Koh Samui, Thailand (CGTN / CNN) -- Residents of southern Thailand's east coast are sorting through the wreckage left behind after Tropical Storm Pabuk.
Rain, winds and surging seawater are striking southern Thailand as a strengthening tropical storm nears nervous coastal villages and popular tourist resorts. Courtesy: CNN
It battered coastal homes with heavy winds and surging seas.
The storm also caused outages.
Authorities say the damage is widespread.
Four people were killed in the storm.