pixstorm/ST26072014-1421061930/Steffi Koh Staff from Liat Towers lift a drain cover outside the building to check on the water level of the Stamford Canal during a downpour. Flood barriers would be activated when water reach road level and trigger a flood water sensor, which did not occur on July 29.
South India floods November 2015. In Chennai, staff and volunteers helped 468 families evacuate from the Vijay Shanthi apartment complex, which was flooded and where residents no longer had running water, sewerage or electricity. Among the people to be floated to safety on a makeshift raft of inner tubes and a door were an older woman and a man whose leg was amputated. People who could walk were guided along a rope by staff and volunteers to safety.