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Flooding on LK Metro/Soi Bukhao on June 12


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I don't know how it was elsewhere in Pattaya  last night, but the flooding was pretty damn bad along LK Metro, Soi Diana and Soi Bukhao. What should have been a 15-minute walk back to View Talay 6 (Central Festival) took two hours. But it wasn't as bad as the flooding on Sept. 11, 2011, around 2nd Road and Pattaya Tai, when I was at times wading in water that was nearly up to my waist and it took five hours to do a 15-minute walk. The water along LK Metro/Soi Bukhao wasn't anywhere near as deep as it had been in 2011 on 2nd Rd/Pattaya Tai, nor was it moving nearly as fast.

 

Here's the background.  I went on the FLB crawl to the LK Metro/Soi Diana area - a good crawl BTW - and when we exited the final go go bar of the evening, the water was ankle-deep along LK Metro. An inconvenience, to be sure, but no big thing, so I ducked into the Rockhouse to wait out the rain and give the water time to run off a bit.  But after 45 minutes, it hadn't let up, the water in the street seemed to be rising and another customer arrived to say things were looking very bad on Soi Diana.  I then decided I'd best make a try to get home, which was no more than a 15-minute walk when the streets are dry.

 

I tried to navigate Soi Diana, but the water was up to my knees and rushing fast. I retreated back to the Rockhouse, had another beer  and tried heading in the opposite direction on LK Metro. The water wasn't more than ankle-deep, but very unpleasant to walk when you can't see where you're stepping. Stopped off at the Drunken Duck for awhile, then set out again at about 1.30 a.m. Surprisingly, the baht buses were still running down Soi Bukhao and the water wasn't very deep at the intersection of LK Metro, but it got increasingly worse as we headed towards Pattaya Klang. Unluckily for me, the bus turned right instead of left on Klang. I got off, but the water was too deep for me to feel comfortable about trying to walk across the street, much less the rest of the way home. Too many potholes, too much shit in the water you couldn't see, plus a steady stream of traffic that caused the water to swamp any pedestrian caught in the middle of the street. I waited an hour or so for a lot of it to run off, then crossed the street and got home without further problem. The water wasn't a problem along 2nd Road.

 

That's my story.  How was it elsewhere?

 

Evil

 

 

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Thanks for sharing information and photos. It is always unpleasant to wade through the water, if you can not find what you swim in it and what is going. I believe that the sun performs its duty quickly and the water will not monuments, because this situation is very annoying.

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Some really great photos there my friend!

 

 

Thanks for posting them.

 

 

Bill

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Was it bad along Walking Street?  I heard it was very bad on Pattaya Tai, but not as bad as Sept. 11, 2011.

 

Evil

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In Khon Kaen at present and have missed that...but it looks as bad as a couple of years ago when I was staying at Page 10 which is a shame I had hoped the work they had done on the drainage there would prevent a repeat of this level of flooding

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Great Photos and still wish I was there but never mind now into Double Numbers before back.

 

I am sure if they stopped pouring Grease, Oil and all other manners of crap down the drains blocking some in the process, the Flooding would never be as bad as it is. Seems to be it gets worse as the Years go by not better despite the supposed infrastructure being done

 

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Good photos.. i just posted a little earlier in Bar stool B. a couple of years ago i got stuck at the r-con beer bars because  it rained all night.. Soi Bhukao was waist high in water and even the baht buses were not trying to drive  on it.. i had to wade home.. the worst part and these pics back it up is the water is like sludge..Sewers overflow, absolutely disgusting..I took an hour long shower when I got back to my condo..

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The drainage system in Pattaya is a joke. You know the problem is very bad when water comes out of the drains. Every time it rains hard for more than 30 minutes there is problems.

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I remember hearing a story of someone being electicuted to death by a live wire while walking during on of the floods. Poor guy just having fun on holiday then...zap.

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I remember hearing a story of someone being electicuted to death by a live wire while walking during on of the floods. Poor guy just having fun on holiday then...zap.

That is probably this story: British tourist dies of electrocution in Pattaya flood

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Wow, so my first trip is going to be right in the middle of rainy season, eh.  I guess I have to rock some timberland's, so at least my shoes are waterproof, haha.

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Wow, so my first trip is going to be right in the middle of rainy season, eh.  I guess I have to rock some timberland's, so at least my shoes are waterproof, haha.

 

An excellent idea.  During rainy season, you'll  have to step through some water more than once, although not necessarily very deep water, just puddles at intersections.  But Pattaya street water is a very toxic brew and if you have cuts or abrasions on your feet, you could be in for some heavy problems unless your tetanus shots are up-to-date.  

 

A good pair of water-resistant shoes should be part of every Pattaya punter's kit.  And if you do ever have to wade through knee- or waist-high water, you don't want to be doing it in sandals. A hell of a lot of trash is released by flash flooding in Pattaya, some of it with sharp edges.

 

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FUCK, that's insane

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FUCK, that's insane

In Pattaya it is normal....lol

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Wow, so my first trip is going to be right in the middle of rainy season, eh.  I guess I have to rock some timberland's, so at least my shoes are waterproof, haha.

 

Don't lose any sleep over it....there's nothing like throwing a girl over your shoulder and wading though flooded streets back to your room....enhances the experience :-)

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Great Photos and still wish I was there but never mind now into Double Numbers before back.

 

I am sure if they stopped pouring Grease, Oil and all other manners of crap down the drains blocking some in the process, the Flooding would never be as bad as it is. Seems to be it gets worse as the Years go by not better despite the supposed infrastructure being done

 

Ghosty

Alai wah? New infrastructure, aint seen it?

 

Only development which loads the infr more!

 

The reality is there probably was years and years ago and still should be a meenam running along side pattaya tai or klang

draining those parts of pattaya, they need to increase the size of the underground drain that exits near Walking Street but thats a whole lotta work and money

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same shit as usual

I'll probably end up taking my wellies :GoldenSmile1:

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Don't lose any sleep over it....there's nothing like throwing a girl over your shoulder and wading though flooded streets back to your room....enhances the experience :-)

 

 Trying this next month! It sounds like it's right up my alley! :GoldenSmile1:

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I remember hearing a story of someone being electicuted to death by a live wire while walking during on of the floods. Poor guy just having fun on holiday then...zap.

....It was a young lad in his 20s from Newcastle first trip only been hear a few days, a live cable left hanging by a so called sparkey
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Some really great photos there my friend!

 

 

Thanks for posting them.

 

 

Bill

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Same, same as I experienced last November. But it was in the afternoon and sitting with a friend having a few beers on soi Diana and watching the punters negotiate the knee-deep water was pretty entertaining. Would not have been so much fun at 2am trying to get back to hotel or condo as you experienced. Nice photos by the way.

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Was it bad along Walking Street?  I heard it was very bad on Pattaya Tai, but not as bad as Sept. 11, 2011.

 

Evil

 

I was in Pepe's Agogo on Wednesday when the rain started.  By the time we left, soi 16 was ankle deep and so was Walking Street.  We bought a 180 baht (huge) umbrella, waded as far as New Living Doll's Showcase and took refuge there for 30 minutes.  It was still raining when we came out and Walking Street was still ankle deep, but walkable.  By the time we reached soi Diamond it was better.  The top of Soi 15, just past Baby Dolls, was bad but we were able to get a motorbike back to Pattaya Bay Resort, along a very flooded 2nd Road.

 

Just a typical rainy season night!

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Wow - was that big flood back in 2011 ???

Time flies - I was knee deep on 2nd rd.

 

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everytime it rains hard more than 2 hours soi's start to flood, same hot-spots everytime, soi AR opp Soi 6 is a nightmare too..

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