Flash floods hit 41 areas in Klang Valley, 256 evacuated

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  • Sunday, 19 Jul 2020

PETALING JAYA: Flash floods in 41 areas across five districts in Selangor saw 265 people taking shelter at temporary relief centres after bouts of heavy rain on Saturday evening (July 18) inundated their neighbourhoods.

As of 10am Sunday (July 19), Smart Selangor Command Centre (SSCC) confirmed that the five districts affected were Hulu Langat, Sepang, Hulu Selangor, Gombak and Klang. A total of seven temporary relief centres are currently active.

The Hulu Langat district was the worst hit with 22 locations flooded, and accounting for almost half of the total number of victims.

In Hulu Langat, a total of 128 victims from 31 families were moved to three temporary relief centres in Kompleks Penghulu Batu 10 Cheras, Dewan Kampung Baru Sungai Chua and Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Serai.

Sepang was the second worst hit, with 12 locations flooded and 137 victims from 31 families placed at three relief centres in Dengkil.

These centres are Dewan MPKK Kampung Jenderam Hilir, Dewan MP Sepang and Dewan KOA, said SSCC.

Hulu Selangor saw four areas affected by floods, of which three were in Batang Kali — Kampung Sentosa, Taman Seri Cahaya and Taman Seri - while another area was Lorong 4B, Taman Lembah Damai, Kerling.

Two areas in Gombak, namely Lorong E5, Kampung Melayu, Sri Kundang and Fasa 4, Taman Rahmat Jaya, were also flooded, as well as one area in Klang — that is, Taman Sri Muda.

“SSCC will continue to monitor the situation and take further actions regarding the disaster. It will also give further updates from time to time, ” it said in a report on Sunday morning (July 19).

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