The continuous rainfall last night has caused floods in several areas.
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In light of the monsoon month, Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran (JPS) issued a warning that there’s potentially a flash flood happening in several areas in Malaysia.
Due to various factors, some areas that were not listed by JPS were also inundated with floods
The continuous rainfall caused floods in some areas in Selangor, Penang, Kedah, and Melaka yesterday (11 November) night.
Several areas, such as Taman Sri Muda, Klang, Serdang, and Tanjong Karang, have been flooded due to continuous rain.
Over in Hulu Langat, residents are also dealing with a landslide and have been safely evacuated.
The Barisan Nasional candidate for Hulu Langat, Datuk Johan Abd Aziz, said Hulu Langat was one of the worst affected areas during the big floods last December. They have been fully prepared since then.
There are 15 boats on standby in various villagers to get ready for evacuation, The Star reported.
Free Malaysia Today reported that 34 areas in mainland Penang were inundated with flood waters after heavy rain since 5pm.
The flood has forced three general election candidates to suspend their campaign activities.
Over in Seberang Perai Tengah, areas such as Alma Bukit Mertajam, Machang Bubok, Desa Damai, and Taman Impian were affected by flash floods.
At least 23 areas, especially housing estates, in Bukit Mertajam were affected such as Taman Tenang Berapit, Taman Seri Janggus Machang Bubok, Desa Damai, Kampung Baru Alma, Taman Impian, Taman Sukun, Taman Mango, Taman Sentul Kampung Dock and Taman Sejahtera.
In Seberang Perai Selatan, areas such as Valdor Farm, Pekaka Park, and Jawi are also experiencing floods.
According to The Star, several low-lying areas in Kulim were hit by flash floods. Some affected areas include Kampung Sungai Seluang, Surau Taman Sang Kancil, Kampung Paya Tok Betok, and Kampung Bukit Sarang Ayam.
The heavy rain, which began around 6pm, caused the floods.
A Civil Defence spokesman said five relief centres are now open:
- Surau Taman Sang Kancil
- SK Sri Limau
- Dewan Penghulu Paya Tok Betok
- Masjid Sungai Seluang
- Surau Kampung Bukit Sarang Ayam
So far, 78 victims from 18 families have been evacuated to the relief centres.
New Straits Times reported flash floods at Alor Gajah forced 29 victims from 10 families to relocate to relief centres in Balai Raya Kampung Gedik and Balai Raya Bukit Balai Durian Tunggal.
The centres were activated when five areas – Kampung Kuala Sungga Tebong, Kampung Orang Asli Hutan Percha, Kampung Gadek, Kampung Bukit Tambun and Kampung Bukit Balai – were flooded.