Bukit Timah flooded, roads look like canal

A rainy month.

Tanya Ong | August 24, 2021, 12:13 PM

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Singapore has experienced yet another bout of heavy rain, resulting in flash floods in several areas on Aug. 24 morning.

In a Facebook post by Holland-Bukit Timah GRC Member of Parliament (MP) Sim Ann, she said that many residents and volunteers have shared pictures of flash floods with her.

The locations included Dunearn Road, Bukit Timah Road near King Albert Park, Eng Kong and Toh Yi.

She urged everyone to "please be careful", whether they are driving or walking.

Via Sim Ann/FB

Via Sim Ann/FB

Via Sim Ann/FB

A video circulating on chat groups showed Bukit Timah Road inundated by flood waters.

The canal in the middle of the roads was full.

More videos of wet weather conditions were also uploaded to Facebook, showing the situation on the KJE:

Singapore roads accident.com新加坡公路意外网页/FB

Rising water levels in drains and canals were reported by PUB in several areas, including Upper Bukit Timah Road (from Hazel Park Terrace to Chestnut Drive) and Woodlands Road earlier at around 9:40am.

Around 10am, PUB said that flash floods have occurred at Dunearn Road (Sime Darby to Binjai Park), and roads are not passable.

PUB officers were also deployed to the sites to render assistance.

As of 10:50am, PUB said that the flash flood in that area has subsided.

Previously, on Aug. 20, some vehicles were trapped in flooded slip roads at Tampines following a flash flood.

Rainy August

The last two weeks of August 2021 is expected to be rainy, the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) said in an update on Aug. 16.

More wet days can be expected for the next two weeks as the monsoon rain band is expected to remain over the equatorial Southeast Asia region.

Overall, the total rainfall for this month is forecast to be above average for most parts of Singapore.

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Top photo via Sim Ann/FB, SG Traffic Accident/FB