Flash flood at Bandar Utama takes over an hour to subside

A STRETCH of road at Persiaran Bukit Utama at Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, was affected by flash floods due to heavy downpour about 4.30pm on Wednesday (Sept 15).

A resident from Bandar Utama, Shaun Ho, 20, said the flash flood has been recurring for the past eight years. However, today looked like it was the worst.

He said the exceptionally heavy rain in the neighbourhood could be the cause of the bad flash flood, together with the clogged drain. He said it took over an hour to subside.

“This road is near SMK Bandar Utama 3 and heads towards Kelab Bukit Utama. It is a 500m stretch of road. The opposite side of the road leads to Kota Damansara.

“It was a scary sight and motorists just rerouted their destination instead of passing through the flood.

“However, today looked the worst. It could also be due to the clogged drains,

“We do have a good neighbourhood and people are civic conscious here. We do help to sometimes pick up the trash if we see any along the road.

“We suspect the drainage is small here, or it could be clogged with dried leaves,” he said.

The Bandar Utama Residents Association chairman Syed Mohd Taufik said the authorities were informed about the matter.

“We have informed the authorities even in 2019 over this matter. Parents from a nearby school and also BU6 residents are also concerned about this recurring problem,” he said.

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