Floods hit low-lying areas in Penang after non-stop rain

One of the areas badly hit by the floods was on Jalan Mayang Pasir in Penang on Saturday - Pix by GARY CHEN/The Star

BUTTERWORTH: Many areas on mainland Penang were flooded following a nine-hour downpour which caused water levels to rise as high as 300mm on Saturday.

At least 17 houses in several villages including Kampung Permatang Rawa, Kampung Benggali, Kampung Simpah, Kampung Ooi Leng Hooi and Kampung Padang Lalang were flooded in knee-deep waters after levels rose between 100mm and 300mm.

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