Natural disasters are unavoidable and there’s pretty much little to nothing that you can do about it, other than taking precautionary steps when disasters are and predicted to happen. And we can only hope that the loss of lives and materials aren’t as huge.
One of the worst natural disasters that has happened this year, was two days ago (18th December 2021). The flash flood that has hit most part of Selangor has not only affected housing areas, but even commercial areas.
One of the commercial areas that were reported to be affected by the flood was IOI Mall in Puchong. According to the pictures posted by Malaysia Shopping Mall through their Facebook page, the shops in the basement floor of the mall was affected badly by the flood. One of the shops that was affected was KOKO UniForm.
From the pictures, it can be seen that murky waters up to knee-level were everywhere. While in some parts of the mall’s basement level, it seems like it was higher than the knee-level. Malaysia Shopping Mall stated, “We regret to inform that our IOI Mall Puchong branch will be closed until further notice due to (the) flood in Selangor.”
However, less than a couple of hours since those pictures were posted, the official Facebook page of IOI Mall Puchong released a statement that they are opening their business as usual. Although, they mentioned how their basement level carpark is currently closed down for cleaning purposes. Customers are still welcomed to visit and shop at their mall, and other carpark levels are still open as usual.
We know how the recent flash floods has affected many parties in the Klang Valley area, and we hope everyone is staying strong and helping each other out. Many are still stuck in the flood and have no way to contact authorities nor ask for help. Here are numbers to call if you know anyone is in need of help:
If you would like to donate instead, you could always click here or just look up the hashtag #MalaysiaBanjir or #DaruratBanjir on Instagram and Twitter.
We hope everyone is staying safe during this monsoon season and all will be well for those affected by the floods.