LATEST – PUB Explains:
“The PUB said 100 mm of rain fell within an hour, between 8 and 9.30am. That’s the same amount of rainfall on June 16 which led to massive floods in Orchard Road. That amount is more than 60 per cent of the average rainfall for the entire month of June. PUB says the heavy rain caused localised flash floods in a number areas and the waters subsided within 30 minutes.” (CNA)
10.30am: Bugis area flooded. [Unconfirmed].
10.50am: Fallen tree along CTE towards Ang Mo Kio. Road closed.
“SCDF personnel are helping evacuate children from a childcare centre at Telok Kurau Lorong G, affected by the floods. They’re also pumping water out of the childcare centre.” (CNA)
A tree fell on a vehicle along the north-bound Central Expressway towards Yishun. Two people were injured and were sent to the hospital. Two other persons were also injured at Kampung Bahru when another tree fell. They have been sent to SGH. (CNA)
Singapore is experiencing heavy downpour at the moment (9.30am). Several areas are reported to be flooded, according to Channelnewsasia and updates by the public on TOC’s Facebook page.
Flooded areas include Upper Thomson Road, Jalan Boon Lay, and Orchard. Heavy rain in Changi, Eunos, Jurong East, Bishan, Tampines, Sims Avenue and several other areas. The road along Bishan ITE is reported to be flooded.
However, these are unconfirmed reports.
We will update readers as and when we can.
CNA reports that an incident near Orchard Central along Orchard Road has blocked two lanes of traffic.
“The Meteorological Services Division had issued a heavy rain warning. It said flash floods which could occur in low-lying areas.” (CNA)
In the meantime, the Straits Times reports, “Torrential rain has caused traffic snarls on all the major expressways in Singapore during the morning rush hour… Traffic on the CTE towards SLE after Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 has practically come to a standstill…”
On 16 June, Orchard Road and several other areas were flooded (see here).
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Picture of Upper Thomson this morning (25 June) from here – by Nicholina Chua