Heavy Rain Triggers Severe Flooding in Rayong City
Date: October 3, 2023
In what seems to be an unwelcome recurring event, Rayong city experienced heavy rainfall resulting in widespread flooding across various areas. Particularly prone to such incidents are roads like Chan Udom Road and the vicinity of the Rayong Municipality, where road surfaces were submerged near the red light intersection in front of Aree Watthana Kindergarten School. As a precautionary measure, authorities swiftly closed all traffic lanes, redirecting their efforts towards pumping water into the drains.
One of the most severely affected areas was the intersection at the new bus terminal and Nong Phrong Road in Thap Ma Subdistrict, Mueang Rayong District. The road, stretching 50 meters on both sides, succumbed to floodwaters reaching a height of 1.4 meters, leaving numerous vehicles submerged and damaged. Disaster prevention and relief officers, along with municipal and rescue workers, diligently assisted in rescuing the affected cars and facilitating the movement of other vehicles. Consequently, the road was closed, prohibiting any further passage.
Moreover, the calamity extended its reach to residential properties, specifically ten shop buildings in the vicinity, leaving incalculable damage to their inhabitants. The houses were inundated, resulting in the destruction of personal belongings. Similar flooding was observed at the three-way intersection of the Rayong Provincial Transport Office roundabout in Noen Phra Subdistrict, Mueang Rayong District. Extreme caution was advised for motorists navigating through the region, especially around the tunnel under the roundabout, where the water level reached 15 centimeters. Hence, vehicles had to reduce their speed, with some opting to take a left turn onto the New Bus Terminal – Nong Phong Road, causing congestion and heavy traffic.
Making a prompt response to the reports of flooding, Mr. Traiphop Wongtrairat, Governor of Rayong Province, promptly mobilized to assess the situation. His primary focus was the New Bus Terminal – Nong Phong area, which has often been plagued by flooding after heavy rain. The governor is now actively working towards finding effective measures to ensure rapid drainage and minimize damage.
Rain hits Rayong city Causing heavy flooding on the New Bus Terminal – Nong Phong road, both sides are 50 meters long, some places are 1.4 meters high, many cars are flooded. Officials rush to drain water into the canal and the Governor of Rayong prepares to visit the area. Follow the situation
At 2:50 pm on October 3, 2023, reporters reported that there was heavy rain in the area of Mueang Rayong District, Rayong Province, resulting in flooding on many roads. Especially the roads that used to flood regularly. After heavy rain, such as Chan Udom Road, Rayong Municipality Flooding on the road surface At the red light intersection in front of Aree Watthana Kindergarten School. Officers closed all inbound and outbound traffic lanes. During said red light Ready to accelerate pumping water into the drain.
In the area of the new bus station – Nong Phrong Intersection, Thap Ma Subdistrict, Mueang Rayong District, there was heavy flooding on both sides of the road, a distance of 50 m., the water level 1.40 m., leading to the submergence and damage of many car Thap Ma Subdistrict disaster prevention and relief officers Municipal and rescue workers came to help drag the car out of the water. and provide convenience for vehicles traveling by The traffic was later closed and vehicles were not allowed to pass.
while the houses of the people in the said area which is a shop building 10 houses were damaged, water flowed into the houses and every item was damaged. As for the three-way intersection of the Rayong Provincial Transport Office roundabout, Noen Phra Subdistrict, Mueang Rayong District, there was also flooding. Cars must be careful when moving around. Especially in the area of the tunnel under the roundabout on the way into the city of Rayong, there was flooding. The water level was 15 cm. Cars had to slow down and cars turned left onto the road. New Bus Terminal – Nong Phong Areas with heavy flooding traffic must be closed causing cars to have to go through the tunnel to enter the city only As a result, there is a collection of cars. There was a slowdown and heavy traffic.
Mr. Traiphop Wongtrairat, Governor of Rayong Province After receiving reports that several roads were flooded, they prepared to go to the area. The flood situation has been followed. To begin with, get ready to go and see the flood in the road area. New Bus Terminal – Nong Phong It is a point where there is frequent flooding after heavy rain. Get ready to find a way to drain the water quickly.
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