Saturday, 31 March 2012

View CCTV images of flood-prone areas on PUB's website

Channel NewsAsia, 29 Mar 2012

From Thursday, the public can find out which areas have been hit by floods by checking closed-circuit television (CCTV) images on national water agency PUB's website.

The images are from 24 flood-prone areas and hotspots islandwide, including areas such as Orchard Road, Shenton Way, Bukit Timah Road, Upper Thomson, Veerasamy Road, Tampines St 81 and Ang Mo Kio Ave 3.

PUB said the images will be updated every five minutes.

There are currently 65 CCTVs installed at areas which are flood-prone or have recently experienced flash floods.

PUB said the 24 selected CCTVs are located at roads with higher traffic flow.

The agency said the CCTV images will help to improve public preparedness as part of Singapore's overall flood management effort.

Mr William Yeo, PUB's deputy director of Catchment and Waterways said, "We have installed CCTVs at various locations to help us better monitor real-time site conditions during heavy rainstorms.

"This enables us to deploy manpower on site faster in the event of a flash flood and provide more timely updates to the public."

Members of the public can also obtain information and updates about flash floods via SMS alerts, PUB's Facebook page and Twitter account.

The public can also tune in to radio broadcasts for flash flood alerts.

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