Several areas in KL hit by flash floods

— Flash floods inundated several areas around the capital following an hour-long heavy downpour since 5 pm.

According to a spokesman of Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department operations centre, the affected areas were Jalan Semarak, Jalan Segambut, Jalan Hang Lekiu, Jalan Keramat, and Jalan 21/26 of Taman Sri Rampai here.

“The five areas were reported to experience flash floods when water rose between 0.3 to one metre. Besides, two women who were trapped inside a house at Jalan Keramat were also rescued,” the spokesman said when contacted here.

There were reports of fallen trees which struck electric poles at Jalan Damansara and near Air Panas People’s Housing Project (PPR) here.

“Firefighters are still conducting operations to remove uprooted trees and monitoring the affected areas,” he said.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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