Two-hour downpour causes flash floods in Johor Baru

JOHOR BARU: Flash floods hit several parts of Johor Baru city following a two-hour downpour which started around noon.

The flooded roads are Jalan Yahya Awal, Jalan Ayer Molek and Jalan Wong Ah Fook in downtown Johor Baru.

The downpour also caused flooding around the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) at Jalan Persiaran Abu Bakar Sultan fronting the Lido Beach.

The Star photographer Thomas Yong who was at the HSA said the flooding resulted in some vehicles finding it difficult to enter the hospital.

"The flash floods took place due to high tide which occurred at about 1.42pm and downpour around noon," Johor Malaysia Civil Defence Force (APM) spokesman said in a statement.

The floods caused road users to take to social media sharing images of the incident.

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