Chonburi roads flooded after recent rains and sea level rising

PHOTO: Wisarn Sangjaroen / Top News

Chonburi –

Many Chonburi roads were found flooded after the sea level rose earlier this week.

A beach-side road at a new bridge in the Bang Plasoi sub-district in Mueang Chonburi district was found flooded on Monday morning (November 8th) as the seawater level rose up.

Water was found on road surfaces that ranged about 30 centimeters causing traffic delays and seeing some small vehicles become stuck in rising floodwaters.

Mrs. Duangduan Pantumaopas, 56, a local food and soybean vendor told The Pattaya News, “This is a natural phenomenon that takes place about once every year in November or December. It concern and frightens people new to the area, but local residents are used to this and it generally doesn’t cause any major damage.”

“The flooding did not take a long time. In not more than one hour, the water level decreased as normal.” Duangduan stated.

In the meantime, however, the flooding disrupted morning traffic and attracted many curious residents to take pictures and videos of the floods. That includes TPN media, as you can see some footage on our TikTok here.

Chonburi has gotten off lightly compared to many areas in Thailand, such as Bangkok, that has faced major flooding over the past week as seen here.

PHOTO: Wisarn Sangjaroen / Top News
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.