Thunderstorm uproots trees, wreaks havoc in Shah Alam


A member of the Shah Alam City Council's Quick Response Team (Pantas) removing trees obstructing traffic in U8, Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam on Monday. - Photo courtesy of MBSA

A member of the Shah Alam City Council's Quick Response Team (Pantas) removing trees obstructing traffic in U8, Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam on Monday. - Photo courtesy of MBSA

SHAH ALAM: Traffic came to a standstill in Bukit Jelutong after uprooted trees and signboards blocked major roads during a thunderstorm at 3pm, Monday.

 

Strong winds during the storm also blew off factory roofs in the industrial area.

 

Netizens claimed that several cars were pinned down under the large tree trunks and properties were damaged along Jalan Jendela and Jalan Rabung.

 

Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) deputy corporate communications director Shahrin Ahmad, however, could not confirm the news.

 

“We are still unsure of the status since our officers are still at the site. However, we were made to understand that there are trees obstructing traffic in U8, Bukit Jelutong.

 

“Our quick response team, Pantas, was dispatched to the areas to remove the trees,” he added.

 

Other areas affected by the thunderstorm were U2, Seksyen 8 and Seksyen 9 in Shah Alam.

 

A check with the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department Operation centre revealed that several fire trucks were dispatched to Bukit Jelutong.

 

A spokesman, who declined to be named, said the trucks were dispatched from several fire stations including from Shah Alam, Subang and Sungai Buloh.

 

 

 

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