As You Slept Soundly Last Night with the Rain, Flash Floods Occurred All Over S’pore

Last night (30 Oct) was, to put it bluntly, terrible.

It was pouring cats and dogs and I was stuck at a bus stop without an umbrella. To make things even worse, the cute girl who happened to be taking shelter near me has a boyfriend. Bummer.

But unbeknownst to me, significantly less important events were occurring somewhere in Singapore.

Flash floods.

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According to national water agency PUB, flash floods were reported at the junction of Stamford Road and Victoria Street and at Mount Elizabeth.

However, the floods subsided within 20 minutes.

“We are also investigating the flood incident at the junction of Stamford Road and Victoria Street and will look into possible drainage improvement in this area,” PUB added.

Ongoing drainage improvement works at Mount Elizabeth are expected to finish by the end of next year.

And by the way, the rain lasted until this morning. Uber / Grab drivers should have got a little richer yesterday and today #justsaying

High risk flooding alerts

At around 7pm yesterday, PUB had issued high risk flooding alerts in areas including Exeter Road and Somerset Road, Tanjong Pagar Road and Craig Road and Leng Kee Road.

The National Environment Agency, on the other hand, pushed out a heavy rain warning at the same time, forecasting “moderate to heavy thundery showers with gusty wind”.

Shoot, had I paid attention to the weather forecast for once, I wouldn’t have to be stuck in a bus stop for ages.

Guess it’s time to heed my dad’s words and watch some news.

Suspension

The annual Mediacorp Subaru Car Challenge, held at Orchard Road’s Ngee Ann City, had entered its third day yesterday (30 Oct). At around 7.30pm, however, lightning and weather risks forced the competition to be suspended for near two hours.

It’s believed to be the longest disruption so far in the competition’s 16-year history.

Someone get an umbrella for those poor cars!

Moral of the story

With the last few evenings being particularly wet nights, you’ll be well-advised to equip yourself with a sturdy umbrella in your backpack.

Also, check up on the latest weather forecast updates at nea.gov.sg. It’s a pain in the ass, but it beats getting drenched.

Meanwhile, I’ll just be heading out without an umbrella. Again.

Maybe this time she won’t have a boyfriend.

#foreveralone


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