..and again on Apr 13, 2013..Kuala Lumpur hit by flash floods again yesterday
If not for the caption in the article, I wouldn't have been able to tell where this place is. Flooding changes a whole landscape.
Heavy rain yesterday just for a couple of hours caused Sungei (River) Bunus to overflow and thigh-high floodwaters cut off traffic along Jalan Tun Razak causing massive traffic jams during the evening peak hours. This stretch is in front of the national library which is also where the National Heart Institute (IJN) is located on the opposite side.
Floodwaters reached chest level according to a nursery school teacher. Some 23 children were all ushered to the second floor and were later rescued by boat by rescue team from the Fire department. 20 students of a multimedia college located next to the nursery were also evacuated.
Many vehicle drivers abandoned their vehicles and waded out.
However, all roads were accessible after the flood waters subsided at 7pm.
Source: The Star.. Over 20 nursery children rescued in KL flash floods
and I thought from the news way before, that we were prepared for the flood?ReplyDelete
Sucks to still experience flooding here in a big city.
Yesterday the Smart Tunnel was closed for draining...ReplyDelete
Smart tunnel not so smart after all???ReplyDelete
Seems like Bananaz got a feeling Thailand is our "tonsils". The last meltdown in 97' Thailand was hit first then months later we faced the crisis. After that recent flood in BKK now its happening in KatLumPor. Coincidence?ReplyDelete
yeah, i just saw photos in facebook this morning, scary!! never have expected this area to be flooded.. hmmmm, seems like everywhere floods recently after hours of heavy pour..ReplyDelete
"Floodwaters reached chest level according to a nursery school teacher. Some 23 children were all ushered to the second floor and were later rescued by boat by rescue team from the Fire department" that sounds pretty bad.ReplyDelete
How do you commute to your work place? Is your house safe and away from any potential flood?