Malaysia: Over 350 displaced after flash floods in Selangor

WANI MUTHIAH The Star 17 Nov 15;

KLANG: Several areas in Selangor were hit by flash floods after a heavy downpour on Tuesday, displacing at least 365 victims.

The victims were relocated to seven relief centres throughout the state.

The Federal Highway towards Klang was a big mess as Sungai Rasau broke its banks and flowed towards Batu Tiga.

The nearby Jalan Padang Jawa was also flooded after the water level rose to almost half a metre.

The Batu Tiga commuter station had to cease operations for an hour at 4.45pm after floodwaters submerged the tracks.

Bandar Puncak Alam, which was inundated after a heavy downpour on Sunday, once again suffered the same fate.

State Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Mohd Sani Harul said the two relief centres in Puncak Alam were still operational.

"The two temporary relief centres at Surau Al-Taufiqiyah and Balai Raya Kampung Bukit Cerakah are sheltering about 156 victims," he said.

He said other areas badly affected were Bestari Jaya, Jeram and Sepang.

"The relief centres in Sepang, Surau Lembah Paya and Balai Raya Kampung Ampar Tenang have 61 people," he added.

Surau Kampung Sentosa in Tuan Mee Estate, which is in Bestari Jaya, received 49 victims while two centres in Jeram, Dewan Al-Falah in Bukit Hijau and SK Bukit Kerayong received 99 victims.

"In Sepang, two relief centres at Surau Lembah Paya and Balai Raya Kampung Ampar Tenang have 61 victims," said Mohd Sani.

He said all flood-prone areas in the state are on high alert and are being closely monitored.


Flash floods hit Subang, Shah Alam for second day running
PRIYA MENON The Star 17 Nov 15;

SHAH ALAM: Floods hit several areas in Shah Alam and Subang for the second time in two days.

Section 13 and 9 in Shah Alam is flooded again following a heavy downpour at 3.30pm Tuesday.

Both these places were affected on Monday, with many cars partially submerged after a two-hour downpour.

Traffic is slow-moving along Persiaran Sukan, while cars are backed up near the Bukit Jelutong intersection.

The old Subang clock tower along Federal Highway is also flooded causing congestion along the old Subang airport road near Citta Mall.

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