BUTTERWORTH: An overnight storm, a high tide and continuous rain wreaked havoc in low-lying areas of mainland Penang.
The heavy rain which started at around 2pm on Saturday (Nov 28) caused several areas to be flooded with water rising from 100mm to 350mm.
State Environment and Welfare committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said the affected 47 people.
"Two temporary relief centres (PPS) at Central Seberang Prai and one PPS at North Seberang Prai were activated to shelter the affected residents," he said in a statement.
He said the PPS are Sekolah Kebangsaan Pengkalan Jaya at North Seberang Prai, and Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Penanti and Bukit Teh Community Hall in Central Seberang Prai.
Phee said the flood subsided in the morning after the rain stopped around 6am, adding that the tides have lowered but if it rained again, there is a risk of another flash flood as the tide will rise in the afternoon.
Meanwhile in Sungai Petani, a total of 691 people from Kulim and Sungai Petani were displaced after their houses were flooded.
The 256 victims in Kulim were evacuated to Masjid Sungai Seluang, Surau Taman Sang Kancil and Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Limau.
Whereas another 435 victims in Kuala Muda were relocated to Masjid Al Abrar in Taman Peruda, Kampung Sungai Haji Wahab and Masjid Al Huda Hall in Kampung Jerung.
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