Mayor says Pattaya ready to accept flood evacuees

Friday, 04 November 2011 From Issue Vol. XIX No. 44 By  Phasakorn Channgam

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome said Pattaya is ready to accept evacuees from flooded areas of Thailand if relocation centers already opened in Chonburi Province fill up.

The city has readied the Eastern Indoor Sports Stadium, which can accommodate 2,000 evacuees. The facility likely has enough restrooms, but the mayor said six portable toilets are also standing at the ready should the arena be needed.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome announces Pattaya’s readiness to accept evacuees from flooded areas of Thailand. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome announces Pattaya’s readiness to accept evacuees from flooded areas of Thailand.

Itthiphol said City Hall security would handle safety at the arena. Eleven buses, currently used to shuttle students to city schools, are also being made available.

The mayor added that Pattaya is prepared to go even further to offer flood victims temporary shelter by using its 11 public schools as relocation centers if the Indoor Sports Stadium also fills to capacity.

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