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SINGAPORE: Heavy downfall triggers flash flood in Choa Chu Kang

December 2, 2019: Flash floods have occurred at Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1 and Jurong East Street 32 due to heavy downfall.

Flash floods also disrupted traffic in Jurong East Street 32 and Choa Chu Kang Ave 1. Traffic was not passable at both locations for about 20 minutes due to floodwaters.

According to PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency, the heaviest rainfall of about 93mm was recorded over one hour in the western part of Singapore. This is about a third of the projected average rainfall of 318.6mm for the month of December. 

Further PUB added that Singapore is currently experiencing the Northeast Monsoon period, with more wet weather expected this month. In the first week of December, Singapore can expect a monsoon surge lasting from two to four days, with periods of moderate to heavy showers over the island.

The National Environment Agency had warned of moderate to heavy thundery showers over many areas in Singapore.

The 1978 Singapore flood claimed seven lives. Flood damage reached S$10 million. This was the worst flood in S'pore history since the Hari Raya floods in December 1969.

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