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Flooding in Orchard Road

Postby carteki » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 1:38 pm

Some really cool pictures. Were you caught in it?
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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 1:53 pm

Wow... when was this?

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Postby carteki » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 2:18 pm

This morning (wed)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 2:21 pm

This morning.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 2:36 pm

just saw an item on this on the locals's complaint site. saw a pic of a guy making the most out of the situation (wink-wink, nudge-nudge).

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 2:57 pm

Holy sh*t.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 3:38 pm

I haven't seen flooding here that bad since around 1984! Used to be a lot of that before they started widening the canals. About the last place that it happens regularly is in Chinatown.

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Postby gravida » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 4:08 pm

Yeah, the traffic jam afterwards was incredible :???:

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Postby carteki » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 4:26 pm

Not sure the umbrella helped much....
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Postby QRM » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 4:46 pm

You should see our carpark!! B3 under 3 feet of water all those low slung super car owners will be reading the small print on the insurance policy! Just been downstairs and saw a Ferrari and maser being pulled out of the water. Lucky for us we could not come home because of the grid lock.

Call me old fashion, but if you stick a huge dam in an estuary (ie marina barrage) then would not the end result be the slowing down of the water feeding that basin? Mess with nature and she bites back...

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Postby durain » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 4:52 pm

wow... water world in orchard road!

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Postby eechim » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 5:13 pm

omgwtfbbq

pretty awesome actually :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3-LAoZbXgc

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Postby Girl_Next_Door » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 5:25 pm

I like this pic...

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Postby SunWuKong » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 5:36 pm

What was the cause I wonder? The rain in Sengkang this morning was heavy and consistent. Perhaps the rate of rainfall at Orchid this morning was outside the statistical expectations set by the civil engineers that designed the drainage.
The nature of Monkey was ... irrepressible!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 5:41 pm

The cloud cover at 9 a.m. in the Jurong East/Bukit Bakot/Clementi "Bermuda Triangle" was so low and black it looked like it did at 9 p.m. last night! And when the bottom broke it was a deluge. I understand that the morning "shower" dumped 60% of the average June rainfall in an hour or so. :o


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