Flash Floods Hit KL Again & Submerge Thousands Of Cars During Evening Peak Hours

The bad weather is forecast to last until 13 March for several states around the country, especially in the west of peninsular Malaysia.

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Following heavy downpours this afternoon, 7 March, several areas in the Klang Valley were hit by flash floods, especially within the capital

At about 4pm today, videos and pictures emerged showing parts of Kuala Lumpur inundated with murky water.

The floods submerged thousands of cars parked in open and underground parking lots around the city, as well as those on the highway that happened to be stuck during peak-hour traffic jam.

A video tweeted by Bernama Radio 4.27pm, reportedly from a member of the public, shows a man climbing onto his car roof to evade the water on Jalan Kuchai Lama.

Among the areas affected, according to social media, were Jalan Kia Peng, Jalan Kuchai Lama, Lebuh Ampang, and some parts of KESAS Highway

The flash floods also resulted in the temporary closure of the route in the SMART Tunnel involving the entrance from Taman Desa and Cheras towards the city centre, as well as the tunnel exit from the city centre towards Cheras.

Meanwhile, the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) reported that the Gombak River has passed the "danger level" at Jalan Tun Razak, according to Berita Harian.

Meanwhile, hundreds of houses were inundated after the incessant heavy rain around Selangor

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaacob tweeted that the relevant ministries and government agencies have already stepped in to assist flood victims trapped in their homes and cars with evacuations to temporary relief centres.

The water was at chest-level for some homes in the capital.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) today also issued a warning for thunderstorms in several states

The bad weather is expected until 13 March in Kuala Lumpur, Kedah, Penang, Perak, Pahang, Selangor, Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor, and Sabah, according to MetMalaysia's website.

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