30 Dec '11, 2am

PUB provides updates on Orchard flashfloods

SINGAPORE: Heavy afternoon rain over three hours in the Orchard Road area on December 23 caused flooding and hit places such as Thomson and Cambridge, as well as the basements of Liat Towers and Lucky Plaza. National water agency PUB said on Friday that 152.8mm of rain fell from 2.20pm to 5.20pm. This is about half of the average monthly total of 287.4mm for the entire month of December over 142 years. PUB said it understands that the public is concerned about the adequacy of measures taken to date and takes its responsibility for flood management seriously. While it's not possible to completely eliminate flash floods, it'll do everything feasible to prevent it, mitigate it and keep the public informed. PUB said its officers have been working closely with the management of affected buildings to investigate the cause of the flooding and identify measures to prevent a recurr...

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