Sg Pinang rises 2.5m above danger level, flash floods in Bayan Lepas


(Left) Sg Pinang has risen 2.5m above danger level, and (right) the flash flood in Kampung Masjid in Bayan Lepas, Penang.

GEORGE TOWN: The constant downpour on the island since 9pm on Saturday (Oct 15) has caused water in Sungai Pinang to rise 2.5m above the danger level.

Penang welfare and environment committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said several homes were flooded in Kampung Naran and Kampung Masjid in Bayan Lepas.

However, he said that the water level was going down.

"While it is going down, there is still constant rain. For now there is no flooding on Jalan P. Ramlee," he said.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department issued a warning at 1.45am on Sunday (Oct 16) of heavy rain until 6am in various parts of Malaysia including Perlis, Kedah, Penang, various parts of Perak, Terengganu, Pahang, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor, Sabah and Sarawak.

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