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Sudden downpour floods Pattaya’s main roads

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More rain in Pattaya today brining flooding to some of the ‘usual’ spots and affecting traffic. The mid-afternoon downpour flooded Pattaya’s major arteries, causing water up to 50 centimetres deep on some of the roads, including (of course) Beach Road. The rain battered the seaside city for around 2 hours.

The Bangkok-Pattaya motorway was also hit by the sudden downpour but the water quickly drained away. It took the water a good hour to subside in the worst affected areas.

The hardest hit areas were in Bang Lamung’s Nong Yai, where some areas ended up under 1 metre of water, high enough to submerge a car.

Niyom Kongsan told Bangkok Post that he was trying to drive his car out of the worst flooded areas and find an alternative soi to Sukhumvit Road, but the current was so strong it took control of his car “most of it sank beneath the water”.

Weather.com forecasts rain for the rest of the week around Pattaya although unlikely to be as heavy as this afternoon.

Sudden downpour floods Pattaya's main roads | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: Bangkok Post | Weather.com

 

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  1. rinky stingpiece

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Sounds like they need some sort of flood alarm system a bit like a level crossing… whilst they build some drainage channels to give the water from hills somewhere to go.
    This kind of issue is often a result of things like deforestation and draining of wetlands.

    • kraxlhoover

      Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 4:05 am

      Look who’s talking.

      Soon the beach-road in Pattaya and Banlamung- market area will be submerged by the sea forever. build drainage tunnels, install huge drainage pumps, its a SYSYPHUS job. Face it, the show is over. I just wait and see what happens in Bangkok when its really pissing down with all their sand/ mud/ rubbish blocked drains.

  2. Toby Andrews

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 11:51 pm

    it is nothing to do with deforestation, or draining wet lands or even black lives matter.
    It is to do with an incompetent administration who for years cannot solve the problem.
    What wetlands? I doubt you have even been to Pattaya.

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