Homes lie damaged by the storm, however no one was killed or injured. Supplied

More than 50 homes and a school building were damaged in a storm in Oddar Meanchey province’s Samraong town on Thursday and Friday, but no injuries or deaths were reported.
Deputy town police chief Seu Tharith said that strong winds caused the damage.
“It was windy with a little rain. The amount of rain could only fill half of a jar,” he said.
“Only houses were damaged, no people or animals were injured or killed.
“The strong winds happened for two consecutive days.”
On Thursday at 5:30pm, strong winds hit Samraong commune and damaged 25 homes, nine of which had their roofs blown off, another 15 had their walls and roofs damaged and another had a broken support column, according to a police report.
The same report said that on Friday at 5:30pm, strong winds hit Bansay Reak commune, damaging 26 homes and one school building.
Nineteen homes and the school building had their roofs detached and seven homes were completely damaged.
“Up until now, the situation is back to normal and the weather is hot,” said Mr. Tharith.
“There is no plan to help those people affected yet, but we already reported the case to the upper level.”
On Thursday, strong winds also hit Siem Reap City, leaving homes and stores damaged and uprooting a number of trees, according to the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology.
The two storms came after the ministry gave out a weather forecast on February 19 saying that unexpected unseasonal rain was expected from February 23 to 25 in almost all of the provinces. In some areas only light rain fell, but storms hit others areas.

Source: Khmer Times


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