Storms wreak havoc in Perlis and Kedah over the weekend


KANGAR: A total of 48 houses in Perlis was damaged by a storm that occurred on Friday and Saturday.

State Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (MAIPs) chief executive officer Mohd Nazim Mohd Noor said an additional 37 houses were also damaged yesterday.

“The majority of the houses suffered roof damage due to strong winds during the storm,” he said in a statement.

Mohd Nazim said those suffering minor damage would be eligible for assistance from the Social Welfare Department, while cases of major damage would be referred to the department for support coordinated by MAIPs and relevant agencies.

“As for damage to business premises, owners are advised to report to the Kangar Municipal Council (MPK) to facilitate assistance from agencies such as MAIPs and the related agencies,” he said.

In ALOR SETAR, seven houses in the Kubang Pasu district were destroyed during a storm yesterday, Bernama reported.

Kubang Pasu Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM) officer Capt Mohd Adenin Suhaimi said in the 2.05am incident, trees were uprooted in several areas including Kampung Kota Si Puteh, Kandis, Pida 2, Teluk Malik, Changkat Setol and Kodiang.

“The storm, which lasted for 35 minutes, caused several houses to be hit by fallen trees and blocked traffic,” he said in a statement yesterday.

“Kubang Pasu APM responded promptly after receiving reports at 2.59am.”

Mohd Adenin added that several APM teams monitored the situation, cleared fallen trees and restored normalcy without the need to open temporary relief centres.

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