03 Nov '11, 10am

PUB to install 55 CCTVs at flood-prone areas islandwide

PUB to install 55 CCTVs at flood-prone areas islandwide

The stretch of Bukit Timah Road near Coronation Shopping Plaza proved almost impassable to cars after a heavy downpour on 5 June 2011. A PUB spokesman said that heavy and intense rain fell over the central and eastern parts of Singapore over five hours that day, causing flash floods in various locations. -- PHOTO: WANBAO By Kezia Toh National water agency PUB is installing closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) at flood-prone areas. Currently, there are six cameras along Bukit Timah Road as part of a trial, and by early December this year, there will be 55 more cameras all over the island. This will help to monitor real-time conditions in flood-prone areas and allow faster response - pushing out information faster to warn the public, for example. In a media briefing on Thursday, the environment agency said that higher than average rainfall is expected for this north-east monso...

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