Heavy rain brings floods to BKK’s roads
Bangkok commuters have more to worry about on top of the crazy traffic, but also the floods on the roads.
Yesterday, 23rd September 2020, was another nightmare for Bangkokians as the tropical storm Noul hit Thailand causing floods and mad traffic on roads almost everywhere.
Do we have to take leave every time the heavy rain comes?
Crazy traffic jams on 23rd September
Image credit: Thairath
Storm Noul moved to Vietnam around a week ago, then on 18th September 2020, the storm started hitting the northeastern region of Thailand, causing floods in many provinces like Khon Kaen, Ubon Ratchathani, and Bueng Kan.
In Khon Kaen
Image credit: INN
Other regions in Thailand were affected by the storm too, which have led to heavy rains for almost a week now.
On 23rd September, there was a heavy rain causing floods on different roads in Bangkok. The floods made the already crazy Bangkok traffic become crazier, especially during rush hour.
Thai netizens shared their horrible experiences
Images adapted from: @thairath
After the latest downpour that caused flooding in the parliament building, Bangkokians faced a nightmare again yesterday (23rd September 2020).
Main roads like Phanoyothin, Rama 1, Lat Phrao, and many more streets in Bangkok went underwater, with bottlenecked traffic at junctions across the city.
Translation: Taking the bus is very difficult. The water level is so high and I am wearing sneakers
Translation: The heavy flood in Lat Phrao. This area is around Lat Phrao 71 to Big C Lat Phrao
Image credit: @patigorn_pong
The situation at Asoke intersection from yesterday
Image credit: @js100radio
The skytrain was also down due to the rain
Image credit: @naeiouy
Translation: No, it wasn’t raining that heavily. But where are you from… so big!
Rain is still in the forecast, so Bangkokians have to plan their travels more carefully together with umbrellas and raincoats.
We hope your bosses will understand how hard it is to get to work on a raining day. Do Thai companies need a work-from-home day for a rainy day now?