Here’s how it starts
Storms smash Pattaya beach on a regular basis, especially in the wet season between July & November. Gutters & drains just can’t handle to huge downpours.
Here is the result
It’s a never ending problem for the local council who can’t seem to cope with the problem.
Ugly & dangerous
It’s both ugly & dangerous and won’t e solved until they improve the drainage problems.
Beach Road goes under
There are no drains and gutters that can cope with the amount of water in such a short time.
The footpath disappears
After 20 minutes of rain this is the result, no footpath. 🙂
You can see the sand being washed away
In the wet season between June & November this is a regular occurrence.
Storms smash Pattaya beach
The storm water also runs down from 2nd road to add to what is one Beach Road.
Find yourself an island
The beach looks quite ugly after the storm.
Sandbags are used as a cunning plan to keep the beach intact, clearly it does not work. 🙂
The power of the tropical storm
The council tried to come up with a solution in 2015, check out this link.
Sand is gone baby gone
This problem has been happening for many years.
Not a pretty sight
Life goes on as usual in Pattaya, the boats taking out the para-sailors are here every day.
The roads flood so quickly as the drains just can’t handle the incredible volume of water, it then spills over to the beach. Often these storms only last for 30 or 40 minutes however that’s enough time to cause havoc.
The cavalry arrives
Normally soon after the storm you will see these guys busy restoring the damage. It’s now August 2015 & sadly in the last six months they have been strangely absent.
After the storm a beautiful day returns.
That’s all folks