Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Coming Floods

It's been 1 year since superstorm Sandy hit the east coast of the United States, flooding the streets and subways of New York and Jersey. Since then, the world has been facing natural disaster after natural disaster and just to make sure Singapore isn't left out of the fun, today the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) announced that the total rainfall Singapore will have this coming December and January will be 10 to 20 percent higher than normal.

The reason for this is due to the La Nina phenomenon that should bring more rainfall to Southeast Asia this year. What does this means? It means Singapore will have floods again! Just last month, many areas in Singapore were hit with floods and even yesterday, flash floods occurred at Changi. So as we are hit by floods by year end, we know why.

Or to be more accurate; the Singapore government has a ready-made excuse on why we are going to have floods later this year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Do not know if this will be read but i was there when Sandy struck, a sinkie crawling under a basement is really something, all foods ran out, we bought what we could, water was also worrying because after filling a self made tank, we feared that the house would be directly in line and if it did hit us, all would likely to be doom.

It miss us in Baltimore by a mere 13 miles, new york was hit, some business folded because she ran water into the shops and destroyed almost everything.

The patch work in sin city is what cause floods, the floods never went away and has always been there running through from the 60's, 70's (farrer park), 80's (bukit timah), 90's to now, i know because when ever we moved the freaking water came for us.

The floods is also because buildings were build over flood drains, and because of gobal warming also, but being a tiny island, common sense should be applied, but i guess we lack that the most.