Flash floods Klang Valley: An unforeseen tragedy

March 8, 2022 by No Comments

Yesterday, several areas in Klang Valley and Kuala Lumpur were submerged in flash floods after a heavy downpour that lasted between 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. What is the current situation in these areas? Continue reading further to know more.

Flash floods afffected major areas of Klang Valley and Kuala Lumpur

According to BERNAMA, the one-hour heavy downpour yesterday has caused dozens of cars to stuck on the road, with some of them being almost completely submerged in parking lots. Jalan Chan Show Lin, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Jalan Kia Peng, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Kuching and Jalan Raja Laut were among the areas affected.

Due to the flash floods in major areas of Klang Valley and Kuala Lumpur, the Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel or more commonly known as SMART Tunnel was immediately closed for flood operations. This has caused thousands of motorists to stranded on the main road, as shown in the video below.

TNB cuts power supplies due to safety purposes

Due to the recent events, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has shut off electricity supply to substations serving 40 areas around Klang Valley due to the flash floods. They said that this was done to ensure the safety of consumers in affected areas.

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Source: TNB Hotline FB Page

In the Facebook page, it is also listed among the 40 affected locations around Kuala Lumpur as:

1. Royal Cendana

2. Bukit Aman

3. Class G Qrt

4. Bukit Aman Police Headquarters

5. Hospital Tang Lin

6. Jalan Tanglin Car Park

7. Jabatan Kesihatan Daerah WP Kuala Lumpur & Putrajaya

8. Jalan Kebun Bunga

9. Jalan Young Stat

10. Selangor Planning Office

11. Banyan Tree Signature Jalan Conlay

12. Amphitheater

13. The Royale Chulan Hotel

14. Pangsapuri Sri Jati Jalan Jati

15. Kompleks Budaya Kraf

16. Restoran Sri Melayu

17. Rest Hotel Jalan Jati

18. Kraftangan Jalan Conlay

19. Hotel Westin

20. Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera

21. Menara Worldwide Jln Bkt Bintang

22. Menara Keck Seng

23. Royal Selangor Golf Club

24. RHB

25. Wisma Inai

26. Bintang Goldhill Jalan Tun Razak

27. The Forum

28. Jalan Bukit Bintang

29. Bukit Bintang

30. Ritz Carlton Hotel

31. Istana Johor Persiaran Stonor

32. The Pearl Jalan Stonor

33. Dua Residency Jalan Tun Razak

34. Conlay Court

35. The Ascott Jalan Pinang

36. Menara BIMB Jalan Perak

37. Suria Stonor

38. MNI Tower

39. Hotel Impiana KLCC Jalan Pinang

40. Lot 170, Jalan Perak

Perak becomes the latest state hit by flash floods

Perak becomes the latest state to be strucked with flash floods, following the events in Klang Valley and Kuala Lumpur.

Similarly, continuous heavy rain has caused several areas in Perak to be hit by floods and has resulted in hundreds of victims being evacuated to temporary flood relief centers today.

Teluk Intan Fire and Rescue Station chief Mohd Ismail Mohd Yunus said to BERNAMA, “Water rose since yesterday because of continuous rain but the water level was not high until this morning resulting in water level to rise. “

Here at CeritaMalaysia, we are deeply concerned with the safety of thousands of flood victims in the country and we are hopeful that the disaster will resolve as soon as possible.

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