Malaysia: Johor opens two more flood relief centres after downpour

Rizalman Hammim New Straits Times 11 Nov 17;

JOHOR BARU: Two more flood relief centres were opened in Johor Baru and Kota Tinggi today after heavy rain caused flash floods in several areas in the two districts.

State Health, Environment, Education and Information Executive Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said flash floods that hit Kampung Lepau in Pengerang, Kota Tinggi resulted in four people from two families to be evacuated to the village's community hall.

"The other relief centre that was opened today was at the Kampung Sungai Tiram hall where 20 victims from four families were evacuated," said Ayub.

The relief centre in SK Batu 10 in Skudai, which was opened on Thursday, still housed 18 flood evacuees there.

"Various government agencies will continue to monitor the situation in the affected areas." said Ayub.


Gombak, Hulu Langat hit by flash floods
TEOH PEI YING New Straits Times 10 Nov 17;

KUALA LUMPUR: Heavy downpour since 4pm today resulted in flash floods in several areas in Gombak and Hulu Langat districts.

Areas affected are Batu 71/2 near Hulu Kelang, Taman Rawiyah Jaya, Batu 8, Batu 9, Kampung Sungai Pusu and International Islamic University Malaysia in Gombak; Kg Sungai Gahal, Kg Pasir and Kg Sungai Tekali, Kg Sungai Pening and Kg Seri Nanding in Hulu Langat.

A relief centre was opened at SK Sg Serai. At Press time, 22 families (82 people) were taking shelter there.

Apart from flash floods, landslides also occurred in Jalan Lee Yun near Taman Zoo View and Jalan Mulia 1/2, Taman Mulia Jaya and Kampung Sungai Pusu Gombak in Ampang.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director of operations Mohd Sani Harul said at least four houses in Batu 7 1/2 were inundated by water.

“The water rose to nearly 0.5m high. The flood there was a result of overflowing Sungai Klang.

“Other areas were mainly due to clogged drainage system.” he said.

A car also damaged in one of the landslides.


Seremban hit by flash floods
KHAIRUL NAJIB ASARULLAH KHAN New Straits Times 10 Nov 17;

SEREMBAN: Flash floods struck low lying areas in the city here following a three hour downpour and strong winds.

Heavy rains from 5pm caused water level to rise at Jalan Mantin, Jalan Labu, Jalan Tuanku Munawir, Jalan Datuk Bandar Tunggal, Taman Mutiara Galla, Taman Sri Pulasan and Bukit Tangga.

Some 20 cars parked at Wisma UMNO building near Jalan Tuanku Munawir were also partially submerged in flood waters but no victims were reportedly trapped.

Seremban Fire and Rescue Operations chief K. Putthisigamany said the continuous rain caused water to overflow the monsoon drains near Wisma UMNO.

He added 11 firemen from Senawang fire station were also roped in to help when they received a distress call at 6pm.

"Based on preliminary reports, some drivers were trapped in their cars but when firemen arrived, the drivers managed to relocate their cars to higher ground," said Putthisigamany.

He added the rain has dissipated and the water level has receded but the authorities will continue to monitor the situation.

Meanwhile, five homes in Taman Mutiara Galla were inundated with water measuring as high as 0.5 meters as water black flowed into their homes due to clogged drains.

However, nobody were injured and no residents were relocated.


Three-hour downpour causes flash floods in some parts of Seremban
sarban singh The Star 10 Nov 17;

SEREMBAN: A heavy downpour that lasted three hours caused flash floods in several areas in town here Friday evening.

Among the worst affected areas were Jalan Tunku Hasan, Jalan Tun Dr Ismail, Jalan Tuanku Munawir and Jalan Dato Sheikh Ahmad.

In some areas, water levels increased to 0.3m, resulting in a traffic snarl.

A Fire and Rescue Department official said the flash floods were caused due to unusually heavy rain and clogged drains in some locations.

The officer said flash floods were also reported at Taman Mutiara Galla and Taman Sri Pulasan.

"Five houses were affected at Taman Mutiara Galla when water level increased to 0.3m.

"However, water levels have since receded and the situation is well under control," she said.

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