Penang island hit by flash floods after early morning downpour

GEORGE TOWN: Parts of Penang island were hit by flash floods, with trees uprooted after rain inundated several areas in George Town and its outskirts on Saturday (July 1) morning.

The four-hour intermittent downpour brought flash floods to low-lying areas of Jalan P. Ramlee, Kampung Makam, Jalan Datuk Keramat and several roads in the heart of town.

According to the Penang Island City Councl (MBPP) Facebook page, several trees were uprooted at Jalan Loh Poh Heng in Tanjung Bungah, Taman Bukit Saujana at Paya Terubong.

"However, the MBPP emergency squad and enforcement department personnel were quick to respond and cleared the roads for traffic to flow smoothly," said the council.

MetMalaysia said there were signs that the intensity of the rain was at least 20mm an hour and the downpour will continue for more than an hour in several states.

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Penang , George Town , Flash Floods , Downpout


Next In Nation

Zayn Rayyan murder: Autopsy shows victim possibly struggled with murderer, says cops
There are still many Malaysians falling victim to job scams, says Fadillah
Floods: 1,581 still housed at six relief centres in Pasir Mas
Two policemen among four detained for robbing foreign workers
Priority on resolving basic issues, not building Labuan-Sabah bridge, says PM
Three kids drown in Kudat construction pool
No new Covid-19 variants in Malaysia, says Dr Zaliha
My daughter keeps asking for Daddy, says Syed Muhammad Danial's widow
Freeze on foreign workers' quota still active, says Sivakumar
Multiracial 2,000-singer gathering in Kuching sets Christmas carol record

Others Also Read