Flash flood in Teluk Bahang due to poor drainage, says Hilmi

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  • Tuesday, 19 Jul 2016

Flash-flood at Kampung Teluk Bahang. Starpic: ZHAFARAN NASIB/ 18 July 2016

BALIK PULAU: The flash flood which hit Teluk Bahang on Monday was due to the poor drainage system at Sungai Teluk Bahang, said Balik Pulau MP Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya.

Dr Hilmi, who is also Deputy Health Minister, said he would request for state and Federal allocations to build a bridge at Sungai Teluk Bahang to replace the two blocked water channels, which caused spillage to the village.     

He said this to reporters after visiting the temporary flood shelter at the Penang City Council community hall near here on Monday night.

Several low lying areas in Penang, including Bayan Lepas, Batu Maung, Relau, Teluk Bahang and Penang International Airport were hit by flash floods following continuous heavy rains since noon.

He said five families were placed at the community hall while the rest stayed at their homes for fear of losing their valuables.

Over 300 families in Kampung Nelayan, Kampung Teluk Awak and Kampung Mukim 1 in Teluk Bahang were affected by the floods. – Bernama

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