More than 10 areas have been affected by the disaster.
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Several villages and residential areas near the Gunung Jerai mountain in the Yan district of Kedah were hit by flash floods and landslides on Wednesday (18 August) evening.
Heavy rains had caused a huge surge of water to flow down from the mountain’s waterfalls and made rivers overflow their banks.
More than 10 areas have been affected by the disaster and authorities are working to evacuate residents, including those who are undergoing Covid-19 quarantine at home.
Reportedly, three people have been confirmed dead due to the tragedy, while several people remain missing. The floods and landslides have also caused major property damage.
Search and rescue operations are still underway to locate the missing as well as provide aid to those in need.
Kedah Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor and the Kedah Forestry Department denies that the disaster had been caused by logging activities in the area and said that the area remains a protected site.
Footage being shared online reveals just how bad the situation is over there with water torrenting down the mountain, rivers overflowing and residential areas looking more like wetlands and raging rivers.
Semoga dipermudahkan penduduk di Yan, Kedah.— Mohd Redzuan Abdul Manap (@redzuanNewsMPB) August 18, 2021
Jalan dah menjadi seperti laluan air sungai yang deras.
Kejadian dikatakan akibat hujan lebat sejak tengah hari tadi.
Sumber video : Sosial Media pic.twitter.com/r8PcF0y2Kf
Hampa dok kalut politik, Kedah dok banjir ni woi, thread ni bermula depan rumah kita dulu di Gurun. Rumah taman pun kena woi. pic.twitter.com/qWe4ihPgiO— Yassir 🇵🇸🇲🇾 (@skyjuiceyo12) August 18, 2021
Banjir kilat di Yan, Kedah.— AZRULFITRI™ (@azrulazimi) August 18, 2021
My parents are there with my brother. Although the water level surrounding our house did increased, it didn’t go up until the floor level. Alhamdulillah.
Pray for Kedah guys!#PrayforKedah pic.twitter.com/ycUkUObqr7
Perkembangan kejadian banjir di Yan, Kedah.— Kumaran Rajamoney #PatuhSOP (@KumaranNewsMPB) August 18, 2021
Banjir berpunca dari hujan lebat berterusan di kawasan Gunung Jerai dan air mengalir laju turun ke kaki gunung melibatkan Sungai Kunyit, Sungai Teroi, Sungai Puteri Mandi. Laporan pertama sekitar jam 5.30 ptg.@BuletinTV3
This video taken at Air Terjun Sri Perigi Yan ,Kedah.— Kentucky Melayu Cokelat🏴🏴🏴 (@RiseofKentucky) August 18, 2021
Monsoon is near and does the Federal got a plan how to face climate change with this endemic?
Parts of Kedah are facing flash floods due to heavy rainfall.— H.A.R.D (@soulbeast44) August 18, 2021
Sungai Petani, Tupah, Merbok, Gurun, Yan, Kaki Gunung Jerai. All are affected at the moment. May Allah SWT ease all those effected. pic.twitter.com/1nLwFCIGA1
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