Most Of Singapore Flooded

Wednesday, 10th December 1969

A monster flood that affected much of the island because of 12 inches (300 millimetres) of rain fell in a 24 hour period leaving many parts of Singapore submerged up to chest levels, with waters in the worst hit areas rising over 2 metres, in the worst flooding in some 35 years. Some 3000 people were left homeless as a result and five people were killed. Potong Pasir was one of the worst hit areas with the attap and zinc roofs of houses were visible with the rest submersed under water. Vegetable farms were destroyed and much of the livestock kept in the pig and poultry farms, drowned.

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