By: Bien Chin-feng, Lu Kang-chun and Christie Chen
Taipei, June 2 (CNA) The severe flooding at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Thursday in the wake of a thunderstorm has disrupted over 200 flights, affecting over 30,000 passengers, with repair work still underway as of Thursday night.
The underpasses connecting the airport to National Highway No. 2 were reopened in the evening, while flood waters that inundated the food court in the airport’s basement were successfully pumped out at around 5 p.m. The food court will resume business as soon as Saturday, the Taoyuan International Airport Corp. said.
Workers are still pumping flood waters out from the basement of Terminal 2 and are expected to finish the work around midnight, the company said, adding that no vehicles in the basement parking lots were damaged. [FULL STORY]