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Heavy Storm In Melaka Caused Flood And Uprooted Trees, 53 People Evacuated

Heavy Storm In Melaka Caused Flood And Uprooted Trees, 53 People Evacuated

The flood hit four villages: Kampung Gadek, Kampung Punggur, Kampung Bukit Tambun and Kampung Bukit Balai.

Adeline Leong

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A storm accompanied by heavy rains yesterday evening (22 October) has caused flash floods in several places in Melaka.

Four housing areas in Durian Tunggal, Alor Gajah, were flooded when a nearby river overflowed.

The other flood-hit areas were Kampung Gadek, Kampung Bukit Tambun, Kampung Punggue and Kampung Bukit Balai.

The Star reported that 53 people from 14 families have been relocated to a relief centre in SK Durian Tunggal which was opened at 11pm.

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Netizens reported seeing lots of lightning and said it was scary to drive in the stormy weather.

According to Free Malaysia Today, the bad weather also uprooted trees in several areas and damaged some vehicles.

The state fire and rescue department (JBPM) spokesman said they have received three reports of vehicles hit by fallen trees around the Melaka Tengah district so far.

Fortunately, there were no reports of injuries or casualties since the victims managed to safely escape.

Environment and Water Minister Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man issued a notice on his official Facebook regarding the water levels in the state.

As of midnight, the water levels at some stations such as the Sungai Anak Bukit station in Jambatan Lebuhraya in Kota Setar, Sungai Muar station in Kampung Berembang, Kuala Pilah, and Sungai Melaka station in Batu Hampar, Melaka Tengah, have past dangerous levels.


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