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Heavy Downpour In JB Causing Flash Floods And Poor Visibility On The Road

Heavy Downpour In JB Causing Flash Floods And Poor Visibility On The Road

Pictures of the poor visibility were uploaded to ‘JB Tracer: Johor Bahru Traffic Crime & Community Service Report’ Facebook page as the public was warned to be mindful of another round of flash floods.

Ikhwan Zulkaflee

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Heavy rains that hit Johor Bahru earlier today left road users lamenting the poor visibility of the traffic in front of them as the continuous rain ensued that drivers had to go about their way half-blinded.

A Facebook user Felicia Ng shared several pictures of the phenomenon happening in Perling and Bukit Indah area on a popular Facebook page – JB Tracer: Johor Bahru Traffic Crime & Community Service Report.

“Vision is very vague. Could only drive 50 to 60km/hr,” wrote Felicia .

Pictures of the poor visibility of drivers behind the wheel were uploaded to ‘JB Tracer: Johor Bahru Traffic Crime & Community Service Report’ Facebook page.
Screenshot from JB Tracer Facebook page

She also reminded all drivers to be on alert and not to be trapped in flash floods,

Felicia also asked road users to be mindful of delivery riders that are on duty despite of the downpour.

“Drive and ride with care. Pity those food delivery riders. Please give way to them,” she pleaded.

Reacting to her post, several Facebook users shared pictures of the aftermath of the downpour which caused flash floods in several areas in Johor Bahru as well as Tebrau.

Meanwhile, another Facebook user posted a picture showing parts of Hospital Sultanah Aminah parking areas filled with waters up to knee-high.

Flash flood is a recurring theme in the city, especially after a heavy downpour like today.

This was partly because the old drainage system and design could no longer accommodate the current rainfall density.

“The design of our drains is according to planning done 100 years ago, they cannot be applied to the current rainy conditions.

“This is because the measurements were done according to a 100-year plan, and by right we should be calculating (planning) for the next 100 years,” Johor Bahru Mayor Datuk Mohd Noorazam Osman was quoted as saying by Malay Mail in an event last May.


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