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发表于 2011-12-24 14:32  资料 主页 个人空间 短消息 
水灾不再,积水还来

过去,每逢连日下雨,大家都关心我们岛国那些地方有水灾(Flooding)了。昨天下了一整天的雨,今天读报,就想那个地区这次遭殃了,不料无论中英报章,全无水灾消息,报道的全是”暴雨倾盆下 乌节又积水(Ponding)”的消息。

学到一个新名词啦:Ponding 积水

Today 英文报的报道是:

公共事业局:乌节路没有水灾,只有积水 No floods in Orchard Rd, just 'Ponding': PUB
by Ng Jing Yng

Singapore - As heavy rain pelted down on Orchard Road yesterday, Liat Towers activated its S$200,000 flood barrier system. As an added measure, plastic barriers were also distributed. But they proved no match for the floodwaters, as levels reached knee height and poured into the basement-level shops - reminiscent of the scene in June last year when floodwaters last hit the building. Yesterday, some customers even had to form a chain of chairs to get out from one of the affected stores.

Prolonged heavy rain which fell over a three-hour period over the southern and central parts of Singapore resulted in flash floods at numerous areas. Cuscaden Road, Newton Circus, Kampong Java, Lincoln Road, Wee Nam Road, Cambridge Road, the junction of Moulmein and Thomson roads in front of United Square, and the junction of Bukit Timah Road and Sixth Avenue were affected.

Flood waters reached a height of 30cm in some areas and generally subsided within an hour, except at Cambridge Road, Newton Circus and the Moulmein-Thomson junction in front of United Square, where waters subsided by 6pm, said national water agency PUB. "The affected areas are mainly low-lying areas," it added.

While the total recorded rainfall at Orchard Road was 152.8mm, PUB said "there was no flooding at Orchard Road". "However, water ponded at the open area of Liat Towers, the underpass between Lucky Plaza and Ngee Ann City, and the basement of Lucky Plaza due to the sustained heavy downpour," it added.

The underpass between Lucky Plaza and Ngee Ann City remained closed yesterday evening. Some shop owners at the ground floor of Lucky Plaza said that water levels were ankle-high, but the situation this time was better than during previous floods.

At retail store Giordano, store in-charge Lyn Molino estimated losses of up to S$7,000 and said that customers were not only deterred by the wet floors but also by the stench from yesterday's floodwaters. "This is supposed to be a good opportunity for us to have extra earnings but it has all been affected," she said.

The floodwaters also washed out business at Starbucks and fast-food restaurant Wendy's, among other establishments, at Liat Towers. Wendy's manager (marketing and branding) Seng Woon Fa estimated losses of about 60 per cent of the day's earnings. "We are now just busy cleaning up and hope to resume business as soon as possible ... we are still checking if any equipment is spoiled," he said.

Earlier yesterday, before the rain fell, PUB said drains would be widened in some areas next year. Eight of the 10 projects will commence in the first quarter, of which five of will involve expanding roadside drains at flood-prone areas, including parts of Chinatown, roads near Bencoolen Street as well as Arab Street and Rochor Canal Road.

The PUB will also improve drainage in three other non-flood-prone areas: Roads will be raised at Jalan Dusun, Jalan Datoh and Jalan Raja Udang. And drains will be expanded at Shanghai Road, Wee Nam Road, Outram Road and Tiong Bahru Road.

Yesterday, up to eight gates at Marina Barrage were opened to maintain the water level at Marina Reservoir within the normal range. PUB advised the public to exercise caution as flash floods could occur in the event of heavy storms. The public can also call the PUB 24-hour Call Centre at 1800-284-6600 or go to PUB's Facebook page www.facebook.com/PUBSg or on its iPhone app, iPUBOne, to report flash floods or to check on the flood situation.

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积水 Water Ponding at Liat Towers

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Water ponding at Liat Towers on 23 Dec 2011.
PHOTO COURTESY DISON SINSIAW


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也许他们是对的 ... 相对于泰国/ 菲律宾 等地的天然灾害,本地的积水,并没有造成人命伤亡,称之为‘災’,有点那个 ...

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维文: 是淹水, 不是“积水”

今天,早报记者报道部长指公用局用词不当。

QUOTE:
烈大厦底层店面出现淹水,却被当局抛出“积水”这样的新字眼来解释,维文医生说公用事业局用词不当,因为淹水就是淹水。

维文医生在回答工人党议员饶欣龙(后港区)有关“突发性淹水”(flash flood)和“积水”(ponding)之间到底有什么不同时,首次对公用事业局的用词表示不认同。

“公用局不应该用‘积水’的字眼,对我来说,淹水就是淹水,只要是水出现在不该出现的地方,只要是对人身安全或商业运作造成影响,公用局和大厦业主就要去解决。”

他指出,烈大厦已经采取新的行动,比如安装60公分高的堵水墙和改进水泵,而幸运商业中心也正计划安装防水闸门避免雨水流入大厦底层。

他也再次重申,滨海堤坝并不是造成淹水的祸首,反而是减轻了淹水的问题。

他透露,整个12月滨海湾蓄水池的水位都维持在平均海平面以下,即使是23日淹水当天也不例外。这是因为堤坝能够把水快速排出去,避免了低洼的滨海湾和加冷地区受海水涨潮的影响。
  
在年底的东北季风期间,公用事业局也加强了沟渠和水道的保养,尤其是低洼地区、人潮热闹和落叶多的地方。

针对洪维能(裕廊集选区)的当局为何不干脆加宽和加深史丹福水道的补充提问,维文回答说,该水道已经很深了,当局希望能通过别的方式增加几个百分点的流量,比如减少水流时的阻力或移开阻挡物。

“公用局不是拿着一张空白支票,新加坡不想变成到处都是水道的威尼斯,我们对未来的投资必须有个合理的限度,但我保证会以科学根据和自律来处理花费。”

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