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Tropical storm floods Pattaya

April 4, 2015 by David Herd

Tropical storm floods Pattaya

Tropical storm floods PattayaTropical 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 PattayaThe 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.

sexy babes Pattaya

The Song Tao or Baht bus ploughs straight through.

They won’t all make it

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Believe me, not all these vehicles will get through.

Help is on the way

Tropical storm floods Pattaya

Tractor to the rescue.

The result

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

Gutters can’t handle the volume

Pattaya Beach

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

That’s all folks


Tropical storm floods Pattaya

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