The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has issued a red alert – following dangerous levels of continuous heavy rains – across eight Selangor districts and in Kuala Lumpur until tomorrow.
In its latest statement, MetMalaysia said in Selangor, a heavy downpour is expected to hit Sabak Bernam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Klang, Gombak, Petaling, Kuala Langat and Hulu Langat.
Other areas under red alert were Jerantut, Bentong and Kuantan in Pahang.
Other peninsula states are marked orange (severe-level continuous rain warning) and yellow (alert-level for continuous rain warning).
States and districts issued with an orange alert were Perak (Hilir Perak and Muallim), Kelantan (Gua Musang), Pahang (Tanah Tinggi Cameron, Lipis, Raub, Temerloh, Maran and Pekan), Selangor (Sepang), Putrajaya and Negri Sembilan (Jelebu).
A yellow alert was issued for Kedah (Kuala Muda, Sik, Baling, Kulim and Bandar Baharu), Penang, Perak (Kerian, Larut, Matang, Selama, Hulu Perak, Kuala Kangsar, Manjung, Kinta, Perak Tengah, Kampar, Bagan Datuk and Batang Padang), Kelantan (Tumpat, Pasir Mas, Kota Bharu, Jeli, Tanah Merah, Bachok, Machang, Pasir Puteh and Kuala Krai), Terengganu, Pahang (Bera and Rompin), Negeri Sembilan (Seremban, Port Dickson, Kuala Pilah, Rembau, Jempol and Tampin), Melaka, Johor (Tangkak, Segamat, Muar and Batu Pahat).
Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said that the continuous heavy rain in the state that started at 10am yesterday has surpassed the 380mm (millimetres) mark, doubling the previous record of 180mm.
Selangor floods: Roads closed in several areas including part of Federal Highway
The Selangor police has closed several roads in the state because of worsening floods caused by heavy rainfall which began on Friday.
Listed below are the affected roads in their respective police districts:
IPD Petaling Jaya
- U-turn heading out of Subang Airport towards Bulatan Subang Airport
- Motorcycle lane heading towards Subang Airport
- Road heading to the Subang shooting range
IPD Klang Utara
- Lebuhraya Shahpadu
IPD Sg Buloh
- Jalan Merbau Kg Melayu Subang
- Jalan Sg. Plong
- Jalan Gajah 2/3
- Jalan Gajah 2/4
- Jalan Gajah 16
IPD Subang Jaya
- Kg Bukit Lancong Putera Height
IPD Kuala Langat
- Jalan Kebun from Shah Alam to Banting
- Jalan Labu Lanjut/Taman Dataran Abadi
- Jalan Kota Warisan/BBST
- Jalan Bukit Canggung/ Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi.
- Jalan Salak/Sepang
- Jalan Kg Ginching (in front of the mosque)
IPD Shah Alam
1.Jalan Kota Kemuning Lebuhraya KESAS
- Lebuhraya Persekutuan
- Sek 13 Shah Alam
- Jalan HICOM
Brace for floods, Kuala Lumpur
Residents of Kuala Lumpur should prepare themselves for a flood, environment and water minister Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said tonight.
“Attention Kuala Lumpur residents. The four main rivers have breached their danger levels; Sg Batu in Sentul, Sg Klang in (Jln) Tun Perak, Sg Gombak in Jln Tun Razak and Sg Kerayong at Razak Mansion,” he said in a Twitter post.
“Be prepared for a high chance of floods.”
He added that those who have any related complaints can contact the operations centre at Kuala Lumpur’s drainage and irrigation department at 03-22028142.
Non-stop rain since Friday has left several areas in the Klang Valley inundated by floodwaters, forcing thousands to evacuate their homes and closing several highways.
Public advised against travelling to Shah Alam and Klang
The public have been advised against travelling to Shah Alam and Klang as floodwaters continue to rise, bringing vehicles to a standstill and leaving many stranded.
Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) said among the flood-affected areas were Kampung Bukit Naga, Kemuning Utama, Kampung Air Kuning and Section 25.
“Residents have been urged to be careful and prepared if instructed to move to flood evacuation centres in the city.
“The public can contact the MBSA Quick Team at 03-55105811 in the event of disasters such as landslides, floods and so on,” it shared on Facebook.
Heavy rains trigger landslide in Kajang
Incessant heavy rain for 24 hours caused a landslide that affected two houses in Kampung Sungai Merab Hulu, near here today.
A check by Bernama found that a landslide of about six metres high affected the rear portion of the houses.
A resident who only wanted to be known as Mira said the incident occurred at about 11.30 am.
“It is still raining now and I am worried about our safety. We will be staying at a relative’s house for the moment,” she told Bernama.