05 Jun '11, 12pm

PUB explains flash floods

SINGAPORE: The extent of the floods caused by heavy and intensive rainfall on Sunday morning caught the authorities by surprise. National water agency PUB explained that the flash floods were caused by two bouts of heavy rainfall. The first started slightly past 6am, and second downpour, which was more intense, occurred at about 10.30am. About 65mm of rainfall was recorded within 30 minutes. This was worse than the one on June 16 last year, which had 100mm of rainfall within two hours. PUB held a news conference on Sunday afternoon, saying it had mobilised staff and contractors to the flooded sites once it received alerts of heavy rain. PUB also deployed tankers to affected areas to pump out the water from carparks located in basements of buildings. PUB chief executive Khoo Teng Chye said he is studying some possible solutions to prevent future occurrences. "These include,...

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