Marine Parade Market and Food Centre hit by flash floods

Marine Parade Market and Food Centre hit by flash floods

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Marine Parade Market and Food Centre reeked of a foul smell after the area was hit by floods caused by the heavy showers on Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013.

SINGAPORE - Hawkers and stallholders, seen working in four-inch deep rainwater, said business has been badly affected because of the flooding. "Once the place is flooded, no customers want to come in," said hawker Tan Ah Guan, the 62-year-old owner of the famous Apollo Fresh Cockle Fried Kway Teow.

Heavy showers, flash floods hit eastern Singapore

Mr Zheng Ji, a hawker at Foodhub@Chai Chee located at 26A Chai Chee Road, said he has seen the junction flood at least 10 times over the past three years. "Every time there is a heavy rain, the junction will flood," said the 54-year-old. "Sometimes, aunties will fall into the drain at the side when the water overflows."


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Moderate to heavy thundery showers are expected between 1.35pm and 2.30pm, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said.

 

The showers are expected to fall over southern, western and central areas of Singapore.

Flash floods may occur in the event of heavy rain, PUB said.

On Monday, heavy showers caused flash flood at the junction between Chai Chee Road and New Upper Changi Road.

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