Most of the affected areas are in the Jempol, Kuala Pilah and Jelebu districts


SEREMBAN: Several areas in the eastern part of Negeri Sembilan were affected by flash floods due to continuous rain since Monday night.

Most of the affected areas are in the Jempol, Kuala Pilah and Jelebu districts.

A Fire and Rescue Department official said the area hardest hit by floods was Kg Rangoi in Triang, where water levels increased by 0.5m.

“Seven houses were affected but the residents refuse to move out. Our men are still in the area and we are monitoring the situation,” he said.

Floods were also reported in Kg Sempoh, Simpang Pertang at around 1pm today, where rescue personnel helped to evacuate 14 people, including four children and an infant.

Prior to that, another five people from two families were evacuated from their homes near SK Serting Hilir in Bahau.

Flash floods were also reported in Kg Sg Taling and Jalan Serting Tengah in Bahau and Kg Bkt Perah in Kuala Pilah.

However, the flood waters there receded within an hour.

Parts of Johor also hit

Meanwhile, a total 23 people from 10 families in Lorong Budin at Km31.5 of Jalan Batu Pahat-Ayer Hitam had to be evacuated to a flood relief centre after their homes were inundated following a two-hour heavy downpour today.

Johor Civil Defence Force director Colonel Mat Zin Bujang said the victims were sent to the Lorong Telekom Ayer Hitam Community Rehabilitation Centre Hall at about 4am.

“Continuous heavy rain for more than two hours caused a nearby canal to overflow into the neighbourhood and this caused the flash flood.

“The authorities are still monitoring the water level at the areas as rain continued until late morning,” said Mat Zin.

Meanwhile, heavy rain in the morning also led to flash flood in Kampung Pasir, near Jalan Skudai here.

Mat Zin said the Civil Defence Force received a report of flash flood in several areas in the village at about 6am.

He said the flash flood was caused by heavy downpour and rising water levels at Sungai Skudai.

“The authorities are monitoring the levels at the river and the Civil Defence Force has been directed to be on alert at the area.

“So far, no residents have been relocated to relief centres,” he said.

Met Dept issues warning for nine states

The Malaysian Meteorological Department today issued a forecast of thunder storms and heavy rain with strong winds for nine states in the peninsula, which included Johor.

The forecast issued at 12.30pm on its Facebook indicated that the Segamat and Tangkak districts in Johor were among areas that will see bad weather until late evening.

Other states that were expected to see the same weather pattern were Kedah (Yan, Pendang, Kuala Muda, Sik, Baling, Kulim and Bandar Baharu), Penang, Perak (Kerian and Larut, Matang and Selama), Selangor (Gombak, Petaling, Klang, Kuala Langat, Sepang and Hulu Langat), Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, Negri Sembilan, Melaka and Pahang (Bentong, Temerloh, Maran, Bera, Rompin, Pekan and Kuantan).

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