Heavy overnight rain brings localized flooding in Pattaya

Pattaya –

Heavy rain in Pattaya and Banglamung last night caused localized flooding on many Pattaya and Banglamung roads, as well as brought many vehicles to a literal halt across the city.

The heavy downpour lasted for about two hours after starting around 10:00 P.M. Significantly deep water was found on road surfaces in Soi Khao Talo and on Sukhumvit Road, causing traffic delays and seeing multiple small vehicles, including motorbikes, become stuck in rising floodwaters. Due to Covid-19 restrictions that currently see nightlife and entertainment venues closed, however, traffic was lighter than usual for this time of the evening which lessened the overall impact.

Traffic police and law enforcement officers assisted those stranded in floodwaters around the Banglamung area, as well as blocked off several roads temporarily.

One particular black sedan became entirely trapped within deep water near Soi Khao Talo and the railway tracks and was removed by mechanics. The driver was unharmed.

One hour after the rain stopped, the water level decreased and the traffic was back to normal, although the storms also caused several power outages in the Pattaya area, especially around the Pratumnak hill vicinity.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.