Bedok North Floods On 23 Jun Due To Morning Heavy Rain
UPDATE (5.21pm): Public Utilities Board is currently investigating the cause of the flood. You can view their full statement below.
For the rest of the month, Singaporeans can expect aircon temperatures with an incoming wave of heavy storms.
Cancelling plans is not the only downside to this chilly June weather, floods might become more frequent.
Following a morning downpour, citizens spotted ankle-high waters at Bedok North, as seen in this video by Facebook user ZamriBoy Kamarudin.
Judging by turbulent waters, it looks like we may need to forsake vehicles, and travel using a sampan instead.
Flash flood at Bedok North
According to the Facebook post, flash floods had hit Changi Fire Station, located along Bedok North Avenue 4 and Upper Changi Road.
Evidently, the flood occurred due to heavy rain experienced almost nationwide this morning (23 Jun).
As seen in the video, cars are struggling to weave through the stream, as water levels were reaching up to their tyres.
Netizens in the area took to social media to warn fellow Singaporeans about the ongoing situation.
Bedok North reportedly floods often
Some even joke that we might need sampans to get to work, seeing how turbulent the waters are.
The flash floods were likely due a large drain located along Bedok Road, according to a netizen in the comments.
PUB officers deployed
The Public Utilities Board (PUB) released a statement on Facebook addressing the flash floods this morning.
According to PUB, the first flash flood occurred at around 8.30 am and officers were deployed to the affected sites immediately. By 9.20 am, the flash floods had subsided.
Contractors are also sent down to check the drainage system near Changi Fire Station, reported PUB.
PUB also reported that heavy rain caused flash floods in other areas throughout Singapore, like Jurong Town Hall Road, and Opera Estate that has low-lying service roads within private residential estates.
Did you experience any flash floods on your way to work this morning? Share them in the comments below.
Featured image adapted from Facebook.
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