Airport officials and business owners at Corona Municipal Airport (AJO) near Los Angeles continue to play a cat and mouse game with floodwaters. Forecasts of more rain could mean more high water.
A flood devastated the airport in January. The water reached the roof of several hangars and came up so fast that tenants, especially business owners, did not have time to get all their belongings to higher ground — although most of the aircraft were saved by volunteers.
After the flood, tenants and business owners came back to do clean up and make repairs, including shoveling mud and repainting ramps. Utilities also had to be repaired.
Telephone calls placed to the airport manager’s office were answered by a recorded message that not only gave airport status but also the river level and output of the dam above the airport. The airport is open for business again, but pilots are advised that the lights are still out of service.
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