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Flash floods in Hulu Langat, Gemas


HULU LANGAT: Sungai Serai in Hulu Langat has been hit by flash floods, with 661 people being evacuated to SK Sungai Serai.

Eighty-two personnel from the Fire and Rescue Department have been despatched to the area.

Among the affected areas are Batu 11, Batu 14, and Batu 18. So far no casualties have been reported.

Subang Jaya is also one of the areas affected by yesterday's downpour, with hundreds of vehicles caught in a traffic standstill outside USJ1 Avenue Condo.

Meanwhile, in Gemas, Seremban, approximately 189 people from 43 houses in Block 19, Felda Jelai 4 were evacuated after their houses were submerged under a metre of floodwater after Wednesday's heavy downpour led to the Muar river overflowing.

According to the Malaysia Natural Disaster and Emergency Info's Facebook page, the victims are currently taking shelter at Sekolah Agama Rakyat Jelai 4.

The evacuation was conducted by the Fire and Rescue Department, with cooperation from the Civil Defence Department, police and People's Volunteer Corps (Rela) at about 11pm, Bernama reported.

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