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By Ian Bush

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (CBS) – It’s been more than a month, but the King of Prussia Mall continues to deal with the effects of water damage from a major rainstorm, as the height of holiday shopping nears. A record-setting five-plus inches of rain fell on September 30th and October 1st, inundating the Plaza at King of Prussia:

kop2 bush Stores At KoP Mall Still Closed Because Of Flood Damage“We’ve been working at getting the stores restored since then.”

Mall general manager Bob Hart says 123 shops were affected at the start. All but 25 — like abercrombie kids, Cole Haan, and New York & Co. — have since reopened. A handful have been closed ever since October 1st — opting for a complete renovation.

Others are temporarily going dark to deal with damage:

“The effects of walking-level water — drywall, carpet, floors.  So stores are closing for a week or two to remove that and then re-open.”

With Santa on his way for photos on Saturday, they’re looking for all of his helpers to be back up and running before Black Friday.

Reported by Ian Bush, KYW Newsradio

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