Several cars and houses were damaged when citywide floods struck Pattaya early this morning.
Floods were reported in many areas of the Banglamung district after a one-hour downpour had hit the city at around 1 a.m., today, September 12th, badly hindering traffic at Beach Road, Pattaya Third Road, South Pattaya Road, Sukhumvit Road, and the road along the railway.
According to TPN reporters on the ground, water in some areas was 50 centimeters high or nearly 1 meter. Motorcycles and small vehicles were unable to pass the roads, which had totally become impassible. Several unattended cars were also damaged by floodwaters that reached half their height.
Residents of the Pacific City Home village told TPN reporters that floodwaters had crept into their homes and damaged their properties. They stated, “Flooding was a perpetual problem in Pattaya because the flood was almost guaranteed to occur whenever it rained for more than an hour.”
Heavy to very heavy rain is predicted to hit Pattaya again today as well (September 12th), the Thai Meteorological Department said.