[PHOTOS] Here's The Aftermath Of Typhoon Lekima That Hit Northern Malaysia Last Week
Last Friday, 9 August, the northern states of Perlis, Kedah, and Penang were hit by the tail end of Typhoon Lekima
The storm, which began around 8pm on Friday, lasted until early Saturday morning with wind speeds going up to 100 kilometres per hour.
Throughout the period, the Malaysian Meteorological Department gave updates on social media to warn those in affected areas
Residential areas were hit severely, with more than 3,000 homes being damaged. According to the Education Ministry, 329 schools and educational institutions in seven states were also affected by the storm.
With trees being uprooted and properties damaged due to the strong winds, various departments were busy clearing up the debris all through the long weekend
While people were making preparations for Hari Raya Haji, TNB, The Fire and Rescue Department, PDRM, RELA, and local councils were on-ground working around the clock to plough through the mess left behind by the storm. In Penang alone, there were a total of 659 uprooted trees recorded around the state.
Besides fallen trees and damaged buildings, some power lines were also affected, causing power loss for surrounding homes
According to Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), they received 6,731 complaints of power disruptions in Perlis, Kedah, and Penang.
That's why the TNB technical team worked day and night to restore electricity supply
Over the week, TNB has been constantly updating affected users through TNB Careline on Facebook to ensure all power disruption complaints were attended to. According to a post on Tuesday (14 August), they successfully restored electricity to 100% of the affected homes.
And that's not all. There are countless others who helped behind the scenes, participated in clean-up operations, and even set up relief centres for victims of Typhoon Lekima.
Despite this natural disaster, we are so grateful seeing the assistance shown by various departments, volunteers, and even members of the public.
As the dust settles, we just want to say a big thank you to everyone who's helping us get through the aftermath of Typhoon Lekima
If you know of anyone who is still suffering from the effects of the storm, do reach out to your local councils or relevant carelines for further assistance.
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