Just a few weeks ago, Malaysians had to endure the scorching hot weather prompted by El Nino. And now, thanks to La Nina, we are living in fear of thunderstorms and flash floods.

It was reported that more flash floods hit several key roads in Kuala Lumpur at about 3:15pm on Wednesday (25th May). According to the Fire and Rescue Department, the affected roads included Jalan Ipoh, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Dutamas, Jalan Duta, and Jalan Tun Razak. The strong wind uprooted a big tree in Jalan Pudu, near Tung Shin Hospital, at about 3:45pm.

Flash flood in Jalan Pahang Barat (Source: The Star)
Flash flood in Jalan Pahang Barat (Source: The Star)

Besides that, Penang was also affected by yesterday’s thunderstorm. Not only did the heavy rainfall cause flash floods, it also damaged many of the state’s infrastructures.


NST reported that the swirling wind uprooted dozens of trees and destructed several advertisement billboards. The state’s councils cleared most of the fallen tree branches by dawn. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

In other news, a thunderstorm in Perlis damaged 244 houses, affecting about 1,000 residents on Tuesday (24th May). The house debris damaged several vehicles while roads were blocked by fallen trees. The downpour also wrecked about 20 tents at the Tuanku Syed Putra Stadium where an entrepreneur carnival was taking place.

Source: NST
Source: NST

The Star reported that other affected areas include Kangar, Jejawi, Behor Mali, Kampung Bakong, Santan, Kok Kelang, Ulu Pau, Abi, and Sungai Batu Paha.

Sources: The Star, NST.

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