More than 50 houses in Melaka hit by flash floods

Photo courtesy of Ayer Keroh assemblyman Kerk Chee Yee via Facebook.

MELAKA: At least 57 houses in Melaka Tengah and Alor Gajah were affected by flash floods following a more than two-hour downpour that started at 3pm Sunday (April 14).

State Disaster Management Committee secretariat Lt Kol (PA) Kamarulsyah Muslim said the flash floods affected 22 houses in Kampung Gapam, Kampung Bukit Tambun, Kampung Parit Melana and Kampung Bukit Balai in Durian Tunggal in the Alor Gajah district.

"In Melaka Tengah, 28 houses were affected, two in Taman Melawis Bukit Beruang, two in Ayer Keroh Height and five houses in Kampung Sungai Putat as of 8pm.

"Due to the situation, the Melaka Tengah District Disaster Management Committee activated the temporary relief centre at Dewan Japerun Ayer Keroh to evacuate the residents and the registration for flood victims is ongoing,” he said in a statement.

He said members of the Malaysian Civil Defence Force are closely monitoring the affected areas.

He also reminded the public to be vigilant and follow the instructions of the authorities to avoid flood-related risks. - Bernama

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