31 Jan '18, 12pm

More than 200 snapped, fallen trees reported during Tuesday's 'extreme storm', says NParks

More than 200 snapped, fallen trees reported during Tuesday's 'extreme storm', says NParks

SINGAPORE - There were more than 200 reported incidents of fallen trees and snapped tree branches on Tuesday during an "extreme storm", the National Parks Board (NParks) told The Straits Times on Wednesday (Jan 31). NParks streetscape group director Oh Cheow Sheng said the board received those reports by late evening. Most of the fallen trees and branches were cleared by 8pm that day. Extreme weather conditions with intense rain and strong winds were reported in the north and north-eastern parts of Singapore such as Yishun, Sembawang, Seletar, Mandai and Gambas late on Tuesday afternoon, he said. "Tuesday's storm event is an example of extreme storms consisting of strong winds of up to 70kmh or more and heavy rains that we have seen in recent years," said Mr Oh. These events include an incident in 2012 where some 100 trees fell in a wooded area during a storm at Changi Bea...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/more-than-200-snapp...

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