Flash floods hit Batu Maung, Permatamg Damar Laut in Penang

Nov 1, 2016
Flash floods hit Penang again after a heavy downpour since 2am Tuesday morning and at least 50 houses affected.
Flash floods hit Penang again after a heavy downpour since 2am Tuesday morning and at least 50 houses affected.

Flash floods hit Batu Maung and Permatang Damar Laut in Penang affecting at least 50 houses after a heavy downpour since 2am on Tuesday.

Civil Defence Department (JPAM) operations officer Second Lieutenant Muhammad Aizat Abdul Ghani said 10 personnel were sent to the affected areas and a few others are on standby for any evacuation if needed.

“At least 20 houses in Batu Maung were flooded with water reaching a metre high since 3am.

“We are monitoring the situation and are ready for any evacuation if needed,” said Muhammad Aizat.

It is believed that the floods were due to clogged drains from upgrading works at a residential project along the Bayan Lepas-Batu Maung area.

Works on clearing the hill for the project had been going on for some time.

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