Flash floods seen across several areas in Singapore

Flash floods seen across several areas in Singapore

Heavy rain on Saturday afternoon saw flash floods at Lorong Buangkok, Hougang Avenue 8 and Ang Mo Kio.

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SINGAPORE: Several areas across the Republic saw flash floods on Saturday afternoon (Dec 5) following heavy thunderstorms.

At about 4pm, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Twitter to expect thunderstorms over northern, eastern and central Singapore between 4.05pm and 5pm. At around 4.40pm, the PUB issued an alert to flash floods at Lorong Buangkok.

PUB also warned of the high water levels in areas such as Tampines Road, Cactus Road and Chin Bee Avenue.

According to Facebook user Lyrrel Tan, the junction of Hougang Avenue 6 and Hougang Avenue 8 was flooded to about ankle high. He said he saw several cars stranded and buses were also delayed due to rain. He added that some buses had to skip certain bus stops because of the amount of the flood at the stop. Commuters were seen standing on seats at the bus stop to avoid the rain water.

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A flooded bus stop at Hougang Ave 8. (Photo: Lyrrel Tan)

Tan added that the bus he was on also had water seeping through the door.

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Water seen seeping through the doors of bus 325. (Photo: Lyrrel Tan)

Over at Ang Mo Kio, MediaCorp viewer Gary said the carpark at Block 613A, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 was flooded.

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A flooded carpark in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4. (Photo: Gary)

Source: CNA/ek