Kajang Hit By Another Flash Flood

Another flash flood hit Kajang, November 12, 2014. Photo by Berita Harian.
Another flash flood hit Kajang, November 12, 2014. Photo by Berita Harian.

KUALA LUMPUR: Kajang town and its surrounding areas were hit by flash floods after almost three hours of heavy downpour Wednesday, which began at 2pm.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (Operation) Mohamad Sani Harul said among the badly affected areas were the Kajang town, Taman Jasmin and Saujana Impian.

He said 14 members of the rescue squad from Kajang and Bangi fire station were rushed to the areas after receiving reports about trapped victims.

“We are assisted by the police and Kajang Municipal Council’s rescue team during the operation to rescue the trapped victims,” he said when contacted.

Mohamad Sani said the heavy downpour had also caused the water level in the Jelok river to overflow and caused the low-lying areas to be submerged under 0.5 metres of flood waters.

“The floods subsided at around 6.30 pm,” he added, adding that no casualty was reported. – Bernama

Streets flooded near Kajang market. (The Star)
Streets flooded near Kajang market. (The Star)

Flash Floods In Serdang And Kajang – Photos

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, Country Heights, Sungai Ramal Dalam, Taman Sri Serdang, Serdang Jaya and Seri Kembangan at about 5pm.

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)
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