Pattaya mayor brings aid to flood-hit residents

Mayor Sonthaya Kunplome and his officials visit the ill-fated dwellers in the Soi Bongkot community.

Mayor Sonthaya Kunplome on Monday visited flood-hit residents, offering city assistance in repairing their homes.

The mayor made stops in Soi Bongkot and Wat Boonsamphan neighborhoods, bringing city workers to clear storm rubble.

Sonthaya and his deputies also gave 3,000 baht each to 16 households to help them pay for repairs and buy new appliances to replace those damaged by storm runoff.

Sonthaya looks on as city workers remove flood-damaged items.

Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh hands over 3,000 baht to one of the flood victims to help pay for damages.

Ronakit watches as flood-damaged furniture is collected to cart away.


This entire area had been submerged in a half-meter of smelly, dirty floodwater.

This couch has obviously seen a few floods but is finally being carted off, never to be seen again.