WA­TER­SPOUT

Heavy down­pour trig­gers flash floods in low-ly­ing ar­eas

New Straits Times - - News -

MO­HAMED BASYIR AND AWAINA AR­BEE GE­ORGE TOWN news@nst.com.my

ADOWNPOUR in the north­east area of Pe­nang Is­land wreaked havoc and trig­gered flash floods in low-ly­ing ar­eas, with a wa­ter­spout re­ported at sea yes­ter­day.

The heavy rain started at 5.54pm and wa­ter in some ar­eas rose to an­kle-level.

Res­i­dents in Jalan Sun­gai Pi­nang were caught off guard when rain caused the drain to over­flow into their neigh­bour­hood.

A noo­dle seller there was forced to close his busi­ness as the heavy rain did not show any signs of abat­ing.

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