Heavy rains floods houses in Bukit Raja

KLANG: Residents in some parts of Bandar Bukit Raja, Klang had a miserable morning after their neighbourhood became flooded due to heavy rainfall on Sunday (June 4).

According to Bandar Bukit Raja residents’ association president Mohd Zulkifli Othman, the water that flooded the area had yet to recede.

"Phase 1 of Bandar Bukit Raja, especially the Jalan Makyong area has been badly hit after it rained continuously for over two hours early this morning," said Mohd Zulkifli.

He said the heavy downpour had resulted in the water catchment ponds in Bandar Bukit Raja to overflow making it difficult for the nearby Sungai Puloh to accommodate the huge volume of water.

To make matters worse, added Mohd Zulkifli, high tide had also resulted in the area’s water gate being shut down.

"As a result, the big overflow of water from Setia Alam towards Sungai Kapar Kecil and Sungai Puloh flooded the area, especially Jalan Makyong which is in lower ground," he added.

Mohd Zulkifli said that because of this, the main road and several homes have been flooded with water levels of about 0.3m.

"We hope the Klang Municipal Council will deepen and widen Sungai Puloh right up to the water gate as well as create additional diversions for water flow," said Mohd Zulkifli.

He said it would also be feasible to build a new flood water catchment area in nearby Sementa.

"This new catchment pond will be able to function as a flow conduit from Sungai Puloh in the event there is an overflow from Setia Alam and Bukit Raja due to heavy rain," he added.

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