Hulu Langat, Seremban hit by floods

KUALA LUMPUR: Several places in Hulu Langat and Seremban were hit by flash floods following heavy rain, affecting hundreds of residents and an animal shelter.

In Hulu Langat, Kampung Sungai Serai residents said 3m of water started to rise in the wee hours.

Other affected areas were Kampung Sri Nading and Taman Sri Nanding.

The floods happened just as residents were getting ready to leave their houses for work.

In Seremban, 11 areas were hit by flash floods, affecting 450 residents whose houses were inundated by floodwaters following heavy rain on Tuesday night.

The areas were Kampung Datuk Mansor, Taman Happy and Taman Mok Sum, Kampung Bukit Chedang, Kampung Baru Block C Ampangan, Kampung Batu 3, Taman Angsa Mas, Kampung Siliau, Kampung Kuala Sawah, Kampung Sega Hilir, Kampung Pasir and Kampung Lingsum.

Seremban Civil Defence Force operation officer Mohd Najib Abdul Karim said so far, only 87 flood victims from 18 families from Kampung Sega Hilir and Kampung Pasir were evacuated to a temporary relief centre at SK Sega Hilir.

An animal shelter in Mambau, which was flooded, saw 54 out of the 1,800 canines drowned.

As at 3pm yesterday, the shelter, run by Persatuan Penyelamat Haiwan Terbiar, said many more were still missing.

Sathiavany Madhavan, the association’s secretary, said water began rising at 3.30am, after a downpour which started around midnight.

“A worker told us that the water level had risen well above four feet within 30 minutes.

“So we told him and six other staff to release the dogs as we did not have enough manpower to bring them to safety, ” she said.

Sathiavany said some of the dogs managed to climb to the roof but many others were swept away by the fast-flowing waters into a nearby river. she added that the compound and workers quarters were badly damaged. — Bernama

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