Pattaya paralyzed by major flash flood after heavy thunderstorm, Thailand

Pattaya paralyzed by major flash flood after heavy thunderstorm, Thailand

A heavy thunderstorm struck Pattaya City in Thailand on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, causing widespread flash floods that brought much of the city to a standstill. The worst-hit were Soi Khao Noi, Pattaya Beach Road, and Pattaya Third Road.

Floodwater on some roads reached more than 1 m (3 feet) deep. Traffic was disrupted for several hours, prompting authorities to dispatch police in multiple areas to help direct motorists.

In Soi Khao Talo, the floodwater reportedly almost reached a car's roof. The driver and the passenger were rescued with help from police and local residents.

TMD more thundershowers until Tuesday next week, July 14.

Featured image credit: @TaaSaparot/Twitter


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