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MRR2, Ampang Hit By Flash Floods

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KUALA LUMPUR – Low-lying areas at the fringes of the city particularly MRR2 and Ampang have been hit by flash floods due to a downpour that lasted for more than two hours. A Selangor Fire and Rescue Department spokesman told Bernama when contacted that the rain which started around 3 pm, inundated the areas with…

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Father, Daughter Drown In Kulim Flash Flood

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KULIM – A 14-year-old girl and her father were found drowned this morning in flash floods that have inundated the district since last week. The body of Nor Suri Danila Johari was found suspended on a tree near a river about three kilometres from her house at Kampung Baru Tambahan Seberang near Sungai Kob here…

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Flash Floods Displave 110 People In Bera

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KUANTAN – Flash floods in Bera near here necessitated 110 people to move to an evacuation centre last night. Malaysia Civil Defence Force (APM) director Col Zainal Yusof said the residents comprising 26 families were currently sheltered at Surau Tanjung Jaya. He said the residents, from Taman Perumahan Tanjung Jaya, Simpang Bukit Mendi in Triang,…

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Flash Floods In Jelebu Village Affect 28

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JELEBU – Twenty-eight people from seven families in Kampung Juntai, Simpang Pertang, here were evacuated after the village was struck by flash floods last night. The Jelebu District Disaster Management Committee Secretariat said the floods hit after incessant rain and the evacuation began at 3.45 am. The villagers were moved to the community hall in…

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Flash Floods Wreak Havoc In PJ

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PETALING JAYA – Evening downpours caused flash floods in several parts of Petaling Jaya, Gombak and Sungai Buloh, submerging houses and cars. A spokesman for the Fire and Rescue Department said they received a call at around 4.30pm yesterday about flooding along Persiaran Surian near the Palm Springs junction. “Traffic was at a standstill there…

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Flash Floods Hit Several Areas In Klang Valley

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KUALA LUMPUR – A downpour that lashed the Klang Valley for over four hours from 3pm led to flash floods with several major routes experiencing massive traffic congestion. Among the affected areas were Petaling Jaya, Rawang and Gombak. Selangor Fire and Rescue Department operations chief Alimaddia Bukri said traffic congestion was caused by stagnant water…

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Flash Floods Force 402 To Evacuate In Maran

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KUANTAN – Flash floods early today forced the evacuation of 402 people from 103 families to six relief centres in the district of Maran. Pahang Civil Defence Force director Col (PA) Zainal Yusof said 219 people were evacuated to a relief centre in Kampung Baru Sungai Chedung, 86 to the As Syakirin Mosque, 40 to…

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Flash Floods In Eastern Singapore

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SINGAPORE – A three-hour early morning downpour caused flash floods today in eastern Singapore. The affected areas were some parts of Tampines Road; slip road of Bedok Road/New Upper Changi Road; Jalan Nipah; junction of Sim Avenue/Tanjong Katong Road; junction of Sim Avenue/Eunos Road 8; Arumugam Road; junction of Bedok Road/Upper Changi Road East; junction…

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Flash Floods Hit Penang

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GEORGE TOWN – A number of areas on Penang island were hit by flash floods on Friday following an overnight downpour. A spokesman for the Fire and Rescue Department said among the affected areas were Kampung Masjid, Kampung Rawa, Jalan P. Ramlee, Lintang P. Ramlee, Kampung Makam and Jalan Kuantan. Vehicles driving through floodwaters on…

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Flash Floods Hit 3 Villages In Bentong

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KUANTAN – Eleven houses in three villages in Pelangai, Bentong, were flooded to a depth of 0.5 metres following torrential rain overnight. Bentong Civil Defence Force officer Lt (PA) Mohd Zulkhairi Adek Awang said the affected villages were Kampung Tengah Manchis, Kampung Semerting and Kampung Hayat. “Three families from Kampung Semerting and Kampung Hayat were…

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Sarawak Floods Claim First Victim

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MIRI – A primary school teacher in Limbang became the first fatal victim of the floods in Sarawak when the car she was travelling in with her husband was swept away by the swift flood waters in Kampung Bakol, Jalan Batu Danau, Limbang, early today. Limbang Fire and Rescue Station chief, Edmund D. Mahai Amboh…

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Flash Flood In Keningau: Situation Improving

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KENINGAU – The situation in the interiors of Keningau, which were hit by flash floods last night, has improved with the water in the main rivers, Sungai Pampang and Sungai Pegalan, returning to their normal level. Malaysian Civil Defence Force officer in Keningau, Bakri Isnin said residents affected by the floods were how cleaning their…

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Flash Floods Force Closure Of School In Sarawak

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MIRI – The high-tide phenomenon caused flash floods in some places in the Subis district, forcing a primary school to close, according to the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee. It said in a statement that floodwaters affected the ground floor, teachers’ quarters and field of Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung Bulau and cut off the access road to…

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Flash Floods Force Evacuation Of 23 People In Batu Pahat

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JOHOR BAHRU – Heavy rain for over two hours since 2 am today caused flash floods in Batu Pahat, forcing 23 people from 10 families to be evacuated to a relief centre. Batu Pahat District Civil Defence Force officer Lt Mohd Faezie Abdul Aziz said the affected area was Lorong Budin at Km31.5 of Jalan…

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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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