SPP seeks answers and accountability after flooding in the east

The Singapore People’s Party (SPP) has called on the Singapore Government to provide answers for the flooding which left parts of eastern Singapore flooded early on Monday morning.

In a Facebook post which was accompanied with a video which has been circulating in WhatsApp chatgroups, the SPP said that what Singaporeans expected were “answers and accountability.”

It also asked when was the last time the “drainage systems in the eastern part of the island were upgraded to keep up with urbanisation?”

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Since 2011, the Government has spent $1.2 billion on drainage upgrading. Another $500 million has been committed over the next three years.

Heavy downpour in the eastern part of the island on Monday morning saw cars stalling and with people helping to push stalled cars away from the flooded roads.

In yet another video which was circulating, it appeared that there were police officers who were helping to direct traffic while wading in knee-deep water.

A tree was also uprooted in Toa Payoh, causing damage to a van, leaving one section of the road not passable by traffic.

The SPP had ended its statement by saluting the “people including our police officers on the ground who were involved in helping others to safety this morning.”

In a statement released this morning, government agencies PUB and the Land Transport Authority confirmed that there was flooding in Tampines Road, after Hougang Avenue 1 and towards Jalan Teliti; a city-bound stretch of New Upper Changi Road after Bedok Road; the junction of Bedok Road and Upper Changi Road East; the junction of Sims Avenue and Eunos Road 8; Jalan Nipah; and Arumugam Road.

However, it did not reveal the causes of the flash floods.