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More Than 10 Areas In Penang Flooded After Heavy Downpour

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GEORGE TOWN – At least 10 spots in Penang were inundated after heavy rain with
strong winds struck the island since 7pm this evenng.

According to a Penang Fire and Rescue Department spokesman, the areas
flooded included Lorong Batu Lanchang, Jalan P Ramlee, Sungai Pinang, Jalan
Taman Free School, Jalan Bukit Relau, Sungai Ara, Paya Terubong, Greenlane,
Jalan Masjid Negeri, Sungai Nibong, Bukit Jambul and Farlim.

He said the flash floods caused massive traffic congestion in several major
roads.

“Nonetheless, there was no report of destruction of properties or fatal
accidents following the disaster,” he told reporters here today.

A Bernama check found Jalan P.Ramlee was under about 0.3 metre of water but
it was learnt no evacuation centre was opened for victims affected by the flash
floods.
— BERNAMA

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