PUB's website lists 48 flood-prone areas and 55 hotspots

Heavy rain on the afternoon of Oct 20, 2013 left some vehicles like this taxi stranded in ankle-deep floodwaters in Ubi Avenue 2. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Heavy rain on the afternoon of Oct 20, 2013 left some vehicles like this taxi stranded in ankle-deep floodwaters in Ubi Avenue 2. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - With more wet days ahead, it is probably a good idea to keep an eye on flood-prone areas in your neighbourhood by referring to national water agency PUB's website.

Currently, the website lists 48 flood-prone areas and 55 hot spots.

The flood-prone areas refer to low-lying places with a history of flooding, while hot spots are areas that are not low-lying but have experienced flash floods.

PUB on its website said that it has reduced flood-prone areas in Singapore from about 3,200ha in the 1970s to 36ha today,

Flood-prone areas include Arab Street, Stevens Road/Balmoral Road and Margaret Drive/Tanglin Road while hot spots include Orchard Road/Cuscaden Road junction, Craig Road/Tanjong Pagar junction and Lorong Ah Soo.

Pedestrians caught in a flash flood should move to higher ground and stay alert for open drains, advised the PUB. If motorists find floodwaters rising around their vehicles, they should abandon them and also seek higher ground.

The PUB's map of flood-prone areas can be viewed here: www.pub.gov.sg/managingflashfloods/fpa/Pages/default.aspx