CCTV images of flood prone areas released

Close Circuit Television (CCTV) footage of more than 24 locations within Singapore have been uploaded on website which can be viewed by the general population for reference from Thursday onwards.

The Deputy Director of Catchment and Waterways of Singapore William Yeo announced on Thursday that the CCTV images for the mentioned areas will show pictures of the spots which will be updates every five minutes so that the public has awareness of the road conditions and water routes during floods and heavy storms and can prepare accordingly.

About 65 CCTVs have been installed in different locations which have been determined by the authorities to be the most affected in case of floods and/or storm in the country. The most significant locations where the cameras have been installed include Veerasamy Road, Upper Thomson, Ang Mo Koi Ave 3, Orchard Road, Bukit Timah Road, Tampines St 81, and Shenton Way.

The cameras installed and showing live conditions of these areas are focusing on roads and high traffic regions. Individuals can also request information of floods and storms via SMS from PUB and radio broadcasts. Speaking to the media, Yeo said, “This CCTV initiative helps improve public preparedness as part of our overall flood management effort.”

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