AFTER TORRENTIAL rain battered Phuket today (Sep. 22) several parts of Patong beach got badly flooded with some residents using boats to go through flooded roads that had turned into a river, Naewna newspaper quoted Phuket Times online news service as saying.
With floodwaters having risen to half-wheel level small vans could no longer pass through these Patong roads particularly in front of Simon Cabaret, Nanai road and Bangla road in front of Jungceylon shopping mall.
There were heavy traffic jams on many roads in other parts of this island this evening.
This online news service also warned of possible flooding in Mueang, Kathu and Thalang districts during Sep. 25-30, 2023.
Scenes of heavy flooding in the Patong beach area today, Sep. 22, 2023. Credit: Phuket Times with many photos shared by Naewna
Watch Phuket Times’ video on flooding at Patong: