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Singapore hit by massive flooding in several areas yesterday

Posted by temasektimes on April 11, 2012

Singapore was hit by several flash floods in several parts of the island yesterday after a heavy downpour in the afternoon which led to traffic jams in some areas.

According to PUB’s facebook page, affected roads included parts of Upper Paya Lebar, Lorong Ah Soo and the Junction of Mt Vernon Road/Bartley Road and several areas in Tampines.

The entrance to Sengkang along the Tampines Expressway (TPE) was reportedly flooded causing a jam along the highway. Parts of the Punggol West flyover were also submerged in the flood water.

One Tampines resident Lim Jo Ket told the state media that his shop was affected by the flood water which reached around ankle height.

“Every day heavy rain, our shop will be flooded because the drain is very small. Last month and today, our flood is quite heavy, so our stocks are all damaged, so we don’t know what to do.”

Lorong Ah Soo was also flooded as well with one commuter reporting the flood as high as half a van tire

He said the situation has been particularly bad in the past few days. .

Joosoon sent in this photo of flooding which occurred at Lorong Ah Soo at 4.30pm. According to the STOMPer, the flood was as high as half a van tire.

The STOMPer wrote:

“This picture was taken this afternoon at 4.30pm at Lorong Ah Soo. My father was fetching me home from school when we spotted this flood occurring in the whole of Lorong Ah Soo. The height of the flood was about half a van tire. People were even standing on the seats at a bus stop. The flood occurred from Xin Hua Primary School to Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School.”

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3 Responses to “Singapore hit by massive flooding in several areas yesterday”

  1. spotlessleopard said

    No amount of Engineering can solve th Flooding Problems……

  2. Eddie Chow said

    There are only concerned if Orchard Road is flooded……………erm, I mean ponding.

  3. Ken Lee said

    that’s once in 50 years!

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