19 Feb '11, 3pm

Efforts by condo residents lessen flood fears

Efforts by condo residents lessen flood fears

They now have six new flood barriers at the condo's exits, a closed-circuit television to monitor nearby Bukit Timah Canal, and a raised road: all by the residents' own efforts. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA TESSARINA condominium residents at Bukit Timah still remember vividly how their cars were swimming in their underground carpark when flash floods hit last July. But there will be no repeat of such a nasty episode for the condo - one of the worst-hit - or so the residents hope. They now have six new flood barriers at the condo's exits, a closed-circuit television to monitor nearby Bukit Timah Canal, and a raised road: all by the residents' own efforts. After the floods, the 400 households there got together and put in $90,000 to install the barriers, which will stave off rainwater flowing down from the 190m-long Wilby Road where the condo is located. Also new is a CCTV cam...

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