Heavy Rain Causes Mayhem In Pattaya
If you are currently in Pattaya then, unless you have been living under a rock or recovering from a Pattaya-style hangover in bed, you will have noticed we had quite a bit of rain last night, July 19th.
It is well and truly the rainy season now and last nights storm caused absolute chaos on the roads. Some of the worst affected areas included the Sukhumvit Road stretching from Central to South Pattaya, 3rd Road, and Khao Talo, where water levels reached up to 50cm in some places.
Pattaya’s drainage system, or lack of it, came under heavy fire and carried on it’s consistency, to put it nicely, from previous heavy downpours. Traffic build up was nothing short of a nightmare in some places, especially on the Sukhumvit Road.
No fewer than 20 cars were reportedly rescued from the main roads after breaking down, or getting stuck in waters too deep to move in. Emergency services were on hand for most of the night, but did struggle getting round themselves with the traffic and water causing difficulties.
Reports suggest that the worst of it is over for now, but there are sure to be more storms like this before this year’s rainy season is over.