The Straits Times understands that the science and engineering faculties were among the buildings affected. At the science faculty blocks, water reached knee-level and even cascaded off higher-tier floors into the basement. Staff working at the engineering faculty said the water level was at least ankle-deep.
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Here's the press release from PUB:
Heavy rain fell over the central and western parts of Singapore this morning from 8.15am to 9.30am. The heaviest rainfall was recorded at Kent Ridge with a rainfall of 102.8mm from 8.10am to 9.40am. It peaked between 8.15am to 8.50am, with a rainfall of 82.2mm.
Flash floods were reported at the following locations: - Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) 9.6km, towards East Coast Parkway (ECP) - Commonwealth Avenue/Lane/Drive - Junction of South Bridge Road and Maxwell Road - Junction of Cuscaden Road and Tomlinson Road - Alexandra Road, towards Lower Delta Road (near Ganges Avenue) - Lorong Kismis
The areas most affected by the flash floods were the AYE and Commonwealth Avenue. At the AYE, the drains overflowed due to the intense rainfall and rising tide. Flood waters reached a depth of half a metre and subsided within 40 minutes. All four lanes of AYE towards ECP were closed to traffic during the flood. PUB has plans to upgrade the Sungei Pandan Kechil, which serves this section of the AYE.
For Commonwealth Avenue, PUB has scheduled drainage improvement works, which will commence in 4th Quarter 2013 and are expected to complete by 1st half of 2015
PUB advises the public to exercise caution as flash floods may occur in the event of heavy storms.
The public can also call the PUB 24-hour Call Centre at 1800-284 6600 or go to PUB's Facebook www.facebook.com/PUBSg or PUB iphone apps iPUBOne to report flash floods or to check on the flood situation. The public can also get updates on water level information in key canals/drains through PUB's Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/PUBSg, Twitter: twitter.com/PUBSingapore or website: www.pub.gov.sg.
For the latest weather reports, including heavy rain warnings, members of the public can call NEA's weather forecast hotline at 6542 7788, visit the NEA website at www.nea.gov.sg or use the mobile weather service (Weather@SG - weather.nea.gov.sg).
SMS alert services on heavy rain warning and water level information are also open for public subscription at: http://www.pub.gov.sg/managingflashfloods/wls/Pages/SubscriptiontoSMSAle...
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