Storms wreak havoc in Klang Valley and Perlis


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 26 May 2016

For the record: The electronic scoreboard of the National Sports Council’s swimming pool at the Tuanku Syed Putra Stadium was damaged during the thunderstorm in Kangar. – Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: Heavy rain in the city centre caused flash floods along Jalan Pahang Barat.

Several other areas were also hit by downpours from about 3.15pm yesterday and traffic was disrupted.

A spokesman from the city’s Fire and Rescue Department said the affected roads included Jalan Ipoh, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Dutamas, Jalan Duta and Jalan Tun Razak.

A tree was uprooted in Jalan Pudu, near Tung Shin Hospital, at about 3.45pm.

On Tuesday, a thunderstorm wreaked havoc in Perlis, damaging 244 houses and affecting about 1,000 residents.

Wet obstacle: Motorists braving the flash flood at Jalan Pahang Barat in Kuala Lumpur.
Wet obstacle: Motorists braving the flash flood at Jalan Pahang Barat in Kuala Lumpur

Several vehicles were damaged by debris while some roads were blocked by fallen trees.

The storm also damaged about 20 tents at the Tuanku Syed Putra Stadium where an entrepreneur carnival was taking place.

Other areas affected were Kangar, Jejawi, Behor Mali, Kampung Bakong, Santan, Kok Kelang, Ulu Pau, Abi and Sungai Batu Paha.

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