158 more Pattaya families receive flood compensation

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More than 150 more area families each received compensation for damage caused by local flooding in September and October.

Banglamung District Chief Chawalit Saeng-Uthai and Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome presented the disaster payments to 158 families at the Banglamung District Office Jan. 10.

Banglamung District Chief Chawalit Saeng-Uthai (standing center) and Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome (left) preside over the distribution of compensation for damage caused by local flooding in September and October. Banglamung District Chief Chawalit Saeng-Uthai (standing center) and Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome (left) preside over the distribution of compensation for damage caused by local flooding in September and October.

Farmers and fishermen received 4,225 baht per rai affected by flooding. Farms for shrimp, crab and scallops were compensated at 10,920 baht per rai and damaged cages, cement tanks and similar items were paid off at 315 baht per sq. centimeter. Payouts were capped at five rai and 80 sq. centimeters.

The funds came from the national government’s flood-disaster compensation fund. Families could qualify for the stipend if they had to evacuate their homes quickly or lived in flooded conditions for seven days.

The Banglamung and Pattaya cases stemmed from substandard infrastructure that prevented heavy rains on Sept. 30 and Oct. 8 from draining quickly.