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Parts of Shah Alam flooded after two-hour of heavy rain, authorities advise to park vehicles on elevated ground

NewsParts of Shah Alam flooded after two-hour of heavy rain, authorities advise...

Several parts of Shah Alam, including Taman Sri Muda, Section 17, Section 24, Section 32, Section 36, Bukit Naga, Alam Impian and Bukit Jelutong, were flooded following a heavy rain at 4 pm yesterday (8 November).

Several videos and pictures of the rising water levels have since went on circulating on social media. Some even reported floodwaters entering their residences.

Meanwhile, Kota Kemuning assemblyman V. Ganabatirau shared that Bukit Kemuning and Bukit Rimau were hit by flash floods too. He added that the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) officers have turned on four water pumps at the sluice gates and reservoirs.

“Heavy rain caused the rising water levels around Sungai Sri Muda. So far, all pumps are working,” he said.

The National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) has also warned that the water levels in Taman Desa Kemuning and Kg Melayu Subang have risen to a danger level. 

In an announcement, it said that Shah Alam’s Taman Mesra and Section 13 are at risk of flash floods.

Other areas at risk are Selayang, Kg Rantau Panjang in Kuala Selangor and Kg Sg Buah Luar in Sepang.

As for Kuala Lumpur, risk areas include Jalan Ipoh, Bulatan Pahang, Jalan Cheras, Jalan Loke Yew, LRT Bangsar, Jalan Pudu, Jalan Duta and the city centre.

Park your car on elevated ground

Following the incident, Shah Alam police advised the residents of Taman Sri Muda to park their vehicles on elevated ground.

In a brief statement to the media, Shah Alam police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said authorities have received reports of rising water levels in several areas surrounding Taman Sri Muda and the situation is currently under control.

“At present there are reports of rising water levels in several areas in Sri Muda Shah Alam. We are currently monitoring the situation from time to time,” he said, reported Malay Mail.

Meanwhile, Mohd Iqbal also said the Shah Alam City Council has opened the Sri Muda Modern Market multi-storey car park for the residents there to temporarily park their cars in the event of a flash flood.

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