12 Nov '11, 1pm

Flash floods hit western Singapore

SINGAPORE: Flash floods hit various parts of western Singapore on Saturday. According to the National Environment Agency (NEA), the highest rainfall recorded as at 5.30 pm was 91.4 mm at Kent Ridge in the West Coast area. The afternoon heavy downpour caused a canal at Block 611 in Clementi West to overflow. One resident at the area said he's never seen anything like this in all his 10 years living there. "When I saw it, I find it very dangerous, because the volume of water was huge; it carried a mass of water, and the current was moving very fast and splashed very strong waves on to the bridge here," said Mr Lim, a Clementi West resident. Mr Lim said the flood lasted for about 45 minutes. He said: "All the small drains are all submerged and the water splashed into the HDB block, and all the trees, plants are all half submerged." National water agency PUB said the flash flo...

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