Selangor Journal
Several workers wading through a flood along a road in Klang, on November 12, 2022. — Picture by BERNAMA

Floods hit several areas in Klang Valley, over 800 people affected

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 17 — Continuous heavy rain around the Klang Valley since last night has affected several districts in Selangor, including Sepang, Hulu Langat, Petaling and Klang.

According to the Selangor Civil Defence Force (APM) Disaster Management Committee Secretariat, seven temporary evacuation centres (PPS) have been opened since early this morning, to accommodate more than 800 people from 200 families.

These PPS are at Gemilang community hall, Taman Gemilang in Sepang; Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Ulu Semenyih; Pekan Bangi Lama community hall in Hulu Langat; Dewan Camelia in Putra Height and Putra Height Mosque in Petaling; Kampung Johan Setia Mosque and Kampung Jalan Kebun MPKK hall, Batu 7 in Klang.

Meanwhile, PPS at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Jeram in Kuala Selangor, and Dewan Bagan Nakhoda Omar and Dewan Simpang 5 in Sabak Bernam are still in operation since November 11.

Meanwhile, Selangor Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) director, Norazam Khamis, said that a landslide occurred early this morning in Taman Sri Jelok, Kajang, involving a two-storey terrace house, and four victims, aged 19 to 26, were safely evacuated.

Meanwhile, a Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue station spokesperson said that the situation around the capital was still under control despite heavy rain early this morning, but monitoring, especially in ‘hotspot’ areas, continued.

— Bernama

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