Storm in the midst of heatwave wreaks havoc on JB village

JOHOR BARU: A rare one-hour thunderstorm during the current heatwave brought not just heavy rain but also damaged property and resulted in a flash flood in Kampung Melayu Majidee here.

According to a Johor Civil Defence Force spokesman, a distress call from the public was received at 2.48pm on Wednesday (May 3).

"A team was immediately deployed and arrived at the scene at 3.25pm.

"It found 14 houses badly damaged with their roofs blown away by strong winds," he added.

Three cars were also damaged by falling trees.

"The affected areas are Jalan Rahmat, Jalan Budiman and Jalan Sehat in Kampung Melayu Majidee.

"A flash flood also hit due to rising water level at Permatang Kempas stream but has since subsided," he added.

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