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Tropical storm smashes Pattaya

September 18, 2015 by David Herd

Beach Road

Tropical storm smashes Pattaya Tropical storm smashes Pattaya, Vamco formed in the South China Sea on September 13, 2015 and went ashore in Vietnam a few days later. Although short-lived Vamco dropped very heavy rainfall over the mountainous terrain of central Vietnam and in Laos and eastern Thailand. It arrived in Pattaya on the 16th and caused an enormous amount of flooding and damage.

Opposite Soi 6

Tropical storm smashes Pattaya For months they have been working of a drainage system to clear the water that builds up on Beach Rd at Soi 6. You can see what Vamco did to this location. ๐Ÿ™‚

New drainage system

Storm damage Pattaya The building project continues, whether it will do the job or not we will just have to wait and see.

Following day back to normal

 photo Storm over Saturday 2.jpg It does not take these industrious Thai workers long to repair the damage and get back to normal.

 The power of nature

Storm damage Vamco

These pavers have not been down for very long. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Beach Rd footpath undermined

Beach Road Pattaya


The thunder that accompanied the lightening was the loudest I have ever heard in my condo. It seemed to be exploding right above my building.

Here is a video from my balcony

A classic photo

Tropical storm smashes Pattaya

7-Eleven staff are very dedicated people. I found this photo on a Thai Visa forum, it was attributed to this Twitter account,

I hope the packaging is waterproof. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tropical storm smashes Pattaya

This is a very common sight in Pattaya after a storm.

Beach Road underwater

Pattaya beer bar

You just can’t build a drain or a gutter that can handle this volume of water.

The locals take it in their stride

 photo 5.jpg As you can clearly see, these guys couldn’t car less about the flood waters. ๐Ÿ™‚

Barge blown off mooring

Strong winds in Pattaya today blew one of the para-sailing barges off its mooring. It is now stuck on the sand 100 meters from the beach.

 Long tail tub

Pattaya storm damage

Thailand is famous for it’s long tail boats, well he is a Long tail tub. ๐Ÿ™‚

Is this a road or a river?

Tropical storm smashes Pattaya

Busy streets turn into rivers.

Houston, we have a problem.

Tropical storm smashes Pattaya

Hey buddy, you are going nowhere. ๐Ÿ™‚

Grab him and bag him

Tropical storm smashes Pattaya

The guys look very casual with this encounter.

 Hmmm! I wonder what the problem is?

Tropical storm smashes Pattaya

A spray of WD 40 is all it needs.

The solution is simple

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A little water is not going to stop this guy. ๐Ÿ™‚

No coffee tonight

Tropical storm smashes Pattaya

There is an enormous amount of damage caused by these storms.

Roads turn into rivers

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All hands on deck.

Towel or a Burka?

Tropical storm smashes Pattaya

I think she is losing the battle to stay dry. ๐Ÿ™‚

Back to the beach

 photo Storm damage Sept 18 14.jpg

repairing the beach in the wet season is a never ending job.

Tropical storm smashes Pattaya

Tropical storm smashes Pattaya

The footpath has been undermine by the force of the storm water.

Footpath collapses

Pattaya Storm

I really don’t think there is any solution to this problem.

So much damage to the footpath when a Tropical storm smashes Pattaya

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After last nights storm we have a beautiful sunny day.

Saturday September 19

Tropical Storm The sunshine, boats and tourists a back, everything is normal again.

Fantastic light show is now just a memory

Tropical storm smashes Pattaya

Thanks for visiting my Tropical storm smashes Pattaya photo blog.

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