Friday, April 14, 2006

We flood

Makes you wonder how is it that we spend so much money on flood control in singapore but we still flood. it's definitely not from a lack of trying. A lot of time we smiply are not able to predict the worst and build to handle the worst.

Rain causes flash floods; short bursts of rain expected till end May
By Rita Zahara, Channel NewsAsia
14 April 2006

Rain caused flash floods in several areas of Singapore on Friday, especially in the eastern parts.

Police said they received many calls about flooding in low-lying areas in Chai Chee, Bedok Reservoir and the PIE towards Changi.

The Met Services advised the public to exercise caution, saying the highest rainfall of 77.6 millimetres was recorded over eastern Singapore from 1.30pm to 4pm.

The weathermen said Friday's rainfall was not unusual during this inter-monsoon period when rain can fall in intense bursts over short periods of time.

The inter-monsoon period usually lasts till the end of May. - CNA/ir

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