— Incessant heavy rain for two days caused a landslide and flash flood in Penang.
Penang City Council (MBPP) Mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang said the landslide occurred at Bukit Bendera area on Oct 6.
In the island area, a total of 17 incidents of uprooted trees and fallen branches were reported and the clean-up work was underway, especially along the main roads involved, he told Bernama when contacted today.
Yew said people were encouraged to contact the MBPP 24-hour hotline at 04-2637637/04-2637000 to report on fallen tree incidents in their areas.
Meanwhile, Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) Mayor Datuk Rozali Mahmud said a flash flood, which struck at 7.30 pm yesterday, affected about five houses in Merbau Kudung in Seberang Perai Utara.
“For the incidents of uprooted trees and fallen branches, a total of 12 complaints were received, namely three cases in Seberang Perai Utara, three cases in Seberang Perai Tengah and six cases in Seberang Perai Selatan,” he said.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency