Posted on September 13, 2022
Last Sunday night heavy rainstorms hit Pattaya and Jomtien, causing widespread floods on practically all the roads in and around the city.
Our beaches which the authorities spent millions of baht to fill and widen seem to be the most vulnerable when it rains.
Apparently, they were designed for sunny weather only because after every downpour city engineers rush out to resurface and refill the deep trenches with sand washed away by flood waters.
And each time the mayor and his team inspect the area reassuring the public that they will find a permanent fix to the problem.
The authorities blame the damage on heavy rains and the runoff, which is a natural phenomenon, but not on the quality and knowhow that went into the design and materials used in the beach rejuvenation operations.
In any case most of the trenches are refilled again and the beaches look like new, until the next thunderstorm hits…which is all week this week.