16 January, 2011
Flash Flood and Traffic Jam
Whenever there is a heavy down pour, flash flood will occur causes massive traffic jam during rush hour. Causes of the flash flood is due to inadequate drainage system to quickly flush water from the area. It is just a matter of identifying the affected area and start working on widening the drainage system to prevent the occurrences of flash flood which causes frustration and stress among motorists.
Usually traffic will stand still for several hours because small vehicles just cannot pass through the flooded section safely. The experiences cause motorists to arrive late for their appointment and also to their respective work place.
Another view of the flooded section of the road which is passable only by 4 x 4 vehicles, MPV or heavy vehicles. Other vehicles can also pass through the flooded section but vehicle's owner will have to pay hefty prices to repair their cars.
A view of flooded entrance to a housing estate due to inadequate drainage system.
One of the roundabout being used as a storage area for storm water. Keep in mind that in case that the roundabout is being upgraded in the future causes the flood water to overflow the surrounding roads and areas which can cause another disaster.
Another view of flooded entrance to the housing estate.