The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Tropical storm floods Pattaya

April 4, 2015 by David Herd

Tropical storm floods Pattaya

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

Tropical storm floods Pattaya

 

I really love watching the black clouds roll in over the bay.

Is this a road or a river?

Tropical storm floods Pattaya

 

Looks more like a river to me. 🙂

Oh oh! This does not look good.

Tropical storm floods Pattaya

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.

Tropical storm floods Pattaya

 

This LadyBoy looks a little concerned.

Houston, we have a problem

Tropical storm floods Pattaya

 

Hmmm what do I do now?

Helping hands

Tropical storm floods Pattaya

 

You see a lot of this during the storms.

Pattaya weather

Tropical storm floods Pattaya

 

South Rd near Tukcom.

Tropical storm floods Pattaya

My friend and I were relaxing in Starbucks watching the action.

No problem for the Baht bus.

Tropical storm floods Pattaya

 

The Song Tao or Baht bus ploughs straight through.

They won’t all make it

Tropical storm floods Pattaya

Believe me, not all these vehicles will get through.

Help is on the way

Tropical storm floods Pattaya

 

Tractor to the rescue.

The result

Tropical storm floods Pattaya

  The beach gets smashed time and time again throughout the year this is the result.  

Gutters can’t handle the volume

Tropical storm floods Pattaya

 

I don’t think there is any drainage system that can handle the sheer volume of storm water.

Repairs are needed

Tropical storm floods Pattaya

Sadly this in an all too familiar sight on Pattaya beach.

Soggy footpath

Tropical storm floods Pattaya

 

The aftermath of the storm.

Crazy idea

Tropical storm floods Pattaya

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

Tropical storm floods Pattaya

 

Repairing the beach.

A perfect Pattaya day

Tropical storm floods Pattaya

After all the rain and floods and beach erosion you can always be sure a perfect day is just around the corner.


Holiday Inn

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Fabulous views, excellent restaurants & a very good room rate if you book through THIS LINK.

The building in the middle is the Holiday Inn, on the left is the Amari Hotel which is another very good five star hotel. Use THIS LINK to book for a very good room rate.

Sabai Wing North Pattaya

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The best Pattaya budget hotel, 3 pools & opposite Central Marina shopping mall. For a great room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Pattaya Hilton

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This is the view from Horizons the amazing rooftop bar. A great five star hotel located opposte the beach & above the Central Festival shopping mall. Just book through THIS LINK for an excellent room rate. 

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