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Several parts of Shah Alam and Klang flooded following a continuous downpour, no casualties reported

NewsSeveral parts of Shah Alam and Klang flooded following a continuous downpour,...

The continuous heavy downpour since 10 pm yesterday (16 November) has caused several parts of Klang and Shah Alam to be flooded.

According to Berita Harian, among the areas affected are Seksyen 13, Seksyen 22, Padang Jawa, I-City, Bukit Lanchong, and Taman Sri Muda in Shah Alam. While Klang, Taman Sentosa, Kota Raja, Taman Sri Andalas, Taman Chi Liung, and GM Klang were reported to have experience floods.

It was reported that a total of 719 victims from the flooded parts of Selangor were moved to seven temporary flood relief shelters as of 8 am this morning.

Meanwhile, the Secretariat of the State Disaster Management Committee from the Selangor State Malaysian Civil Defense Force said that two shelters in Klang — Masjid Kampung Johan Setia and Balai MPKK Kampung Jalan Kebun, Batu 7 — had housed 195 victims from 49 families and 58 victims from 15 families respectively.

Two additional shelters were later opened in the Petaling district — Dewan Camelia Putra Heights and Masjid Putra Heights — where they housed 210 victims from 53 families and 227 victims from 51 families respectively.

Over at Hulu Langat, a total of 29 victims from seven families were displaced and are currently occupying the Sekolah Kebangsaan Ulu Semenyih shelter, while the number of victims in Hulu Langat’s Balai Raya Pekan Bangi Lama and Sepang’s Ramai Taman Gemilang are still being accounted for.

These three shelters have been in operation since the 11 and 15 November in Kuala Selangor and Sabak Bernam is also in operation.

These include Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Jeram, which housed 116 victims from 30 families, the Dewan Bagan Nakhoda Omar shelter with seven victims from two families, and Dewan Simpang 5 with six victims from one family.

Authorities monitoring the situation

According to Bernama, Selangor Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) director Norazam Khamis said his department is still inspecting the situation and has started operations in the areas involved.

“Further developments regarding the flood situation will be communicated from time to time,” he said.

Photos and videos of the floods have since gone viral online, where it showed the damage caused to the area. Water levels can be seen reaching knee-level, causing homes and roadways to flood.

This is also the third time Shah Alam and Klang have experienced such floods within a span of 10 days. Fortunately, no casualties have been reported.

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