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High tides, heavy rain expected over Lunar New Year holidays

By Valarie Tan, Channel NewsAsia
16 February 2007 2306 hrs

SINGAPORE : High tides of at least 3.1 metres are expected during the Lunar New Year weekend.

The Meteorological Services Division said heavy rains are also expected from February 18 to 21.

And flash floods may occur in low-lying areas, especially if the high tides coincide with heavy rain.

PUB has also advised shop-owners and residents in these areas to take precautions to protect their belongings against possible floods.

The low-lying areas include Chinatown, Tanjong Katong, Geylang, Lorong Buangkok and the roads between Weld Road and Kitchener Road. - CNA/ms