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.
Flash floods hit Liat Towers at Orchard Road and other parts of the main shopping belt today at about 5pm.A Stomp report said that the water level at parts of Orchard Road was up to ankle-high due to the heavy showers in the afternoon.
The affected areas are mainly low-lying areas.
At Orchard Road, floodwaters pooled 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.
Up to eight gates at Marina Barrage were opened to maintain the water level at the Marina Reservoir within the normal range.PUB officers and Traffic police were on site to render assistance.
Flash floods hit several parts of Singapore today at about 5pm today, including Orchard Road.
As of 6.35pm, the PUB has informed that floods in all areas have subsided.
Several STOMPers have sent in photos of the floods.
STOMPers xh, singh and rachel_2390 also sent in some pictures.
STOMPer Aravin said:
“Well…I was just walking back to Bugis with a friend of mine when we saw this.”
STOMPer afskh said:
“It’s flooding at the Orchard Road area again!
“This happened on Dec 23, around 5.20pm, at Cavenagh Road. The water level about is 30cm above ground level.”