Tropical storm’s rain, surging seas strike Thai beaches

LAEM TALUMPUK, Thailand (AP) — Rain, winds and surging seawater buffeted coastal villages and world-famous tourist resorts Friday, as Tropical Storm Pabuk made landfall on southern Thailand’s east coast. The storm, with maximum sustained winds of 70kph, hit the shore of Nakhon Si Thammarat province yesterday afternoon and was roaring westward at 20kph, said Director-General of the Thai Meteorological Department Phuwieng Prakhammintara. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin