Storm destroys homes and disrupts lives


KOTA TINGGI: Shop assistant Sumiyati Mat Teh was having a meal in her living room when the roof of her house collapsed during a storm.

“I was nearly hit by the roof that was falling apart but thankfully my sister managed to pull me away just in time,” she said.

The roof and windows of her semi-wooden house came apart during the storm, which lasted almost two hours.

It damaged 291 houses around the Tanjung Sedili area here.

This was not the first time that the Kota Tinggi district was hit by a natural disaster this year.

In January, thousands of people were placed at temporarily shelters after their homes were flooded following continuous rain.

In the most recent incident on Friday, the heavy rain and strong winds started around 3.30pm.

Sumiyati, 39, lives in Kampung Teluk Jeri Luar, one of the seven villages affected by the storm.

“The rain started at around 3.30pm and was getting heavier by the minute. The wind was also very strong but I did not expect it to cause such a huge damage to my house,” she said when met at a temporary shelter at SK Sri Setia Jaya here.

Along with four other family members, including her nine-year-old niece, Sumiyati said they took shelter in the kitchen, which was the only area in the house not constructed of wood.

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