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Floods Inundate 98 Houses In SPT, Penang

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BUKIT MERTAJAM – Floods caused by incessant rain lasting more than four hours have inundated several areas in Seberang Perai Tengah (SPT), affecting 98 houses.

District police chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said strong winds and heavy rain swept over SPT from 11.30 pm till 3 am today with the tide rising to 2.4 metres at 12.01 am.

The winds felled a few trees along some roads.

According to Nik Ros Azhan, 24 families comprising 76 have been evacuated to three flood relief centres, at Dewan Orang Ramai Perda Timur 14, Dewan JKKK Bukit Teh and Dewan Orang Ramai Machang Bubuk.

“Thirteen roads are flooded but still accessible to traffic,” he said, adding, the rain abated by 6 am, with the water level receding in most places. – BERNAMA

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