Flood warning system installed for Taman Buana Perdana

The flood warning siren along Jalan Sri Manja, outside the entrance to Taman Buana Perdana, in Petaling Jaya.

A sensor to detect rising floodwaters has been installed at the main road of Jalan Sri Manja, just outside Taman Buana Perdana in Petaling Jaya, as part of an early warning system for residents.

Once floodwaters reach a critical level, a siren will be triggered to prompt residents to take necessary action ahead of an impending flood.

Taman Buana Perdana Residents Association committee member P. Naveen, 47, said residents were glad that the early warning measure has been put in place.

Residents in the area have been plagued by flash floods in recent months.

Security personnel, B. Saravanan, 33, said most of the time during a downpour, the entrance to Taman Buana Perdana at Jalan PJS 3/25 and 3/26 would see water rise to above ankle level.

Taman Buana Perdana is sandwiched between Jalan Sri Manja, Jalan PJS 3/29 and bordered by PJS 3/25.

Naveen added that floodwaters would usually rise in the monsoon drain across Taman Buana Perdana parallel to Jalan Sri Manja before it overflowed onto the road and into the entrance of Jalan PJS 3/25.

Wong Chee Meng, 53, said the monsoon drain opposite Taman Buana Perdana needed to be widened immediately so that it could move surface run-off away from the Jalan Sri Manja area.

“We want Petaling Jaya City Council to remove the mud and dirt trapped in the monsoon drain along Jalan PJS 3/25 as it will improve the flow of water,” he said.

Taman Buana Perdana, which has about 250 houses, was inundated on March 7 after heavy rains.

In December last year, the neighbourhood was badly affected due to four days of continuous rain that led to property damage.

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