2019 saw far fewer flash flood days

In a photo taken on June 3, 2019, cars drive through a flooded road on Pickering Street.
In a photo taken on June 3, 2019, cars drive through a flooded road on Pickering Street.PHOTO: ST FILE

During the rainy season last December, Singapore experienced its longest north-east monsoon surge over the past decade, with rain falling consistently for seven days.

Yet, the Republic last year also recorded the fewest number of flash flood days since 2015 - a testament to the drainage improvement and other flood-proofing strategies that national water agency PUB has been rolling out over the years, said a water expert.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 02, 2020, with the headline '2019 saw far fewer flash flood days'. Print Edition | Subscribe