04 May '11, 8am

Heavy downpour causes flash flooding in central Singapore

Heavy downpour causes flash flooding in central Singapore

STOMPers in central Singapore were caught off guard by a sudden mid-afternoon downpour today (May 4), following a period of exceptionally heavy rain. STOMPers Nicholas , zs , Keith , Ed , Sharpener, K.I. and Kenzo all contributed stories and photographs of the situation. A PUB spokesperson issued the following advisory: "FLASH FLOODS ALERT. "Due to heavy rain, flash floods are reported at Bishan Street 13 (in front of Kuo Chuan Presbyterian School). "The road is still passable to traffic. Later at 4.05pm, the PUB had the following update: "The flash flood at Bishan Street 13 has subsided." STOMPer Nicholas was on his way home, only to find that the void deck of his block of flats had become flooded: "There is heavy flooding at the void deck here. "How do we get home?" Kenzo also described how the large drains were unable to cope with the influx of water: "Flood! "What happ...

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