Flash floods reported in parts of Shah Alam yesterday (November 8th) following heavy rainfall

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A number of areas in Shah Alam have experienced flash floods following 2 hours of continued rainfall that occurred yesterday (November 8th, 2022). As reported by local news portal Free Malaysia Today, the rain had started sometime around 4.00pm, with those living in Taman Sri Muda, Section 17, Section 24, Section 32, Section 36, Bukit Naga, Alam Impian, and Bukit Jelutong reportedly left waterlogged.

Areas in Shah Alam suffer flash floods after continued rainfall yesterday

Local social media users have taken to sharing video clips and photographs of rising water levels in the affected areas, with many major roadways left inundated and bringing traffic to a slow crawl or standstill.

Similarly, an update that was shared to local news agency BERNAMA’s official Twitter page shows how floodwaters have already breached into the home of a resident living in Kampung Bukit Naga in Seksyen 32, Shah Alam.

In response to the flooding, Pejuang Shah Alam candidate Rafique Rashid has travelled to the police station in the Space U8 shopping centre yesterday evening to check in with the situation, while urging those with information regarding any surrounding flood-affected areas to reach out to him and his team.

According to an update issued by the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) yesterday over Twitter, water levels along Sungai Rasau in Taman Desa Kemuning, Klang had risen beyond the 3.0m ‘Danger’ mark, with a reading of 3.01m as of 5.45pm yesterday. Similarly on the InfoBanjir portal that is operated by the Department of Drainage and Irrigation notes that a number of other rivers in the Peninsula had also risen to ‘Warning’ levels yesterday, including:

  • Sungai Kelang in Kampung Jawa, Selangor at 5.00m as of 7.00pm, November 8th 2022
  • Sungai Klang in Bandar Klang, Selangor at 2.77m as of 7.00pm, November 8th 2022
  • Sungai Triang in Triang, Pahang at 34.28m as of 6.00pm, November 8th 2022

In speaking with local paper Harian Metro, Director of the Selangor state Fire and Rescue Department Norazam Khamis said that clogged drains were most likely to be the culprit behind the flash floods yesterday evening, after local emergency responders monitored the flood situation in a number of areas, including Kota Kemuning, Section 17 to 24, and Bukit Naga.

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