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Singapore, Flash Flood in central - western part

18:37 Jun 26 2018 Bukit Timah, Singapore

Description
Heavy rain caused flash floods in three reported locations in central and western parts of Singapore on Tuesday morning (June 26), due to intense rain. It is then occurred again on 29 June 2018 due to a heavy downpour equivalent to half the average rainfall for the entire month of June caused flash floods in the central and western parts of Singapore.

The locations included Jalan Kismis, Toh Tuck Avenue and along the Pan-Island Expressway towards Tuas, after the Eng Neo Road exit, said national water agency PUB in a statement on Tuesday evening. PUB officers were immediately deployed to the flooded locations, where they investigated and rendered assistance.

The heaviest rainfall was recorded at Old Toh Tuck Road, with about 150mm of rain over four hours - more than the average rainfall of 130.7mm recorded in the entire month of June, said the agency.

PUB had tweeted at about 9am that there were flash floods in Toh Tuck Avenue, though vehicles were still able to pass through. The flash floods subsided at about 10.50am.

An hour later, PUB added that there were flash floods along the Pan-Island Expressway, in the direction of Tuas, after the Eng Neo Road exit. Motorists were advised to avoid the first lane of the expressway. Flash floods on the PIE subsided at about 10.45am, but returned at about 11.40am. The flash floods later subsided at 12.20pm.

Singapore is currently experiencing the south-west monsoon period. The second half of June is expected to be wetter than the first half, and overall rainfall for the month is likely to be above average for most parts of Singapore, said PUB in its statement.
Additional Data
Country: Singapore
Affected Area / Region: Bukit Timah

Casualties

Affected Persons: 150 (approx)

Damages

Damaged infrastructure (e.g. road, water network): Three local roads have been affectedAccess to early warning: Yes

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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