Breaking News: Flash floods hit Singapore

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In the clearest sign yet that the chronic flooding problem is far from resolved, several areas of the island were hit by flash floods today.

A mid afternoon flood hit Bishan Street 13, left large drains along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 completely overwhelmed, caused flooding around Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park and flooding around Yio Chu Kang MRT. Floods were also spotted around Nanyang Polytechnic.

The flash floods today come just two weeks after a downpour on 20 April caused an area around Heartland Mall in Kovan to flood. Heartland Mall is under the charge of Aljunied Town Council.

Minister of the Environment and Water Resources Yacoob Ibrahim on 20 November 2009 described floods that hit Singapore as happening “once every 50 years”. Since then, there have been more than a dozen floods.

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