Flash Floods Hit Penang Again Early This Morning

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It seems like Penang is no stranger when it comes to floods as Georgetown was once again hit by flash floods this morning, 6th April 2013 at 3am. This is Penang's third flood since March 2012. The water rose to shin deep, cars were stuck in the water, resulting in a massive traffic jam.

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Flash flood hits Penang at 3am this morning

Last updated by mairyza 9 months ago
  • In Penang, many households were affected by an early morning flood after a downpour that started at 3am.

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  • Flash floods hit several low lying areas in Penang today causing thousands of panic residents to move to higher grounds.

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  • Roads were submerged in shin-deep water, resulting in traffic congestion along several major roads leading to the city. Landslides were also reported in hilly areas.

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  • The streets affected were almost impassable, resulting in massive traffic jam and thousands of motorists stranded since early this morning.

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  • City bound motorists are advised to avoid Jalan Masjid Negeri, Jalan Scotland, Jalan Air Itam, Jalan Terengganu and certain parts of Jalan Perak.

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  • Personnel from the Fire and Rescue Department and civil defence department have been mobilised to affected areas to provide a helping hand.

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3,000 Penangites were affected by the flood

Last updated by mairyza 9 months ago
  • At least 3,000 people, mainly those living in the flood-prone areas of Datuk Keramat and Jalan P. Ramlee, were affected.

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  • Cars were submerged in flood waters as their owners could not remove their vehicles on time. However, so far no one has been evacuated.

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  • As a result of the incident some 150 Muslim families in the areas were unable to prepare for sahor or pre-dawn meal as they were busy moving their belongings to a safer place

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  • “I stayed at my neighbour's house until 9am. When I returned, my bed, cupboards, washing machine and fridge were soaked,” a retiree, 59, said.

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  • Another resident Hajjah Rahima Mohd Noor, 80, said her house was hit by flash floods for the third time since June this year. She said the water rose to at least one metre in her house.

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Datuk Keramat assemblyman says the flood mitigation project has yet to be completed

Last updated by mairyza 9 months ago
  • Datuk Keramat assemblyman Jagdeep Singh Deo said the rainfall recorded was 140mm within two hours yesterday.

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  • He said the problem would be solved permanently once Phase Two of the flood mitigation project is completed.

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  • State Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Committee chairman Law Choo Kiang said the rainfall recorded yesterday was the highest since September 2008.

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  • “Water overflowed the banks in Sungai Pinang, causing flash floods in several areas.

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Previous flash flood on March and June 2012

Last updated by mairyza 9 months ago
  • KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 — Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has apologised and pledged to rectify Penang Airport’s flooding problem, which was caused by upgrading work on water pumps there.…

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  • JUNE 2012 - GEORGE TOWN: Torrential rain wreaked havoc in Penang on Friday, damaging homes, causing massive traffic jams and leaving more than 2,200 residents affected in what has been described by Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng as the worst floods since 2008.

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  • GEORGE TOWN: Heavy continuous rain in the morning caused flash floods in low-lying areas and wreaked havoc in several neighbourhoods on the island.

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  • Jalan P. Ramlee was among the worst hit areas, after heavy rains caused major floods in Penang on Friday.

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