Tropical storm floods Pattaya
Tropical storm floods Pattaya, when it rains it really pours down. I love to see the storm clouds roaring across Pattaya bay from my condo. You can can also watch from anywhere in the world on my webcam.
Here it comes
I really love watching the black clouds roll in over the bay.
Is this a road or a river?
Looks more like a river to me. 🙂
Oh oh! This does not look good.
The roads flood so quickly as the drains just can’t handle the incredible volume of water. Often these storms only last for 30 or 40 minutes however that’s enough time to cause havoc.
LadyBoy in distress.
This LadyBoy looks a little concerned.
Houston, we have a problem
Hmmm what do I do now?
You see a lot of this during the storms.
South Rd near Tukcom.
My friend and I were relaxing in Starbucks watching the action.
No problem for the Baht bus.
The Song Tao or Baht bus ploughs straight through.
They won’t all make it
Believe me, not all these vehicles will get through.
Help is on the way
Tractor to the rescue.
The beach gets smashed time and time again throughout the year this is the result.
Gutters can’t handle the volume
I don’t think there is any drainage system that can handle the sheer volume of storm water.
Repairs are needed
Sadly this in an all too familiar sight on Pattaya beach.
The aftermath of the storm.
Here are 3 pumps to take the water from the flooded road onto the beach, don’t ask me to describe the logic behind this crazy idea. It simply washes away the sand as you can see in the above photos. One thing I do know however, logic and common sense are thin on the ground in Thailand.
The cavalry arrives
Repairing the beach.
A perfect Pattaya day
After all the rain and floods and beach erosion you can always be sure a perfect day is just around the corner.
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