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Police directing traffic at the Kajang toll plaza, September 4, 2012. (New Straits Times)
Serdang and Kajang were hit by bad flash floods after heavy rains yesterday evening.
Floods were reported in Kajang Heights, , Sungai Ramal Dalam, Taman Sri Serdang, Serdang Jaya and Seri Kembangan at about 5pm. Country Heights
Balakong, Sungai Chua and Jade Hill were also hit by the flash flood.
It was reported that a six-man team was sent to Country Heights with one rescue boat as they received information that 20 houses were flooded.
In Taman Sri Serdang, about 100 vehicles were left stranded and 350 houses were in a metre of floodwaters.
600 students and teachers from two schools in Taman Sri Serdang were trapped after the afternoon session ended and were evacuated by boats.
Seri Kembangan assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah said the flood was due to Sungai Kuyoh overflowing.
He said that the water level at several rivers in Kajang is at a cautionary level, but under control.
Several parts of highways around the area were also flooded and were closed during the flood and traffic has to be diverted.
Selangor Fire and Rescue Department personnel helping to evacuate residents at Taman Seri Serdang in Seri Kembangan whose homes were flooded following the downpour yesterday, September 4, 2012. (Mustaffa Kamal , New Straits Times)
Moving to higher ground: Residents of Taman Sri Serdang fleeing the flooded areas, September 4, 2012. (The Star)
Floodwaters left several vehicles stranded in Taman Seri Serdang, September 4, 2012. (New Straits Times)
Distraught mother: Rokayah holding Hanisah’s photo (inset) at their house in Kg Gong Pasir in Dungun, Terengganu.
Mara director-general Datuk Ibrahim Ahmad said preparations were being made by the Mara director in Russia, Suhaimi Zainuldin, to bring back the bodies of the medical students who were killed in an accident in Russia.
The bodies of Hanisah Muhd Shah and Adzreen Binyati are scheduled to arrive in the country tomorrow.
Al-Fatihah to Kakak Hanisah and Kakak Adzreen.
I pray that may Allah gives the strength to their families.