SHAH ALAM (Nov 29): Two temporary evacuation centres (PPS) were opened on Tuesday (Nov 29) night, following floods that occurred in Kampung Ampar Tenang and Kampung Sri Tanjung in the Sepang district on Tuesday evening.
The Secretariat of the Selangor Disaster Management Committee, Malaysian Civil Defence Force reported that the two PPS, namely Dewan Taman Gemilang and Dewan Orang Ramai in Dengkil, housed a total of 103 victims from 29 families.
Selangor’s Director of the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) Norazam Khamis said earlier that there was a burst bund incident following heavy rain in Kampung Ampar Tenang, which caused water to overflow from a nearby housing project.
He said the incident caused flood waters to rise to four feet high and had affected 10 houses.
“All residents, comprising 18 families, have moved to a safe place and the fire department is monitoring and assisting residents at the location,” he said in a statement.
Bernama had earlier reported that continuous rain since 2pm on Tuesday had caused several areas in Sepang near here and Putrajaya to be hit by flash floods.