Floods make a return to Klang's Little India

The heavy rain in Little India in Klang, lasting more than an hour, caused flooding in the area.

JALAN Stesen, Jalan Tengku Kelana, sections of Jalan Moet and Jalan Pulasan in the LIttle India district of Klang were hit with flash floods for the first time in years following a heavy downpour around 2pm on Tuesday (Oct 9).

K.P.Samy, the proprietor of a travel company, said the heavy rain lasted more than an hour.

“The water was at knee level during the peak, but eventually subsided.

“The flash flood has recurred after a spell of a few years (without flooding),” said Samy.

He said it was also the first time that Jalan Stesen, which housed the KTM Komuter station, was affected by flooding.

He said floodwater breached the shops on Jalan Stesen and Jalan Tengku Kelana, causing a lot of inconvenience to traders and customers.

“The floodwater damaged goods and properties in the shops,” he added.

Samy said the Klang Municipal Council (MPK) should find a solution to prevent flash floods from happening again.

He said the flash flood issue was resolved some years ago after major repair works were carried out on the drainage system in the area.

“They have find the root cause and quickly resolve it,” he said.

Over in Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam, a one-hour downpour left some residential drains overflowing.

Taman Sri Muda Zone A Residents Association president, T.Mogan, said water also rose along Jalan Cermat 25/36, near SK Taman Sri Muda 2, where school was still in session.

Mogan said this was a common sight in the area during heavy rains, adding that the situation could have been worse had the rain not stopped in time. 

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