Storm in Pattaya and Chonburi causes local damage, breaks down electricity poles, trees and construction barriers
Pattaya and Jomtien could not escape the strong winds and heavy rain, trees and electricity pylons broke like matchsticks or were knocked over and buildings were damaged.
The storm hit in the morning and continued to sweep through the city for more than an hour, causing particularly strong coastal gusts, scattered heavy rainfall, sporadic flooding, persistent thunderstorms and lightning strikes and local damage. Fortunately, there were no immediate reports of injuries from the sudden nighttime storms.
The Pattaya Power Company reported through their various media outlets that the storm had caused power cuts in many parts of Pattaya as strong winds knocked down the electricity poles.
Pattaya police reported that heavy rain and high winds near Jomtien Beach had brought down a palm tree before hitting a power pole near a hotel and 7-11 on Central Jomtien Beach. Fortunately, the 7-11 was closed due to Covid-19 restrictions and no one was present during the incident.
Meanwhile, in Ban Bueng, a large, mature tamarind tree that locals claimed to be at least 100 years old was pulled down by the wind and temporarily blocked road number 344 to morning commuters.
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