AFTER the roof of a block in PPR Kampung Baru Air Panas, Kuala Lumpur, flew off during a storm last week, a community hall has been made available in case a similar incident forces residents to relocate.
PPR Kampung Baru Air Panas residents association chairman Mohd Faizal Ibrahim said the joint management body (JMB) has allocated space in the hall within the apartment complex in preparation for an emergency.
“The roof of this building blew off during heavy winds on May 6 and four families living on the top floor were affected.
“Although they are currently living in their units, they may have to find alternatives if a similar incident happens because the roof has not been fixed yet, ” he said.
Strong winds and heavy rain on Thursday evening caused parts of the roof of Block D to fly off, damaging several vehicles.
No one was injured.
Mohd Faizal added that the JMB was working with the insurers to get an evaluation of the cost of repairs.
“Hopefully, they can fix the roof soon so that no one will be affected, ” he said, adding that the process could take some time as the PPR was now under private management since Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) handed over the managing of the public housing to a corporation in 2018.
Mohd Faizal said they were also helping vehicle owners to get recompense from their insurance companies.
He also conveyed appreciation towards DBKL’s emergency response team for helping to clear away debris after the incident.
A similar situation at Pangsapuri Bandar Baru Sentul prompted Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Mahadi Che Ngah to visit the flats.
In a statement, DBKL said it would ensure that all the damage would be repaired as soon as possible.