Heat wave temporarily breaks with powerful storm

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Thailand’s longest and strongest heat wave in 65 years temporarily broke with thunderclaps and a torrential downpour that reminded Pattaya residents how badly the city floods when it rains.  Pattaya was fortunate this time as the floods didn’t persist long and drained away shortly after the rain ended.

Thailand’s longest and strongest heat wave in 65 years temporarily broke with thunderclaps and a torrential downpour that reminded Pattaya residents how badly the city floods when it does rain.

Three hours of a raucous seasonal storm rocked Pattaya April 30, causing flooding and massive damage to roads and property. Floodwaters caused a large scaffolding to collapse at a condominium construction site on Thappraya Soi 11, smashing into the temporary homes of construction workers.

Thailand’s longest and strongest heat wave in 65 years temporarily broke with thunderclaps and a torrential downpour that reminded Pattaya residents how badly the city floods when it rains.  Pattaya was fortunate this time as the floods didn’t persist long and drained away shortly after the rain ended.

The scaffolding belonged to the TO Design Property 2013 Ltd., and after the area was flooded, it collapsed on the Chokdee Construction Ltd. worker’s camp on Thappraya Soi 11. No one was injured.

Camp caretaker Surathep Kothkane said this was the fourth scaffolding collapse and complained the contractor has done little to prevent repeated near-tragedies.

Pattaya Police were contacted and they came to investigate. The contractors were called out again to cover the damage and the meeting went well in the end. However, Pattaya engineers will be investigating the Arcadia Beach construction site to make sure that safety measures are obeyed.

Elsewhere, roads were completely gridlocked as a devastating amount of water filled the streets and homes of people.

Floodwaters caused a large scaffolding to collapse at a condominium construction site, smashing into the temporary homes of construction workers.

Soi Khao Talo was turned into a raging river. Several motorbikes and cars were damaged, but nobody was reported injured. Sukhumvit Road near the Highway Department was flooded as usual, ranging from 50-100 centimeters, disabling all vehicles, regardless of size, from rushing through.

Disaster prevention and mitigation workers were sent to local communities to assist residents, but Pattaya was fortunate this time as the floods didn’t persist long and drained away shortly after the rain ended.

The downside was all the rubbish, plastic bags, bottles and others junk that was left behind.