23 Dec '11, 10am

Flash floods hit several areas in Singapore

Flash floods hit several areas in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Prolonged heavy rain over the southern and central parts of Singapore on Friday afternoon led to flash floods in several areas. National water agency PUB said that from 2.20pm to 5.20pm, Orchard Road saw a total recorded rainfall of 152.8 millimetres. However, PUB said there was no flooding at Orchard Road. Instead, water ponded at the open area of Liat Towers, the underpass between Lucky Plaza and Ngee Ann City, and the basement of Lucky Plaza due to the sustained heavy downpour. This activated the flood barricades at Liat Towers. But it wasn't enough to stop the water from entering. Seng Woon Fa, marketing and brand manager at Wendy's Restaurant, said: "The water started coming in at 5pm. By 5.20pm, we started to evacuate all our customers. "The barricade at the outer level and inner level does not work because the water came in too suddenly and probably there...

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