24 Dec '11, 12pm

Retailers bracing for wet Christmas after Friday's flash floods

SINGAPORE: Singapore retailers are bracing for a wet Christmas. This comes after flash floods hit several parts of the country's shopping belt, Orchard Road on Friday. The National Environment Agency had warned of wet weather from December 24 to 26 due to a monsoon surge in the region. On Friday, Liat Towers was affected by floodwaters due to prolonged heavy rain, though not as seriously as in 2010 as floodgates had mitigated the impact somewhat. Channel NewsAsia has learnt that floodgates were not the problem for this building. Jwee Quek, product manager of Parafoil, the company which worked on the floodgates, said: "The floodgates that we installed at Liat Towers here is to prevent water settling at the walkway from going into Liat Towers. At about 3pm yesterday, the floodgates were already activated. "It is a problem with the drain beside the building, where water in th...

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