By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport reported water leaks inside both terminals and flooding on area roads amid torrential rain Tuesday, causing Premier Lin Chuan to demand a report about potential improvements within one month.
On June 2, both terminals were inundated, including the food courts and the check-in areas, tunnels on access roads were impassable, and lightning knocked out a radar system, causing problems for 30,000 passengers. In the wake of the incident, the airport company’s chairman and CEO were replaced.
Problems on Tuesday seemed to be of a lower order than earlier in the month though. Torrential rain caused water to leak from ceilings at both terminals, including the departure area at Terminal 2, with workers first setting up buckets and later fixing the problems inside the ceilings, reports said.
Outside, the Terminal South Road saw 20 centimeters of water, leading workers to bring in sandbags to prevent the situation from worsening. [FULL STORY]