Heavy rain in Pattaya City this afternoon caused major flooding and traffic delays on many Pattaya roads. A video we took is below.
The rain hit mid afternoon and lasted for about an hour and a half. At times, the level of the rainfall was quite heavy.
The heaviest flooding was reported on Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya Beach Road, Pattaya Third Road and areas with low elevation such as South Pattaya, Nong Yai, the railway road, Soi Khao Talo and Soi Khao Noi.
Water found on road surfaces ranged in height, with particularly deep water at several feet deep on Sukhumvit Road in front of the Mueang Pattaya 4 School.
On Pattaya Beach Road, water had been released to the sea as there was major flooding. Portions of the beach appeared to suffer from flood related damage as well.
Traffic remained backed up along major roads for several hours. Traffic police were sent to multiple areas to brave the storms and help direct traffic.
The Pattaya City Mayor, meanwhile has said that the drainage projects designed to fix this issue that have been ongoing for a year is not yet completed. Additionally, several city water pumps are currently not working and are waiting for repair parts that are backordered and in the process of securing. He stated the project was delayed by several months when the city had all construction work stop due to the Covid19 Coronavirus situation.