Flood warning takes an old-fashioned turn with a crank

Kampung Sementa villager Mohd Salleh Hassan, 35, took it up upon himself to alert fellow villagers and other residents nearby of the overflowing water from Sungai Keramat using a manual hand crank siren.

KLANG: Loud wails of siren could be heard as early as 6am yesterday when overflowing water from Sungai Keramat began flooding Kampung Sementa at Batu 5 in Jalan Kapar here for the third consecutive day.

It was not the one used by rescue authorities. This was an initiative of villager Mohd Salleh Hassan using an old-fashioned manual hand cranked siren.

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