Tag Archives: Flash flood

Banjir Kilat Di Kuala Lumpur, Dis. 17 (Gambar)

Heavy rain in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon had caused flash floods in many areas across the city including major highways.

NST reported that among the worst hit areas are Jalan Bangsar, particularly near the LRT station and its vicinity.

Jalan Telawi, Jalan Maarof, Jalan Sg Besi, Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar, Jalan Tuanku Abd Halim, Jalan Tun Sambathan, Bulatan Dato’ Onn, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Maharajalela, Jalan Pantai Baharu, Bandar Tun Razak, Jalan Semantan, Jalan Budiman and Jalan Tun Razak were also flooded.

Kajang Hit By Another Flash Flood

Another flash flood hit Kajang, November 12, 2014. Photo by Berita Harian.
Another flash flood hit Kajang, November 12, 2014. Photo by Berita Harian.

KUALA LUMPUR: Kajang town and its surrounding areas were hit by flash floods after almost three hours of heavy downpour Wednesday, which began at 2pm.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (Operation) Mohamad Sani Harul said among the badly affected areas were the Kajang town, Taman Jasmin and Saujana Impian.

He said 14 members of the rescue squad from Kajang and Bangi fire station were rushed to the areas after receiving reports about trapped victims.

“We are assisted by the police and Kajang Municipal Council’s rescue team during the operation to rescue the trapped victims,” he said when contacted.

Mohamad Sani said the heavy downpour had also caused the water level in the Jelok river to overflow and caused the low-lying areas to be submerged under 0.5 metres of flood waters.

“The floods subsided at around 6.30 pm,” he added, adding that no casualty was reported. – Bernama

Streets flooded near Kajang market. (The Star)

Streets flooded near Kajang market. (The Star)

Photos: Kuala Lumpur Hit By A Flash Flood, October 1, 2014

The submerged paking lot at Jalan Pinang. (Image: The Star)

The submerged paking lot at Jalan Pinang. (Image: The Star)

Heavy rains caused flash flood that flooded busy roads in Kuala Lumpur today, causing bad traffic jams during the evening rush hour.

The flash flood also flooded an open parking area in Jalan Sultan Ismail, submerging hundreds of cars in flood water.

Among the flooded roads were Jalan Chan Sow Lin, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Yaacob Latif and Jalan Jelatek.

The New Straits Times reported that Jalan Chan Sow Lin had to be closed for traffic until about 5p.m. as traffic policemen helped motorists to get to safer grounds.

Typhoon Rammasun: Philippines on Red Alert

Typhoon Rammasun, also known as Typhoon “Glenda,” is set to strike the Bicol region in the east of the country at 6:00pm (1000 GMT), with Manila and other heavily populated areas also expected to be hit early Wednesday, the state weather service said.

It will bring very strong wind with center winds of 120 kilometers per hour and gusts of 150 kilometers an hour.

The strong wind is expected to topple trees and electric poles, and may even rip roofs off poorly constructed houses.

The typhoon had a diameter of 500 kilometers and will cause a large amount of rain that could cause flash flooding and landslides.

People living in coastal areas in the Provinces of Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay and Northern Samar that is threatened by storm surges were ordered to evacuate their homes.

Schools in several cities were closed and about 50 domestic flights and four international flights have been cancelled, along with ferry services.

Photos Of Pensacola Flash Flood

Running to safety: In this photo provided by Kyle Smith, floodwaters surround Smith's home in Pensacola on Wednesday. Smith had to evacuate his home with his 18-month-old son Tuesday night after severe weather hit the Florida Panhandle, causing widespread flooding. (DailyMail)

Running to safety: In this photo provided by Kyle Smith, floodwaters surround Smith’s home in Pensacola on Wednesday. Smith had to evacuate his home with his 18-month-old son Tuesday night after severe weather hit the Florida Panhandle, causing widespread flooding.

On Wednesday, roads were chewed up into pieces or wiped out entirely and neighborhoods were inundated, making rescues difficult for hundreds of people who called for help when they were caught off guard by the single rainiest day ever recorded in Pensacola.

Deadly storms that started Sunday in Arkansas and Mississippi had moved to other parts of the U.S.A., causing a huge sinkhole in Baltimore and bad flash floods in Florida panhandle.

In Pensacola, people climbed into their attics to get away from fast-rising waters and some people were rescued from the rooftops of their homes.

Roads were destroyed and vehicles were plummeted 25 feet when portions of the Scenic Highway collapsed.

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Photos: Rawang Flash Flood

Photo credit to MY News Hub.

Photo credit to MY News Hub.

A flash flood hit Rawang, causing a traffic jam since 6 a.m. today.

It was reported that the flood was caused by the river near the shopping complex that overflow after a heavy rain.

The worst place hit was at the area near the AEON Rawang which caused traffic jam from Jalan Batu Arang.

Photo credit ti My News Hub.

Photo credit ti My News Hub.

Photo credit ti My News Hub.

Photo credit ti My News Hub.


Cyclone Cleopatra: Massive Rainstorm Killed 18 In Sardinia

A massive rainstorm by Cyclone Cleopatra caused bad flash floods in Sardinia, Italy on Tuesday.

Bridges collapsed and cars were swept away by the  gushing flood water.

Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean and is one of Italy’s autonomous regions.

At least eighteen people were killed by the disaster while some others are still missing.

Italy’s civil protection chief, Franco Gabrielli, said the death toll may rise as crews reach isolated areas in the countryside where homes are submerged.

The northeastern city of Olbia was worst hit and Olbia Mayor, Gianni Giovannelli said that the water level raised up to 3 meters high (10 feet) in some part of the city.

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Video Of Atom Araullo Coverage Of Haiyan

Below is the video of ABS-CBN News’s reporter Atom Araullo reported live at around 6:40 a.m. Friday from a street in Tacloban City during Typhoon Haiyan, which is also called Yolanda in the Philippines.

The video was aired on the ABS-CBN’s morning show “Umagang Kay Ganda” as well as on ABS-CBN’s flagship newscast “TV Patrol.”

The video showed a bad flash flood caused by storm surge brought by Typhoon Haiyan on the street where Atom Araullo had been reporting from just an hour before.

It shows the flooded street turned into a river full of debris.

Below is another ABS-CBN News’s video during Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban City:

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21 Killed By Tropical Storm Manuel And Hurricane Ingrid

At least 21 people were killed in Mexico after a hurricane and a tropical storm strikes the opposite sides of Mexico, the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific. 

Tropical Storm Manuel drenched Mexico’s southwestern Pacific shoulder Sunday while Hurricane Ingrid closed in on the country’s Gulf coast, causing heavy rains and landslides.

Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said 14 people died in Guerrero, three in Hidalgo, three in Puebla and one in Oaxaca due to the disaster.

Tropical Storm Manuel, with a maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph (55 kph) was moving to the northwest at 8 mph (13 kph) late Sunday, 70 miles (110 kilometers) northwest of Manzanillo.

Manuel was expected to bring 10 to 15 inches of rain over parts of Guerrero and Michoacan state, with maximums of 25 inches in some isolated areas.

Meanwhile Hurricane Ingrid had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph) late Sunday and was centered about 110 miles (175 kilometers) northeast of the port city of Tampico as it moved west-northwest at 6 mph (9 kph). 

It is expected to make a landfall by Monday morning, most likely along Tamaulipas state’s lightly populated coast north of Tampico.

Anyway, the storm system from the outer bands of Ingrid was already dumping heavy rains in parts of Mexico.

A hurricane warning was in effect from Cabo Rojo to La Pesca.

The hurricane can bring dangerous storm surge, destructive waves and heavy rains that can cause flash floods and landslides.

Yahoo! News said that more than 1,000 homes in Veracruz state had been affected by the storm to varying degrees and 20 highways and 12 bridges were damaged by the disaster.

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Aerial Photos Of Colorado Flooding (Sept 14, 2013)

The flooding situations in Eastern Colorado are still bad for the fifth day on Saturday and it is still raining.

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At a news conference, Sean Conway, a commissioner of rural Weld County said that, “This is a 500-to-1,000-year flood.” 

A sixty year old woman was missing and presumed dead after witnesses saw flood waters from the Big Thompson River destroy her home in the Cedar Cove area.

At least four people are confirmed dead from the flooding and nearly 250 people are unaccounted for in two flooded counties.

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