Workshop owner loses RM100,000 in Kota Tinggi floods

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  • Wednesday, 01 Mar 2023

KOTA TINGGI: The owner of a workshop on Jalan Kota Kecil 1 here suffered losses of around RM100,000 after his premises were flooded due to continuous rain since Tuesday (Feb 28) morning.

Hairul Helme Abd Rahman, 43, said eight cars belonging to his customers had been fully submerged in the floods.

"At 11am yesterday, the water rose rapidly to 1.5m and I did not have time to save anything. This is the worst disaster I have had to deal with after six years of running the business here," he told reporters on Wednesday (March 1).

Hairul Helme said he had to close his workshop for about two weeks for cleaning as well as to repair equipment and machinery damaged by the floods.

A restaurant owner, Siti Mumsiah Idris, 58, said water started to enter her premises at 5am on Wednesday, damaging three refrigerators, with losses estimated at RM2,000.

"The water began to recede at 11am and my family and I have started cleaning up. However, this flood was not as bad as in 2006," she said.

A Bernama check found around owners of 15 business premises in Jalan Kota Kecil 1 busy cleaning up.

Meanwhile, Johor Zone 2 acting chief Deputy Fire Superintendent II Tahrin Saat said firefighters have geared up to face any possibility of floods due to the uncertain weather conditions and reminded residents to avoid wading in floodwaters. – Bernama

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