GEORGE TOWN: Heavy rainfall which began last night has inundated several low-lying areas here.
The ongoing downpour, which began at 10pm, has caused rivers to burst their banks, resulting in water overflowing into nearby streets.
Amongst the worst hit areas are Jalan Kuantan, Jalan P Ramlee, Jalan Langkawi, Jalan Batu Feringghi, Jalan Masjid Negeri and Jalan Paya Terubong, where water levels are currently chest-high.
Vehicle owners were seen scrambling to move their automobiles to higher ground, while residents grappled flooded homes.
Many roads which have become impassable have been closed by authorities, but no official announcement of relief centres being opened has been made so far.
As of 8am, the downpour shows no signs of letting up, and water levels are rising further. -NST