Flash floods hit Shah Alam following 2-hour downpour

Kalidevi Mogan Kumarappa

Shah Alam OCPD Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim confirms that several parts of Shah Alam had been inundated following the downpour including Sri Muda, which was severely affected by floods last year. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 8, 2022.

FLASH floods have hit several areas in Shah Alam following a two hour downpour this evening according to posts on social media.

Based on information garnered from these posts, the affected areas were, Section 17, Section 18, Section 32 and Sri Muda.

Shah Alam Perikatan Nasional parliamentary candidate Afif Bahardin in a WhatsApp video confirmed the news and said its operations centre was ready to offer help to those affected.

“We heard that flood waters has started to rise in Sri Muda. Let’s pray together that this rain will stop soon and it does not lead to a worse situation,” tweeted Perikatan Nasional’s candidate for Shah Alam Afif Bahardin.

He listed his operations centre number as 03-5523 8103.

He attached a short clip showing water gushing into the compound of what looked like a terrace house.

Kota Kemuning assemblyman V. Ganabatirau shared on his Facebook page that flash floods had also hit Bukit Kemuning and Bukit Rimau.

He said the Department of Irrigation and Drainage officers have turned on four water pumps at the sluice gates and reservoirs.

Shah Alam OCPD Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim confirmed that several parts of Shah Alam had been inundated following the downpour including Sri Muda, which was severely affected by floods last year.

“We are monitoring the situation. The Shah Alam Municipal council has also opened a multi-storey carpark in the Sri Muda area allowing residents to park their vehicles in a safe area,” he told the Malaysian Insight.

The Shah Alam City Council Quick Reaction Team (Pantas) issued a notice to Taman Srimuda residents to park their vehicles on higher ground. A car park has been designated for use at the Pasar Moden Sri Muda. Their operations centre can be reached at 03-5510 5811.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department director Norazam said they were monitoring the situation and believed the flash flood was caused by clogged drainage in the area.
He said Kota Kemuning; Section 17 to Section 24 and Bukit Naga was also hit.

The Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) issued a flash flood warning for Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Kedah, Johor, Melaka, and Sarawak.

In Kuala Lumpur, the warning was issued for PWTC, Jalan Kuching, Kampung Baru, Jalan Pekeliling, the Dato’ Onn roundabout near Bank Rakyat, the Pahang roundabout, Jalan Segambut, Jalan Pahang, Jalan Chan Sow Lin, Jalan Maarof and Jalan Kia Peng among others.

Also listed were Masjid Jamek, Universiti Malaya, Jalan Duta, Kg Pantai Dalam, Jalan Dang Wangi, Jalan Leboh Pasar, LRT Bangsar, the Kesas toll, LRT sungai Besi, Pekan Salak Selatan, Jalan Loke Yew, Jalan Segambut, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Pudu, and Jalan Tun Perak.

The department also issued warnings for Jalan Rahmat, PPR Batu Muda, Jalan Selvaruraj-Jalan Ipoh, Jalan Kolam Air, Kg Kassipilay, Jalan Batu Bata, Razak Mansion and the area in front of Ekocheras Mall in Cheras.

In Selangor, a flash flood alert was issued for Seksyen 13 Shah Alam, the Besraya highway, Sri Kembangan, Taman Mesra and Kompleks Jabatan Pertanian Serdang.

Also included are several areas in Gombak, Kampung Rantau Panjang in Kuala Selangor and Kg Sg Buah Luar in Sepang. – November 8, 2022.

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