[ALERT] Penang Will Experience More Rain Today. Here's What You Should And Shouldn't Do
Penang has been severely hit by floods, with the situation only getting worse as the water level keeps rising
The floods hit Penang on Saturday evening as strong winds lashed across the island and mainland, resulting in uprooted trees and massive traffic jams all around.
So far two deaths have been reported and there is a report of one person missing in Kampung Perlis, Jalan Assumption in Butterworth.
Following the chaos caused by floods, the Malaysian Meteorological Department issued a heavy rain warning with Penang and parts of Kedah receiving a "red" notice.
And earlier today, 5 November, the official Facebook page of CM Lim Guan Eng posted a warning for more heavy rain
According to the warning posted on CM Lim Guan Eng's Facebook page, Penang will experience more rain today, 5 November.
Prior to this, he had reached out to Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for the army's help in dealing with the worsening situation in Penang.
According to a report in Malaysiakini, Lim made the phone call to Zahid at 3.30am
“The heavy rain continues to hit Penang, I have successfully contacted him, and he has promised to send the army to help save Penang.
“I thank him for answering my call at 3.30am," Lim was quoted saying during his visit to the Bagan relief centre in Seberang Perai, which was without electricity.
As per the alert, here's what you should and shouldn't do:
Stay at home for your own safety.
Move to higher ground if your house is located in a low land area.
Move your belongings to higher places.
Assist by co-operating with the relief team. This will minimise the risk of casualty.
Venture out for outdoor activities.
Engage in activities such as mountain climbing, etc.
If you are already out, it is adviced that you return back home ASAP. If you are stuck, please call the police (999) for emergency assistance immediately.
As these photos of George Town shows, the situation in Penang has only worsened following Saturday's flash floods
Meanwhile, earlier today, a landslide-cum-sinkhole tore up a road in Tanjung Bungah. No casualties were reported.
The landslide happened in front of a row of newly-built luxury houses. Luckily, the houses were unoccupied.