Parts of Phuket international airport was flooded for a while this morning (Friday), following a heavy downpour which led to the inundation of several areas around the airport and the Thalang district.

The general manager of the airport, Monchai Tanod, said that only a part of the airside apron, used by private jets, was flooded and that the water drained away about an hour after the rain stopped.

He did, however, advise passengers to leave their hotels or homes 3-4 hours before their flight departure time due to heavy flooding in the approaches to the airport.

In Thalang district, about 40 cars and 20 motorcycles, which were in the parking lot of a condominium, were flooded this morning.

Governor Narong Woonsiew visited the flooded areas in Thalang district and ordered agencies concerned to help the people affected and to speed up draining water from the condominium.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service

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