Pattaya hit by heavy overnight storms, suffers widespread flooding and damage

Pattaya –

Heavy rain in Pattaya and Banglamung area at night yesterday caused localized flooding on many Pattaya and Banglamung roads. Residents spent most of the daytime hours of Wednesday cleaning up, however, more storms are expected over this upcoming weekend.

Several days of torrential rain and the potential of flash flooding are forecast to take place according to the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD).

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A heavy storm that hit Pattaya overnight yesterday, September 8th, caused localized flooding on many Pattaya and Banglamung roads.

The heavy downpour lasted for many hours. Significantly deep water was found on road surfaces about 30 to 70 centimeters high.

Some of the areas in Pattaya that suffered flooding were in front of the Pattaya City Highway Police Station, South Pattaya Road, North Pattaya, Naklua Soi Buakhao, Soi Khao Noi, Soi Nern Plubwan, and the road near the railway in Eastern Pattaya.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions which include an overnight curfew, there was little traffic on the local roads.

Many items, as seen below, were found floating through the floodwaters and some roads were blocked off temporarily.

More rain is forecast for the next several days. Meanwhile, Jomtien Beach Road suffered significant damage from the recent storms as well.

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Goong 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 closing in on two years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya and Phuket, 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 except when commuting between the two.