Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome
announces Pattaya’s readiness to accept evacuees from flooded areas of
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome said Pattaya is ready to accept
evacuees from flooded areas of Thailand if relocation centers already opened
in Chonburi Province fill up.
The city has readied the Eastern Indoor Sports Stadium,
which can accommodate 2,000 evacuees. The facility likely has enough
restrooms, but the mayor said six portable toilets are also standing at the
ready should the arena be needed.
Itthiphol said City Hall security would handle safety at
the arena. Eleven buses, currently used to shuttle students to city schools,
are also being made available.
The mayor added that Pattaya is prepared to go even
further to offer flood victims temporary shelter by using its 11 public
schools as relocation centers if the Indoor Sports Stadium also fills to