Heavy rain causes flooding in parts of Singapore

Channel NewsAsia 31 Oct 17;

SINGAPORE: Flooding in some parts of Singapore have been reported after a heavy downpour across the country on Monday (Oct 30).

Flash floods were reported at the junction of Stamford Road and Victoria Street and at Mount Elizabeth, according to national water agency PUB in a statement on Monday evening. The floods subsided in about 20 minutes.

Ongoing drainage improvement works at Mount Elizabeth are expected to complete by the end of next year, PUB added.

"We are also investigating the flood incident at the junction of Stamford Road and Victoria Street and will look into possible drainage improvement in this area," PUB said.

PUB issued high risk flooding alerts in areas including Exeter Road and Somerset Road, Tanjong Pagar Road and Craig Road and Leng Kee Road at around 7pm on Twitter.

The National Environment Agency issued a heavy rain warning at about 7pm, forecasting "moderate to heavy thundery showers with gusty wind".

The downpour also caused the Mediacorp Subaru Car Challenge at Orchard Road's Ngee Ann City to be suspended for almost two hours - the longest disruption yet in the competition's 16-year history.
Source: CNA/kc


Reports of flooding in some areas of Singapore due to heavy rain
Lydia Lam Straits Times 30 Oct 17;

SINGAPORE - Heavy rain across the island on Monday (Oct 30) evening caused flooding in some parts of Singapore.

Vehicles were seen driving through water at the junction of Stamford Road and Victoria Street around 7.30pm when The Straits Times was there.

A man was seen buying footwear nearby as his shoes were drenched.

Water agency PUB sent out several alerts on Twitter of high flood risks at areas including Exeter Road and Somerset Road, Tanjong Pagar Road and Craig Road and Leng Kee Road in Bukit Timah.

A two-hour weather forecast on the National Environment Agency's website showed rain and thunderstorms across the island.

According to the Meteorological Service Singapore, a mix of dry and wet weather conditions were forecast for the second half of October.

Heavy rains at the junction of Stamford Road and Victoria Street

There will likely be thundery showers in the next four days, according to the MSS' four-day outlook.

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