At around 5.15pm, flash floods occurred in three locations – Jalan Boon Lay/International Road, Craig Road and Outram Road (in front of Tan Boon Liat Building).
Jalan Boon Lay/International Road, Craig Road are known flood hotspots*. There are plans for drainage improvement works at Jalan Boon Lay/International Road in tandem with upcoming development works in the area. PUB is studying measures to improve the drainage at Craig Road. The flood at Outram Road is next to PUB’s drainage construction worksite and we are investigating further.
Singapore is still experiencing the Northeast Monsoon season, which is expected to continue till March. We urge the public to exercise caution and avoid stepping into or driving into flooded areas. During this period of monsoon season, the public should stay tuned to radio broadcast and check PUB’s Facebook www.facebook.com/PUBSg or PUB’s mobile app “MyWaters” for flood updates.
*Hotspots are localised areas where flash floods occur due to intense storms or specific localised conditions such as constrictions and bottlenecks in the drains, depressions along the road and inadequate drainage outlets along the roads.
Source: FB post by PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency