Western Digital Now Expects Flood Damage to Have "Significant Impact" on Overall Operations

Paul Lilly

Severe flooding in Thailand forced Western Digital to temporarily close shop in its Bangkok facilities last week, and now that it's had time to assess the damage, things aren't looking so great. Western Digital issued a statement updating the situation today and said it expects the flooding to impede the company's ability to fulfill product demand through the end of the year.

"[Western Digital] now expects that the flooding of its Thailand facilities, combined with flood damage to the company's supply chain in Thailand, will have significant impact on the company's overall operations and its ability to meet customer demand for its products in the December quarter," Western Digital said in a statement . "The company will provide further updates on the situation on its investment community conference call on Wednesday, October 19, 2011."

Rising water over the weekend penetrated the Bang Pa-in Industrial Park flood defenses, inundating Western Digital's manufacturing facilities where some equipment is now fully submerged in water, the company said.

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