The continuous heavy rain yesterday (11 June) has caused several areas in Klang Valley to be flooded, again.
According to Klang MP Charles Santiago, among the areas affected are Taman Bayu Perdana, Taman Chi Liung and Taman Sri Pelabuhan.
Speaking to The Vibes, Santiago said he went on the ground after receiving multiple reports of flooding. He added that his observations found that flood water was stagnant, indicating that there are drains in the area which are clogged with rubbish and debris.
“My councillor spoke to the officers looking at the flood gates and it was observed that the flood water is not flowing.”
“There is a major block somewhere which is not allowing the water to flow and that is why the water is quite stagnant,” he said.
Meanwhile, Santiago said the Klang Municipal Council (MPK) and KDEB Waste Management officers are already at the scene to assess the situation and locate the exact location of the blockage.
At the same time, he also condemns MPK for their lack of urgency and always giving excuses.
“I have written so many letters and have spoken to MPK officers during the many meetings we have, asking them to do something.”
“The stagnant water indicates that there are blockages somewhere and it comes down to poor maintenance. MPK always says they will look into it.” he said, adding that the Irrigation and Drainage Department has been informed.
Meanwhile, the Malaysian Meteorological Department (METMalaysia) issued a warning of continuous rain and thunderstorms in several parts nationwide, including in Perlis, Kedah, Perak, Melaka, Penang, Pahang, Negri Sembilan, Selangor and the Klang Valley.
The department issued warnings of potential flooding in more places, if heavy rain persists.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are predicted until 13 June, mostly in the afternoons and evenings.
The same warning was issued in Limbang, Kapit, Kuching, Serian, Bontul, Mukah, Samarahan in Sarawak.