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Heavy Flooding Slams Rayong Business District

Flash flooding in Rayong's Pluak Daeng District leaves businesses under water Monday.
Flash flooding in Rayong's Pluak Daeng District leaves businesses under water Monday.

Heavy flooding damaged businesses and cars Monday in Rayong after a torrential downpour.

The early-afternoon flood rendered Wang Ta Phin-Ban Saphan Si Thong Road in Pluak Daeng District impassable to anything smaller than 10-wheeled trucks. However, the water was so deep that when trucks did drive through, the wake they created caused even more damage to cars and buildings along the road.

Suchada Sornpradu, 34, said she only opened her restaurant on Soi Saphan a month ago, but now it has been heavily damaged with refrigerators failing and waves caused by passing trucks breaking glass.

Kanokwan Duangphuor, 43, said her shop also took damaged from passing vehciles and called on Rayong authorities to ban traffic during floods. Or, better yet, prevent the floods.

Local officials have promised material and financial aid for the impacted business owners.

Flash flooding in Rayong's Pluak Daeng District leaves businesses under water Monday.
Flash flooding in Rayong’s Pluak Daeng District leaves businesses under water Monday.