Floods wreak havoc
IPOH: Several students sitting for the SPM examinations in Kuala Sepetang had to be ferried by a Fire and Rescue Department truck to their schools after floods hit the area yesterday.
A spokesman from the department said the high tide phenomenon had caused some roads and housing estates to be flooded at about 6.30am. However, there were no evacuations.
A Larut Matang Selama Natural Disaster Committee spokesman said electricity to some 200 residents in Taman Kuala Sepetang had been disrupted.
Meanwhile in SHAH ALAM, 311 residents from 83 families were still at relief centres as of 10am yesterday.
A spokesman for the state disaster operations room said the flood victims were placed in three relief centres in Klang and Sabak Bernam.
“Some 120 victims from 44 families are at Dewan Serbaguna Kampung Tok Muda in Kapar, Klang and 117 victims from 24 families are at Dewan Serbaguna Jalan Palembang in Kampung Rantau Panjang, Klang.
“In Sabak Bernam, there are 71 victims from 15 families at Dewan Serbaguna Sungai Air Tawar,” he said.
Heavy rain early yesterday caused flash floods at PPRT Sungai Tengar in Sabak Bernam, the State Development Corporation housing area, state rest house at Pasir Penambang in Kuala Selangor and Kampung Sungai Nangka in Banting.
Selangor Disaster Management Committee secretary Col Ahmad Afandi Mohamad said repairs were being done on the bund at Tebuk Medeling and Sungai Air Tawar in Sabak Bernam.
... Residents of Kampung Menteri in Kuala Sepetang having tea at a flooded ‘warong’ yesterday.