02 Jan '12, 2am

PUB issues statement saying they didn't really mean "ponding". Their media release says otherwise:

NATIONAL water agency PUB thanks Mr Peter Loon for his letter "Call it what it is: Flooding" and Mr Huen Yeong Kong for his Point Of View on Dec 27. We wish to clarify that it is not PUB's intention to dissipate the impact of the floods with the term "ponding". On Dec 23, PUB issued a media release headlined "Flash floods on 23 December 2011", contrary to Today's article, which carried the headline "No floods in Orchard Road, just 'ponding': PUB". We described the situation on the roads as "flash floods" while the term "ponding" was used to refer only to the accumulation of rainwater at the basement areas of buildings such as Liat Towers and Lucky Plaza. We are working with the management of Liat Towers and Lucky Plaza on measures to improve flood protection for these buildings. The flash floods on Dec 23 were due to the prolonged, heavy rain that fell in the afternoon. Th...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC120102-0000012/No-in...

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