Unexpected flash floods cause Melaka residents to suffer various losses

Photo: Bernama

MELAKA: A flash flood that hit Kampung Bukit Balai in Durian Tunggal, here has resulted in various losses for affected residents following over two hours of heavy rain on Sunday (May 14).

Resident Idah Borhan, 48, shared that she and her family went to celebrate Hari Raya at her mother’s house in Kampung Bukit Meta, Telok Mas and only learnt of the flood when her sister-in-law phoned her with the bad news.

"The flood came unexpectedly... when I returned home I found the water level had reached so high and I could not save a single thing.

"Previously, I had time to move all the important stuff and place them in a higher spot," she told reporters at the Balai Raya Bukit Balai relief centre here on Monday (April 15).

Fellow evacuee, Anis Syazwani Rashid, 26, said the flash flood had damage some electrical appliances at her husband’s barber shop.

Her entire family, including her two-month-old baby, were at the same relief centre and would return home today to begin clean up work.

"It will take around a week to clean things up. I hope that the authorities will channel whatever aid to my husband as he’s our sole breadwinner," she said.

Flood victim Fauziah Samat, 46, tried to look on the brighter side of things, saying that there must be a reason behind this situation.

She had intended to cook and entertain her relatives who were supposed to go over to her house on Sunday but cancelled her plans after seeing the weather condition.

"My two children who are supposed to be in school today needed to stay at home to help with the clean up," she added. - Bernama

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