In photos: Flash floods in eastern Singapore after morning rainstorm

In photos: Flash floods in eastern Singapore after morning rainstorm

Channel NewsAsia·2018-01-08 23:05

A flash flood at Sims Avenue after a heavy downpour. (Photo: Kah Yee Seet)

SINGAPORE: Several parts of eastern Singapore were by flash floods on Monday morning (Jan 8), following intense rain.

National water agency PUB said flash floods were reported at Tampines Avenue 12, Upper Changi Road/Bedok North Avenue 4, Bedok Road, Upper Changi Road East, Arumugam Road, the junction between Sims Avenue and Eunos Road 8 and between Sims Avenue and Tanjong Katong Road, Jalan Nipah, the junction of Bedok Road and New Upper Changi Road, and at Tampines Road.

The flash floods in these areas lasted from 20 minutes to about an hour, subsiding at around 10.30am, PUB said.

Dramatic photos on social media and those submitted by Channel NewsAsia readers showed half-submerged cars and pedestrians wading in up to knee-deep water.

Construction workers trudge through the muddy water near Jalan Nipah with raincoats and umbrellas. (Photo: Bassis Soon)

Flooding at a construction site near Jalan Nipah. (Photo: Bassis Soon)

Bedok North Avenue 4 was affected by flash floods on Monday morning (Jan 8). (Photo: SG Road Blocks / Telegram) 

A black car half-submerged in water outside Paya Lebar MRT station. (Photo: Hew Chaw Yin)

Knee-deep water outside Changi Fire Station at around 9.30am. (Photo: Afghan)

Flooding at Upper Changi Road East. (Photo: Channel NewsAsia reader)

A pedestrian crossing is completely immersed at Upper Changi Road. (Photo: Channel NewsAsia reader)

People wading in water at Bedok North Avenue 4. (Photo: Melvin Lau) 

Traffic along Paya Lebar affected after heavy rain. (Photo: Thomas Tan)

A bus stop in Ubi after the downpour. (Steven Ramesh/Facebook) 

A woman pushing her car which stalled in a flood at Bedok North on Monday morning (Jan 8), after a heavy downpour over many parts of Singapore. (Photo: Twitter/SynCPositive) 

Flash floods affected roads near Paya Lebar Square on Monday (Jan 8) morning after heavy rain. (Photo: Thomas Tan)

The rain leaked through the roof of a shophouse in Geylang occupied by a creative media studio. (Photo: Ronnie Chin)

While the floods were more pronounced in the east, a tree fell on the road amid wet weather in Toa Payoh, injuring two people.


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