HDB neighborhood of Ang Mo Kio, Singapore. Photo: Google Maps

A 44-year-old employer and resident in Ang Mo Kio urged street and utility improvement works to be conducted by the government after serious flash floods were noted during heavy rainstorms over parts of Singapore on Wednesday evening.

At around 5pm on September 19, flash floods were reported at multiple locations in Ang Mo Kio.

Gary Harris, a senior business development manager by profession, told the Shin Min Daily News in an interview that flash floods were literally everywhere, and meant that pedestrians were forced to negotiate sheltered walkways filled with fast-moving, ankle-deep water.

He reported that his domestic worker slipped at a residential block, where the water was rushing down a staircase like a waterfall.

She fell and hurt her arm. Two hours later when the rain stopped, she was taken to hospital where she was diagnosed with a broken wrist.

The employer said it was the worse case of flooding in the ten years he had lived there.

According to the Meteorological Service Singapore, there was almost 9 centimeters of rainfall recorded in the area between 5pm and 6pm.

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