News: Several villages inundated in Kedah

The Star, 23 Nov 2014

CHANGLUN: Flash floods hit several areas in Kubang Pasu following heavy rain since 3.30pm, Saturday.

The inundated villages are Kampung Lembah Keriang, Kampung Sungai Petani, Kampung Belukar and Kampung Baru.

The other affected areas are KM13.3 North-South Highway, near Kampung Batas Jenalik; KM16 North-South Highway, the junction of  Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Hosba and Universiti Utara Malaysia’s staff quarters.

Kubang Pasu Civil Defence officer Kamarulzaman Kasa said other locations might also be flooded eventually as they are in the water flow line.

“The water at Sungai Padang Terap Kampung Kubu has reached dangerous level. Residents are advised to be prepared,” he said.

The flood waters have inundated six houses at Kampung Lembah Keriang, 30 in Kampung Sungai Petani, 15 in Kampung Belukar and eight in Kampung Baru.

The police and Fire and Rescue Department have been told to be alert as flood waters continue to rise.

In Kampung Changkat Setoi here, some residents have begun moving part of their belongings to the village community hall although the Welfare Department has not issued any directive. – Bernama