Penang floods caused by one month's rain falling in one day
BUTTERWORTH: The floods which hit Penang on Friday were believed to have been caused by heavy rainfall of about 270 millimetres, equal to the amount that normally falls in a month.
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said following the heavy rain which fell on Thursday night, the water level in the Ayer Itam dam rose by 20 percent.
"The water in the dams rose from 74 percent to 94 percent, and this was very surprising because it showed that there was a huge volume of water,” he told reporters after attending the Malaysia Day Celebrations at SP Arena in Seberang Jaya yesterday.
He said the state government hoped the federal government's RM150-million flood mitigation plans would be completed soon to resolve the flood problems in the state. – Bernama