Parts of Pattaya Face Flash Flooding After Intense Rainfall

Pattaya, Thailand – In the early hours of July 5th, 2024, Pattaya City experienced a sudden deluge that left streets submerged and vehicles stranded. The heavy rain caused chaos in several key areas.

Video of the flooding taken by our reporters can be found here on our YouTube channel.

The Impact

– **Cars and Motorcycles**: Many vehicles were caught off guard as water levels rose rapidly. Sedans parked along roads were particularly vulnerable.
– **Route Disruptions**: Third Road, the Mum Aroi Restaurant intersection in Central Pattaya, and the roads leading to North Pattaya all faced significant flooding. Khao Talo Railway Road, heading toward Wat Tham Samakkhi, witnessed a rapid increase in water levels.
– **Damage and Stranded Vehicles**: Some drivers attempted to force their way through the floodwaters, resulting in damage to their vehicles. Sedans were especially affected, while taller vehicles struggled to navigate the inundated roads.

Despite the challenges posed by the flash flooding, Pattaya residents demonstrated resilience. Neighbors helped each other move vehicles to higher ground, and local businesses offered shelter to those caught in the downpour.

As the rain subsided and water levels receded, Pattaya began its recovery process. The incident serves as a reminder of the region’s vulnerability to intense weather events and the importance of preparedness.

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Adam Judd
Mr. Adam Judd is the Co-owner of TPN Media since December 2017. He is originally from Washington D.C., America, but has also lived in Dallas, Sarasota, and Portsmouth. His background is in retail sales, HR, and operations management, and has written about news and Thailand for many years. He has lived in Pattaya for over nine years as a full-time resident, is well known locally and been visiting the country as a regular visitor for over a decade. His full contact information, including office contact information, can be found on our Contact Us page below. Stories please e-mail Editor@ThePattayanews.com About Us: https://thepattayanews.com/about-us/ Contact Us: https://thepattayanews.com/contact-us/