Floods Occurred In Various Parts Of Singapore Like Chinatown & Bayfront
As Singapore has a temperate climate, floods usually occur during days with heavy rainfall. Monday (3 Jun) was one of such days.
The National Environmental Agency posted a Tweet saying that heavy showers could result in flash floods yesterday. Unfortunately, their predictions came true.
Multi-storey carpark at Chinatown
Yesterday, some unfortunate drivers were trapped in Smith Street’s multi-storey carpark.
From what we can see, the flood was almost waist-level and drivers could do nothing but stand and watch.
Workers trying to unclog the drainage system
Republic Boulevard traffic jams
Roads weren’t spared either. Another video was taken at Republic Boulevard heading up to Benjamin Sheares Bridge.
In the video, three vehicles were stuck in the flood while other cars waiting for the flood to clear causing a long ‘queue’.
Maybe going through the grass faster
Rochor Road floods
While some cars had to completely stop in some areas, cars could continue to move on other roads.
Though Rochor Road was flooding, cars could still travel slowly. Drivers only had to deal with bad visibility from the heavy rain.
Kampong Bahru Road with water levels above the wheel
A STOMP user also spotted another taxi being partially-submerged in water.
The water level was so high that the front wheels of the cab were almost completely submerged.
According to the STOMPer, his car was fine as it was “powerful enough”.
People’s Park Complex mall flooded
When you think of People’s Park Complex, you imagine shady tour agencies, money changers, and cheap clothing. And now, flooding.
Other than roads and carparks, old buildings were not spared either. A STOMPer took a video of the flooding complex.
Store workers busy clearing the water
In the video, water can be seen dripping from the second level to the ground floor. Allegedly, the 3 bottom floors were affected due to the flooding of the multi-storey carpark on the fourth and fifth floor.
Upgrading drainage systems
Most of the flash floods occurrences could be due to a lack of proper drainage system.
Hopefully, the floods give the relevant authorities a timely reminder to upgrade their systems to reduce future floodings.
Or you could just opt for a more powerful car to get through the floods.
Floods ain’t got nothing on me