Floods wreak havoc

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

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.

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