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FLASH FLOODS ON 5 SEPTEMBER 2013

Heavy rain fell over the central and western parts of Singapore this morning from 8.15am to 9.30am. The heaviest rainfall was recorded at Kent Ridge with a rainfall of 102.8mm from 8.10am to 9.40am. It peaked between 8.15am to 8.50am, with a rainfall of 82.2mm.

Flash floods were reported at the following locations:
- Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) 9.6km, towards East Coast Parkway (ECP) 
- Commonwealth Avenue/Lane/Drive 
- Junction of South Bridge Road and Maxwell Road
- Junction of Cuscaden Road and Tomlinson Road
- Alexandra Road, towards Lower Delta Road (near Ganges Avenue)
- Lorong Kismis

The areas most affected by the flash floods were the AYE and Commonwealth Avenue.  At the AYE, the drains overflowed due to the intense rainfall and rising tide.  Flood waters reached a depth of half a metre and subsided within 40 minutes.  All four lanes of AYE towards ECP were closed to traffic during the flood. PUB has plans to upgrade the Sungei Pandan Kechil, which serves this section of the AYE.

For Commonwealth Avenue, PUB has scheduled drainage improvement works, which will commence in 4th Quarter 2013 and are expected to complete by 1st half of 2015

PUB advises the public to exercise caution as flash floods may occur in the event of heavy storms.

The public can also call the PUB 24-hour Call Centre at 1800-284 6600 or go to PUB’s Facebook www.facebook.com/PUBSg or PUB iphone apps iPUBOne to report flash floods or to check on the flood situation.  The public can also get updates on water level information in key canals/drains through  PUB's Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/PUBSg, Twitter: twitter.com/PUBSingapore or website: www.pub.gov.sg.

For the latest weather reports, including heavy rain warnings, members of the public can call NEA’s weather forecast hotline at 6542 7788, visit the NEA website at www.nea.gov.sg or use the mobile weather service (Weather@SG - weather.nea.gov.sg). 

SMS alert services on heavy rain warning and water level information are also open for public subscription at: http://www.pub.gov.sg/managingflashfloods/wls/Pages/SubscriptiontoSMSAlerts.aspx

About PUB
PUB is a statutory board under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. It is the water agency that manages Singapore’s water supply, water catchment and used water in an integrated way.

About PUB’s tagline: Water for All: Conserve, Value, Enjoy
PUB has ensured a diversified and sustainable supply of water for Singapore with the Four National Taps (local catchment water, imported water, NEWater, desalinated water).

To provide water for all, PUB calls on all to play our part to conserve water, keep our water catchments and waterways clean and build a relationship with water so we can enjoy our water resources. If we all play our part, we can have enough water for all our needs – for industry, for living, for life. 

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Name Quek Ai Choo
Tel67313293
Other 97267976
Email quek_ai_choo@pub.gov.sg

Name Tristin Ong
Tel67313123
Other 97267976
Email tristin_ong@pub.gov.sg

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