Flash floods hit the heart of KL


Dangerous situation: Floodwaters flowing into Masjid Jamek due to heavy rain in Kuala Lumpur. ­ — Low Boon Tat/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: A heavy downpour during peak hour not only caused a bumper-to-bumper crawl but also flash floods in several places in the city centre.

The affected areas were Lebuh Ampang, Jalan Raja Alang, Kampung Baru, and Jalan Gurney Kiri off Jalan Semarak, according to a City Fire and Rescue Department statement yesterday.

The flash flood occurred between 4.25pm and 5.25pm.

The department said three fire stations – from Jalan Hang Tuah, Jalan Titiwangsa and Jalan Tun Razak – were put on alert to respond to the flood.

“The water was about 1.5m high at Lebuh Ampang and a metre deep in other affected locations.

“Our personnel were on site to ensure public safety,” it added.

Meanwhile, the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department said flash floods were reported near Jalan Gombak Setia, Batu Caves.

“Firemen were dispatched to the scene at about 5pm to monitor the situation but the waters subsided quickly,” the spokesperson said.

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