10 Jan '18, 9am
Thought Monday’s floods were bad? Back in 1978, a flood caused landslides & claimed 7 lives https://t.co/4L9PRngqWX
On Monday (Jan. 8), floods hit many parts of our island, after intense rainfall and “tidal influence”. Sky dumped half a month’s worth of rain on one part of S’pore in 4 hours Advertisement The rain was so heavy that the 118.8mm of rainfall recorded in the Kim Chuan Road area was about half of Singapore’s average monthly rainfall in January. It was fortunate though, that no one was hurt or killed in Monday’s floods. A few vehicles became submarines: Volvo becomes submarine along Upper Changi Road during Monday ponding But we also saw some heroics: Changi Fire Station SCDF personnel pushed vehicles, diverted traffic in flood And some cheer, too: Flood in S’pore failed to dampen golden Mercedes woman’s sunny disposition As a country with a tropical climate and high rainfall, flash floods do sometimes happen here. One of the worst of these, in fact, happened in December 1978....