View Full Version : Airport in Nakhon Si Thammarat Reopens After Flood

Kanok Karn
6th April 2011, 15:43
Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport has resumed its services in the wake of the recent flood while damages on the facilities are being evaluated.

Director of Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport Nisit Sombat announced that the provincial airport had been back in operation after it was forced to close down temporarily by flashflood on 27 March. He confirmed that the landing strip was not damaged as it was not one of the submerged areas within the airport. The first commercial flight made a landing safely this morning at 8.30 hrs.

Following the disaster, damage assessment is being conducted while the airport chief admitted that a more concrete flood prevention plan would need to be adopted.

Based on the latest report by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, floods have left 51 people dead, 21 of whom were residents of Nakhon Si Thammarat. A total of ten southern provinces with over 2 million people were affected by the catastrophe while 3,500 homes and more than 1 million rai of farmland sustained damages.

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