Pattaya Beach storm repairs continue

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Crews work through the night to repair flood damage on Pattaya Beach.
Crews work through the night to repair flood damage on Pattaya Beach.

Repairs continued on flood-ravaged Pattaya Beach with city crews using heavy machinery to refill craters created by runoff from Monday’s big storm.

Mayor Sonthaya Kunplome and his top deputies toured the beach April 3 with Engineering Department executives.

Four front-loaders were deployed from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. to dredge sand offshore and return it to the tracts gouged out by rushing water racing downhill from the east and across Beach Road.

The damage to the beach made national news as Pattaya had spent about 600 million baht widening and building up the beach to 35 meters wide, drawing widespread praise for the restored beauty.

The damage inflicted on the beach – sure to be repeated during the coming rainy season – has been blamed on city hall’s failure to control Pattaya’s rampant flooding problems. (PCPR)