Mayor hands out relief bags, reassurances to flood victims

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Pattaya officials distributed relief supplies to 190 homes hit by flooding in Central Pattaya.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and city council members visited Pacific Village, which lies between Second and Third roads in North Pattaya, June 14, handing out bags of food and necessities, as well as some assurance that city hall was working on the chronic flooding problem.

Two days of heavy rain June 12-13 left the low-lying neighborhood under water, as Pattaya’s infrastructure remains incapable of handling more than two hours of steady heavy rain. City engineers laid concrete blocks to divert runoff from future storms from streaming through the village.

After handing out relief supplies to flood victims, the mayor tells the people that city hall is working on the chronic flooding problem.After handing out relief supplies to flood victims, the mayor tells the people that city hall is working on the chronic flooding problem.

Itthiphol told residents Pattaya is investing 27 million baht in new flood control pipelines running from the railroad tracks in East Pattaya to Sukhumvit Road that will collect the runoff that currently swamps Pacific Village.