Flooding after heavy downpour batters several areas in Pattaya

Pattaya —

Flooding after an hour of a heavy downpour battered several areas in Pattaya and severely damaged Pattaya Beach.

TPN reporters on the ground reported on Sunday, September 4th, that a heavy downpour and gusty wind struck Pattaya for over an hour and flooded several areas such as Sukhumvit Road, South Pattaya, Third Road, Beach Road, Soi Buakhao, Walking Street, Soi Second, the Moom Aroi intersection, etc.

Flooding in some areas reached 30 cm to over 1 meter high, particularly along the railway road, where the water level literally surpassed half of a sedan. Pattaya residents and tourists in the most popular alleys such as Soi Buakhao, Soi Second Road, etc were seen walking in deep water with bare feet, according to TPN reporters.

This prompted numerous complaints from “outraged” residents about all of the “drainage projects” that Pattaya City had promised its residents would solve the flooding once and for all.

However, according to the mayor Poramese Ngampiches, several projects were still in progress as they involved tremendous work like the one on Second Road that needed massive drains to be laid, due to the officials. As the project wasn’t yet finished, flooding continued.

Furthermore, the flooding washed away a significant amount of sand on Pattaya Beach, leaving the beach riddled with holes and gaps, which Pattaya Mayor Poramase Ngampiches had already addressed this morning and promised to repair as quickly as possible. Repair crews were already seen on the beach this morning.

All in all, the Thai Meteorological Department forecasted that heavy to very heavy rains would continue from today to September 9th, so residents were recommended to be cautious of venomous reptiles and flooding.

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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.