Freak Storm Hits PattayaA freak summer storm hit Pattaya and caused damage to buildings and property. Fortunately, no one was injured during the storm which also caused black outs in many areas.
PATTAYA – April 22,2015 [PattayaDailyNews]; at 11.30 am a summer storm hit Pattaya which caused heavy rain for an hour. In addition, electrical posts, trees, and billboards had been blown over causing damage to cars and property.
The reporters had inspected the roads and found that many small advertisement posts had been blown onto the road, plus a huge billboard had fallen on a metal shop and a Standard Hardware shop damaging the roof. Upon questioning Mrs.Itsaree Pisarnwalert aged 57 who is the owner of Standard Hardware shop she revealed that she was really frightened when she heard the thunder before the billboard fell down onto her shop. Fortunately, she escaped from the shop on time; otherwise, she might be injured.
Meanwhile, the Decco department store located 300 meters away from the metal shop had been damaged by a large billboard. Fortunately, no one was injured. It’s expected that the damage was about 2 million baht. Upon questioning Mr.Wichai Nonkratok he revealed that everyone ran for shelter as the heavy rain fell before the billboard fell onto the store.
In addition, many shops and cars had been damaged by the freak storm and many electrical posts had also been blown over causing black outs in many areas. However, the officers intended to fix the problems within a couple of days.