Flash floods reported in parts of Singapore after heavy rain

Flash floods reported in parts of Singapore after heavy rain

Bedok flood Jun 23
An ambulance is seen stuck in flood water near Changi fire station on Jun 23 morning. (Photo: Nicholas Ong) 

SINGAPORE: Flash floods were reported in parts of Singapore on Tuesday (Jun 23) after heavy rain in the morning.

At around 6.30am, the National Environment Agency (NEA) warned that moderate to heavy showers were expected over many parts of Singapore. 

"PUB says flash floods may occur in the event of heavy rain," it added on Twitter. 

In an update at around 11am, NEA said thundery showers were expected to continue over many areas of Singapore until noon.

Pictures and videos sent in by CNA readers showed vehicles driving through flooded streets or people wading in knee-deep flood waters. 

At Upper Changi Road, near Changi fire station, an ambulance and a lorry were seen driving through the floods.

Bedok flood Jun 23
An ambulance is seen stuck in flood water near Changi fire station on Jun 23 morning. (Photo: Nicholas Ong) 

Bedok flood Jun 23
An ambulance is seen stuck in flood water near Changi fire station on Jun 23 morning. (Photo: Nicholas Ong) 

In a statement, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that firefighters from Changi Fire Station "noticed vehicles stalling in front of the station".

"Fifteen firefighters immediately rendered assistance to the stranded drivers, passengers and pedestrians," said SCDF, adding that officers also moved two vehicles away from the affected area.

An SCDF ambulance returning to the station also stalled at the junction of Upper Changi Road and Bedok North Avenue 4.  It was not conveying any patient and was driven back to the fire station about 30 minutes later, SCDF said.

"There was no disruption to the provision of emergency services from Changi Fire Station," it added.

Floods were also reported at several areas in Bedok, including near Bedok canal, which was seen overflowing with water.

CNA readers also reported flash floods along Jurong Town Hall Road, as well as along Bukit Timah Road, near King Albert Park MRT station. 

Flash floods along Jurong Town Hall Road
Flash floods along Jurong Town Hall Road. (Photo: CNA reader)
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Flash floods near Jurong Town Hall Road
Flash floods near Jurong Town Hall Road. (Photo: CNA reader)

National water agency PUB said at 9am that the water level at Bedok canal was at 100 per cent, and that there was a "high flood risk".

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Source: CNA/ad(mi)

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