Johor hospital flooded for three hours
JOHOR BARU: First came the fire, now the floods.
After hours of heavy rain yesterday, some parts of Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) were inundated by flash floods which lasted about three hours.
However, the water was only about ankledeep did not cause any damage.
Johor Civil Defence Department chief Mat Zin Bujang said parts of the hospital compound were flooded when the nearby Sungai Chat overflowed its banks.
“Water started to pour in from 10am, and slowly receded about 12.45pm,” Mat Zin said, adding the flood was caused by the high tide phenomenon and continuous rain that statrted in the morning.
Several personnel from the department have been stationed at the hospital for monitoring purposes.
Meanwhile in Shah Alam, the high tide phenomenon only affected residents of the Klang district in Selangor, with 144 people having to be moved to shelters as of 8am yesterday.
A Selangor Disaster Operations Room spokesman said 117 victims involving 43 families were sheltered at Dewan Serbaguna Kampung Tok Muda in Kapar while 27 others from four families were housed at Dewan Palembang in Rantau Panjang, Klang.
“The tide reached a height of 5.5m along the Selangor coast but only residents in the Klang district were affected. Other relief centres in Sabak Bernam have yet to be opened,” he told Bernama.
The high tide phenomenon is expected to last until Friday. The Klang and Sabak Bernam districts are most at risk while Kuala Selangor, Kuala Langat and Sepang are also potential flood areas.