Canal overflows in Chonburi and damages more than 100 houses

Chonburi —

A canal in Chonburi overflowed after a downpour hit, damaging more than 100 houses and puzzling locals, as they said they had not experienced such flooding since 2011.

More than 100 houses in the Thung Kha Tai community in Banglamung’s Huay Yai subdistrict were flooded after a canal near the community overflowed following a heavy downpour, Thai local media reported from the scene Monday afternoon, September 12th.

Floodwaters unexpectedly crept into residents’ homes, damaging cars and furniture and reminding some residents of major flooding in 2011.

Ms. Roscharin Wongmanee (35) was seen cleaning her house after the water had receded. She told local media that floodwaters from an overflowing canal and flash floods reached her house so quickly that she didn’t have time to relocate her properties to higher ground.

Ms. Roscharin said she received basic necessities from Huay Yai officials. This flooding reminded her of the nightmarish flooding in 2011, according to local media.

Even though the water had subsided, the residents of the Thung Kha Tai community still kept their guard up by sandbagging their homes in an effort to shield their properties from potential future 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.