Date: Jun 09, 2017
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
The problems that have occurred at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport would not repeat in the short term, Minister of Transportation and Communications Hochen Tan (賀陳旦) said yesterday, but added that he cannot promise nothing bad would happen at the airport if another torrential rain hits the facility.
Questions about the airport’s ability to withstand flash floods resurfaced after a minor flood hit Terminal Two on Friday last week as a stationary front brought torrential rainfall across the nation.
The terminal also suffered its worst damage on the same day last year, when extremely heavy rains brought by a frontal system hit northern Taiwan. Floodwaters blocked two underpasses leading to terminals, and rainwater leaked through Terminal Two’s ceiling and caused flooding in its underground food court.
The Central Weather Bureau has forecast another stationary for next week that has the potential to bring heavy rains and cause damage. [FULL STORY]