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PostSubject: Floodwaters enter Thai capital's second airport   Floodwaters enter Thai capital's second airport EmptyTue Oct 25, 2011 10:59 am

Thailand's flood crisis deepened Tuesday after floodwaters breached barriers protecting Bangkok's second airport, effectively bringing a halt to domestic flights there after the two main commercial airlines using it suspended operations.

It was not immediately clear how much water had entered Don Muang airportwholesale jerseys from china, but the news was sure to further erode the credibility of a government that has repeatedly sent mixed signals about its ability to defend the heart of an increasingly anxious capital from the worst floods to hit Thailand in nearly 60 years.
Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport, the country's main international gateway, has yet cheap nhl jerseys to be affected by flooding and flights there are operating normally. Most of the city has been spared of inundations so far.
Budget airline Nok Air suspended operations at Don Muang until Nov. 1 "because water has entered the north side of the airport already," the company's CEO Patee Sarasin told The Associated Press.
The only other main carrier using Don Muang, Orient Thai Airlines, also said nba jerseys cheap it would suspend flights starting later Tuesday. Orient Thai said it would transfer domestic operations to Suvarnabhumi.
An airport official confirmed water had crept inside airport compound, but he said runways were unaffected.
Don Muang has come to symbolize the gravity of Thailand's catastrophic floods, which have swamped a third of the country and killed 366 people over the last three months. It houses the government's emergency Flood Relief Operations Center, and one of its terminals NFL Jerseys Cheap is home to thousands of people who have been forced to flee their homes.
Floodwaters have been pouring into the Don Muang district, located on Bangkok's northernmost outskirts, for several days. The waist-high water has entered residential homes and blocked streets running to the airport.
Don Muang is among seven of the capital's 50 districts that the cheap nfl jerseys government has declared at risk. Those zones, located in the north and northwest, are all experiencing minor flooding.
The latest to be added to the list was the northwestern district of Bang Phlat. Late Monday, Gov. Suhumbhand Paribatra warned residents there to move their belongings to higher ground after water from the Chao Phraya River crept in through a subway construction site.
Late Monday, the flood center said water levels in the worst-hit parts of the country — the submerged provinces north of Bangkok — were stable or subsiding. But the massive runoff was still bearing down on the city as it flowed south toward the Gulf of Thailand.
While neighborhoods just across Bangkok's boundaries are underwater, most of Bangkok is dry and has not been directly affected by deluge. Anxious Bangkokians, though, have been raiding stores to stock up on emergency supplies, and many have been protecting homes and businesses with sandbags and even erecting sealed cement barriers across shop-fronts.
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