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Six Houses, PAS Headquarters Damaged In Storm

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KEPALA BATAS – Six houses and a PAS headquarters in Kampung Paya Keladi Hujung, Pinang Tunggal here were damaged in a storm today. In the 6.30 pm incident, several roads were also blocked by felled tree trunks. A victim, Mohd Azman Jamal, 42, said the strong winds lifted and damaged the roof of his house…

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Storm Damages Three Houses In Sungai Petani

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SUNGAI PETANI – The roof of three houses in Kampung Pengkalan, Bukit Kecil near here were damaged in a storm yesterday evening. Kuala Muda Civil Defence Force officer Capt (PA) Azahar Ahmad said, however, all nine people, including a disabled man and two elderly women, in the three damaged houses were not hurt in the…

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Storm Havoc In Penang: Bangladeshi Man Killed After Tree Tumbles Onto House

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  BUTTERWORTH – A Bangladeshi man was killed while a friend of his is missing after a tree fell on their rented house in Kampung Perlis, Jalan Assumption here during the storm havoc in Penang last night. Seberang Perai Utara (SPU) police chief ACP Noozainy Mohd Noor said the public notified police about the mishap…

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Storm Uproots Trees, Blows Away Roofs In KL

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KUALA LUMPUR – Heavy rain and strong winds since about 9pm uprooted trees and blew off roofs in several parts of the capital. Kuala Lumpur Fire Operation Centre Head Zamani Ismail said the department received a distress call that the roof of a building had fallen on parked cars at Alpha Villa in Wangsa Maju here at 10.04pm tonight. “We immediately deployed seven…

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Storm Damages 17 Houses In Pekan

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PEKAN – A storm damaged 17 houses in Taman Dato’ Shahbandar and Benta Jambu near here yesterday evening. The strong winds and rain lashed these places at about 4 pm, causing the roofs of the houses to be blown off and damaging property within, said District Disaster Management and Aid Committee chairman Datuk Ali Syahbana…

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Kedah Pas Sympathises With Victims Of Storm

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ALOR SETAR – Kedah PAS today expressed sympathy to all victims of the storm which hit the Kedah PAS Complex in Kota Sarang Semut, the venue of the 63rd PAS congress. Its commissioner, Dr Ahmad Fakruddin Sheikh Fakhrurazi said the disaster did not affect the PAS general assembly being held at the complex until tomorrow.…

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One Dead As Ice Storm Targets Central United States

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A winter storm bringing icy rain to the Great Plains and Midwest claimed the life of a Missouri woman on Friday, prompted the delay of an NFL football game and threatened power outages and treacherous conditions throughout the weekend. Ice, freezing rain and winter storm warnings were in effect from the Texas panhandle north into…

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Storm Damages 50 Premises In Bentong

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KUANTAN – Fifty premises including 46 houses in Felda Chemomoi and Felda Kemansul, Bentong, were damaged after being hit by a storm yesterday evening. Pahang Civil Defence Force (APM) director Zainal Yusoff said heavy rain and a storm occurred for about five to 10 minutes at about 5.45pm. “A total of 50 premises comprising 46…

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Tropical Storm, Strong Winds And Rough Seas Expected

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KUALA LUMPUR – Typhoon Sarika was detected 1,248 km northeast of Sandakan, Sabah at 8pm tonight, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department. “Hurricane (Sarika) was detected at latitude 13.9 North, longitude 126 East with movement toward the west-northwest at slow speed,” according to a statement issued by the department tonight. As such the department said…

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Storm Damages 37 Houses In Temerloh

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TEMERLOH – Thirty-seven houses in 17 villages were devastated by storm yesterday. District Fire and Rescue chief Hasanuddin Husein said the incident around 6pm lasted about half an hour. “The winds blew off the roofs and falling trees brought down some walls. Electricity was also disrupted in some of the villages. “No injuries or casualities…

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120 Houses In Temerloh Damaged By Storm

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TEMERLOH – A total of 120 houses and shops at eight villages in the district were damaged, half of them severely, when a storm battered the area yesterday evening. Temerloh security council committee secretary Mohd Amin Shafie said the incident occurred about 6.20pm. The storm which struck Kampung Desa Murni Kerdau, Desa Murni Ketam, Desa…

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Thunder Storms In Waters Of Sarawak, Sabah Continue Until Early This Afternoon

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KUALA LUMPUR – Thunder storms in the waters of Sarawak and Sabah are expected to continue until early Saturday afternoon. According to a statement from the Malaysian Meteorology Department, the affected areas were Rejang, Mukah, Bintulu and Miri in Sarawak and Kudat in Sabah. The situation could cause strong winds of up to 50kph and…

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Storm Damages Over 50 Houses In Mersing

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JOHOR BAHRU – Heavy rain and strong winds damaged over 50 houses in three villages in the Mersing district yesterday, senior penghulu Hafnee Md Noor said today. The incident occurred at 3.30 pm and affected the villages of Tanjung Genting, Benaung and Sawah Dato, he said when contacted. “The storm toppled trees and blew away…

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Storm Damages Over 70 Houses, 30 Ramadan Stalls In Perlis

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KANGAR – A severe storm damaged more than 70 houses and nearly 30 Ramadan bazaar stalls in several areas in the state Friday. However, no one was injured in the incident which occurred at 3.30 pm, said Perlis state executive councillor, Rela Ahmad. Rela, who is chairman of the State Women’s Development, Social Welfare and…

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Storm Over Perak, Selangor Waters To Continue Until Afternoon

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Meteorological Department on Sunday issued a warning that the storm over the waters off Perak and Selangor is expected to continue until this afternoon. A statement from the department said this condition could trigger strong winds up to 50 km per hour (km/h) and waves of up to 3.5 metres…

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Cyclone Pam May Be ‘One Of The Worst In Pacific History’: UNICEF

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SUVA, Fiji – Super Tropical Cyclone Pam could be one of the worst weather disasters for the Pacific, UNICEF New Zealand said Saturday after the storm smashed into Vanuatu, leaving reports of “complete devastation” in its wake. The maximum category five cyclone hit Vanuatu late Friday and early indications suggest widespread damage, including in the…

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Storm Rips Off Roofs Of 57 Houses In Gugusan Manjoi

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IPOH – Fifty-seven houses in Gugusan Manjoi here were badly damaged after being hit by a heavy storm this evening. The areas involved were Kampung Tengku Hussein Baru and Kampung Sungai Tapah Seberang. Manjoi assemblyman Mohamed Ziad Mohamed Zainal Abidin said in the 2.45 pm incident, many houses had their roofs ripped off. “The worst…

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Pedestrian Bridge Roof In JB Blown Off In Storm, 5 Injured

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JOHOR BAHARU – The roof of a pedestrian bridge at the Perling-Pasir Gudang Highway nearby Taman Kobena was blown off in a heavy downpour at about 4.30 pm yesterday, causing two men and three women to be injured. Johor Baharu Fire and Rescue Department senior operations commander Omera Omar said two cars, a lorry and…

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Anglers Storms In Bid To Win Big

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ROMPIN – A total of 120 anglers from seven countries joined the two-day Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge (RPBIC) which begins here today. The participants in 33 boats were flagged off by Tourism Malaysia deputy chairman Datuk Maznah Mazlan at Kampung Pantai Bernas tourism jetty, Kuala Rompin here at 8.45am. Apart from winning cash prizes…

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