Flash floods in KL again with cars seen submerged in several roads as Gombak River passes ‘danger level’ (VIDEO)

Kampung Periuk is flooded during heavy rain in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur, March 7, 2022. —  Picture by Firdaus Latif

KUALA LUMPUR, March 7 — Government authorities have confirmed flash floods in several areas in Klang Valley, especially within the capital city.

In a statement, the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) reported rising waters within the Dang Wangi area here — at Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Leboh Ampang, Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Kia Peng and Jalan Raja Chulan.

It also stated that the Gombak River has passed the “danger level” at Jalan Tun Razak.

“Rivers that have passed the warning level are Batu River at Sentul, Klang River at Jambatan Sulaiman and Lebuh Pasar, as well as Gombak River at Jalan Parlimen,” it said.

Meanwhile, the Environment and Water Ministry said in a statement that Jalan Pekak Selatan in Cheras, Jalan Segambut in Sentul, and the Besraya expressway at Brickfields have also been affected.

The police have also stated that 22 areas in Kuala Lumpur have been flooded.

At the same time, RapidKL has said in several Facebook posts that it is closing a number of its bus routes due to the floods — including routes 171, 173, 202, 220, 250, 300, 303, 652, T105, T580, and the Pavilion Bukit Jalil shuttle bus service.

At about 4pm today, reports emerged that parts of the capital city were affected by flash floods, with multiple videos from social media users showing cars and roads being submerged.

State news agency Bernama Radio posted a tweet at 4.27pm sharing a video from the public, where a man is seen climbing onto his car roof to keep out of the water, at Jalan Kuchai Lama.

Other videos and images from Twitter this afternoon also showed multiple areas such as Masjid Jamek and Jalan Raja Chulan being affected.

Source: https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2022/03/07/flash-floods-reported-around-kl-with-cars-being-seen-submerged-in-several-r/2045939

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published.