Continuous rain cause several areas in Klang Valley include Sekinchan hit by flash floods

SHAH ALAM: Several areas in Sekinchan were hit by flash floods following continuous rain since early this morning.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department director Norazam Khamis in a statement said several main roads and houses, along with Sekinchan town itself, were affected.

However, he said as of 5pm, none of the residents in the affected areas were evacuated as the situation remained under control.

The Sekinchan fire station, in a Facebook post later, shared several photos of areas inundated by floodwaters, with some areas at ankle level and others at knee level.

In Shah Alam, continuous rain since morning caused anxiety among the residents of Kampung Kebun Bunga in Seksyen 22, as they fear the water level at Sungai Damansara would continue to rise.

Among them was Aboy Deraman, who shared the latest situation in the area on his Facebook.

"I’m asking for help from friends in Shah Alam to be on standby. The water level at the nearby river is on the rise.

“Please help, if there are boats for us, should the same incident happen again just like last year,” he wrote.

Kampung Kebun Bunga was among the areas that were affected by massive floods in Shah Alam at the end of last year.

Meanwhile, in Kuala Lumpur, several roads in the city were also inundated by floodwater following continuous rain since morning.

Kuala Lumpur City Hall Integrated Transport Information System reported that the affected areas included Jalan Ampang heading towards Lebuh Ampang and Jalan Ampang-Jalan Dang Wangi.

According to the Kuala Lumpur police Facebook page, nine areas in the city centre were inundated by floodwaters namely Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah from Jalan Ipoh, Jalan Imbi heading towards Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Ipoh/Jalan Rahmat, Jalan Sultan Ismail/Jalan Ampang, Jalan Kampar off Jalan Sentul, Bulatan Dato, Kampung Periuk, Jalan Duta Mas and Jalan Ampang/Jalan Dang Wangi.

Source: New Straits Times