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Penang Hit By Flash Floods

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BALIK PULAU (Penang) – Flash floods struck more than 100 houses in the Teluk Bahang state constituency here today following heavy rain that lasted for four hours. The affected areas were Teluk Bahang, Kuala Sungai Pinang, Bukit Kecil, Sungai Pinang, Kampung Nelayan and Teluk Awak. The floodwaters rose up to 0.5 metres in some of…

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More Flood Evacuees Return Home In Melaka

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MELAKA – The number of flood evacuees in Melaka dropped further, to 67 this morning from 71 overnight. Head of the State Flood Management Committee Secretariat Lt Col (PA) Effendy Ali said only three relief centres remained open as at 9 am today, two of them in Jasin district with 49 evacuees at Sekolah Tehel…

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5 Villages In Baling Hit By Flash Flood

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BALING – More than 1,000 residents from 51 houses involving five villages were affected by flash flood for the second time within three days in the district. Baling District Social Welfare officer, Shamsul Izrin Isahak said heavy rain since yesterday evening caused rising water level in several rivers in the affected area. “However as of…

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23 Villages, 300 Residents Affected By Flash Flood In Baling

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BALING – A total of 300 residents from 23 villages in Baling district were affected by flash flood due to the rising water level at Sungai Ketil following heavy rain since yesterday afternoon. Baling district Welfare officer Shamsul Izrin Isahak said the affected 148 houses near the river bank were in Kampung Bongor, Kampung Banggol…

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Flash Flood In Lebuhraya Thean Teik Due To Overflowing Retention Pond

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GEORGE TOWN – The flash flood which struck Lebuhraya Thean Teik here last Saturday was due to the nearby retention pond which is badly maintained. State local government, traffic management and flood mitigation committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the state government’s engineers had identified the cause to be the retention pond in Taman Impian,…

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167 Flood Evacuees In Melaka Return Home

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MELAKA – A total of 167 flood evacuees from 16 families in Alor Gajah near here have returned home as at noon today. Melaka state disaster management committee secretariat Lt Col (PA) Effendy Ali said another 43 victims from 14 families still remained at the Taman Seri Bayu 2 Reading Room relief centre in Rembia…

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Kelantan Government Has To Address Flash Floods

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PASIR PUTEH – The Kelantan government has been urged to work together with the federal government to address the flash floods in the state. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Senator Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki said most of the flash floods were due to an inefficient drainage system. “Clogged drains cannot handle the…

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