There's a mop for that: Conn. Apple store flooded

AP News
Posted: Apr 21, 2011 4:44 PM
There's a mop for that: Conn. Apple store flooded

There's a mop for that.

An Apple store in Connecticut has been flooded after a cleaning crew accidentally damaged a sprinkler head in the retail area and set off a fire suppression system.

Fire officials say Tuesday's accident caused substantial flooding and damage to electronics and fixtures in the store, which opened in 2009 in the upscale commercial district of downtown Greenwich (GREN'-ich).

Building officials granted permission to reopen the store Thursday after testing repairs to the electrical system. But the store's doors stayed closed as work continued inside.

Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc. posted a note on its website saying the store was closed temporarily without word on when it would reopen.

The store's phone system also was damaged, greeting callers with a busy signal.