Rain is expected to pour in these coming days and this frequent heavy downpour had caused several parts of Malaysia to be flooded. After the floods in the East Coast, Klang Valley is the next to become a victim of such floods.
On the evening of 7 March, several districts in Klang Valley have started to flood after the downpour, causing some vehicles to be stuck on the road. While in some places, vehicles are being submerged by the floodwaters, with victims seen climbing out from their cars to seek shelter on the roof.
According to the reports, those affected areas include Kuchai Lama, Pudu, and KLCC.
Hujan lebat menyebabkan kawasan di Kuchai Lama terutama dari NPE / Sungai Besi tenggelam.— Mohd Redzuan Abdul Manap (@redzuanNewsMPB) March 7, 2022
Banyak kereta tersangkut di dalam banjir.
Video : Orang Awam pic.twitter.com/EWoMbakydH
Meanwhile, some netizens opted to stay indoors for safety. However, those already on the road are being advised to drive safely to avoid accidents and their cars damaged due to the floods.
According to Malay Mail, the police confirmed that 22 areas in Kuala Lumpur have been flooded.
Banjir kilat kat pudu. KL. Don’t come out here! pic.twitter.com/yfXYLUBYvB— uya anilahs (@Sarclover) March 7, 2022
On social media, netizens had expressed their disappointment in the authorities for not doing anything since the devastating floods that landed in the country last December.
Some blamed the authorities for not developing a proper drainage system when planning the town and said, “When planning the town, did they test everything? A drainage system, even the earlier civilizations knew how to do drains!”
Previously, Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh has pointed out that 6 retention ponds for flood prevention in Kuala Lumpur had been alienated for development.
Yeoh pointed out that the 2019 Auditor-General’s (A-G) Report found the mayor had approved 943 development projects from 2015 to 2020 which were not in line with the KL City Plan 2020.
It was also reported that the change in zoning for land use and density caused flash floods and traffic congestion.
Despite those questioned being raised, the matter appeared to have died down soon after Klang Valley recovered from the floods.