Downpour in Shah Alam causes flash floods in several areas

THE heavy rainfall in Shah Alam on Sunday (Sept 26) evening reached 148mm above the normal level within five hours, says the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA).

The downpour, which started around 4.30pm, caused flash floods in several areas including Section 4, Section 9, Section 13, Section 25 (Taman Sri Muda) and Kampung Kebun Bunga.

“Monitoring the operation of water pumps and reservoir ponds under the supervision of MBSA was also done periodically, and at the same time, MBSA had also requested the Selangor Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) to monitor its water pumps and reservoirs.

“MBSA’s PANTAS team supervised by enforcement officers rushed to the location to assist and monitor the flood situation in the affected areas in terms of traffic control and security.

“MBSA also provided RORO bins to the affected areas to help residents to dispose of their rubbish and items damaged by the flash floods,” it said in a statement.

To ensure the flow of rainwater could be channelled to the drain smoothly, MBSA has instructed the contractor under the supervision of KDEB Waste Management Sdn Bhd to periodically clean drains in residential, commercial, industrial and main road areas.

“The public is also advised to always be careful and ensure the safety of small children so as not to approach drains or play in areas with gushing water.”

In the event of disasters such as floods and landslides within the MBSA administrative area, the public can call the 24-hour PANTAS hotline at 03-5501 5811.

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