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Title: Vulnerability functions for singapore flood risk
Authors: Low, Kum Theng.
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: In 16 June 2010, Singapore was shocked by the flash flood in Orchard Road. Soon after, Orchard Road and other parts of Singapore had been hit by flash floods. Due to these flooding events, properties and vehicles were damaged. Hence, this study would be focusing on the obtaining data to develop depth damage curve for commercial vehicle and properties with the aid of Monte Carlos Simulations. These curves would determine possible potential damages and losses. Parties which might be interested in this study would be the ministries, water authorities and agency, the defense force, automobile dealers, automobile repair workshop, insurance companies and business owners and commercial building owners. Ex-post surveying could be used to determine the economic losses and total damages. However, flood losses had to be estimate ex-ante. In this study, ex-post surveying would be conducted with the assistance from different parties for both properties and vehicles. After obtaining the data from the surveys, depth damage curve could be estimated ex-ante for different categories of vehicles and properties. In addition, depth damage curve equation could also be determined. Problems and solutions would be discussed for individual difficulties faced. For vehicles, problems were faced due to fluctuation of cars pricing as COE was the price factor. For properties, insufficient data collected due to business confidentially.
Schools: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:CEE Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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