Flash Floods in Malaysia

  • Several areas within Johor Bahru hit by flash floods

    Several areas within Johor Bahru hit by flash floods

    Heavy rainfall that lasted over three hours from 1.30pm today caused flash floods in several areas of Johor Bahru, with Kosmo reporting some of the affected areas to be Jalan Sungai Chat, Taman Abad, Jalan Ayer Molek and Tasik Merdeka.

    Across social media, netizens uploaded distressing photos and videos of areas hit by flash floods, with many roads partially or fully submerged in water. In many of these scenes, we see vehicles being at the mercy of the floodwaters, with cars stranded or attempting to traverse floodwaters.

    According to Johor Bahru district police, emergency response teams were dispatched to assist flood victims in various areas and some roads were closed until floodwaters receded sometime around 5pm.

    With the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) expecting the northeast monsoon to continue until March 2024, more heavy rainfall and resulting flash floods are to be expected. As such, motorists should look for an alternative route or delay/cancel their trip to minimise risk if flash floods are reported on their route.

    It’s also highly recommended that you consider getting the Special Perils add-on for your vehicle’s insurance coverage, as past floods in recent times have shown that vehicle owners without flood coverage can face potentially massive repair bills. You can use our Car Insurance renewal service to compare special perils add-on prices with realtime quotes.

     
     
  • Jalan Cheras, roads around it flooded this evening

    Jalan Cheras, roads around it flooded this evening

    Another day of rain in the evening means another day of floods in the city. In a post on its Facebook page, Kuala Lumpur traffic investigation and enforcement department (JSPT KL) highlighted roads in three locations that were facing rising waters at around 6pm due to the heavy rain that occurred around KL city centre earlier this evening.

    The first location is on Jalan Cheras, from the Jalan Ikan Ayu traffic light towards Shamelin, while the second location is on the East-West highway opposite Taman Connaught, leading to the old toll site. According to the post, which was made about an hour ago, one lane on this route was still passable.

    As for the third flash flood location, that’s on Jalan Cheras, in front of Eko Cheras Mall towards Billion Circle. Here, it was reported that vehicle movement was still smooth.

    The cops have advised the public to be careful on the road and obey the instructions of traffic officers on duty. As always, it’s highly recommended that you consider getting the Special Perils add-on for your vehicle’s insurance coverage, as past floods in recent times have shown that vehicle owners without flood coverage can face potentially massive repair bills. Stay safe out there.

     
     
  • Flash floods hit several parts of Klang Valley, Selangor – Kajang, Kelana Jaya, Ara Damansara and Bukit Jalil

    Flash floods hit several parts of Klang Valley, Selangor –  Kajang, Kelana Jaya, Ara Damansara and Bukit Jalil

    The heavy downpour that began this evening has resulted in flash floods affecting several areas in the Klang Valley and Selangor.

    Based on social media posts, areas affected by flash floods include Kajang, Kelana Jaya, Ara Damansara and Bukit Jalil. Do comment below of other areas that are currently faced with flash floods.

    Given the circumstances, if the route you intend to take is affected, it’s better to delay your journey if possible and avoid forcing your way through floods as it may cause significant damage to your vehicle. Even pick-up trucks aren’t immune, as one of the social media posts show.

    It’s also highly recommended to get the Special Perils add-on for your vehicle’s insurance coverage, as past floods in recent times have shown that vehicle owners without flood coverage can face potentially massive repair bills. Stay safe out there.

     
     
  • Kuala Lumpur roads flooded again – Jalan Pahang, Ampang, Pudu, Parlimen, Bangsar, Syed Putra

    Kuala Lumpur roads flooded again – Jalan Pahang, Ampang, Pudu, Parlimen, Bangsar, Syed Putra

    You just knew this was coming when you saw the rain, didn’t you? After a heavy downpour, various major roads in Kuala Lumpur are again affected by standing water, as reported by Jabatan Penerangan WPKL. This round, 12 roads are currently affected:

    • Jalan Kinabalu
    • Jalan Pahang
    • Jalan Ampang
    • Jalan Pudu
    • Jalan Melaka
    • Jalan Parlimen
    • Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim
    • Jalan Cheras
    • Jalan Chan Sow Lin
    • Jalan Damansara
    • Jalan Bangsar
    • Tunnel Syed Putra

    If the route you intend to take is affected, delay your journey if possible, and avoid forcing your way through floods as it may cause significant damage to your vehicle.

    Also highly recommended is the Special Perils add-on for your vehicle’s insurance coverage, as past floods in recent times have shown, vehicle owners without flood coverage face potentially massive repair bills.

     
     
  • KL roads flooded – Jln Cheras, Peel Road, Bukit Jalil, TAR and Hang Tuah affected; Smart tunnel now closed

    A Rolls-Royce Cullinan can be seen almost completely submerged here. Click to enlarge.

    As feared, today’s heavy downpour has resulted in flash floods across multiple major roads in Kuala Lumpur. Jabatan Penerangan WPKL has just issued a notice listing seven roads affected:

    • Jalan Cheras
    • Jalan Peel
    • Jalan Sri Permaisuri 4
    • Lebuhraya Bukit Jalil
    • Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
    • Jalan Hang Tuah
    • Tunnel Yaacob Latif

    Posts on X also show roads in Taman Melawati under a considerable amount of water. On top of that, the dual-function Smart Tunnel is now completely closed to traffic to fulfil its flood-control duties.

    If the route you intend to take is affected, delay your journey if possible, and avoid forcing your way through floods as it may cause significant damage to your vehicle.

    Also highly recommended is the Special Perils add-on for your vehicle’s insurance coverage, as past floods in recent times have shown, vehicle owners without flood coverage face potentially massive repair bills.

     
     
  • Flash floods hit certain areas in Cheras, heavy traffic on major roads in KL as a result – find alternate routes

    Flash floods hit certain areas in Cheras, heavy traffic on major roads in KL as a result – find alternate routes

    Flash floods have come about in certain areas of the Klang Valley following a thunderstorm earlier this evening. Social media posts indicate that Jalan Cheras, EkoCheras and Bandar Sri Permaisuri are among areas affected by flash floods.

    Additionally, the KL information department tweeted less than an hour ago that traffic on the Salak expressway, Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Loke Yew, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin and the KL-Seremban expressway is expected to be slow as a result of the sudden and intense rain. Besraya has also reported flooding at a section of the route.

    As such, if the route you intend to take is affected, delay your journey if possible, and avoid forcing your way through floods as it may cause significant damage to your vehicle.

    Also highly recommended is the Special Perils add-on for your vehicle’s insurance coverage, as past floods in recent times have shown, vehicle owners without flood coverage face potentially massive repair bills.


     
     
  • Flash floods hit Seksyen 13 Shah Alam – find alternate routes, get Special Perils insurance add-on coverage

    Flash floods hit Seksyen 13 Shah Alam – find alternate routes, get Special Perils insurance add-on coverage

    Pix – Zaini Abdullah on FB

    Social media reporting of flash floods in Seksyen 13 of Shah Alam has emerged today, following sustained rainfall in the area this afternoon.

    Flood water levels at this time appear to be lower than in past instances of flooding, though naturally the best course of action is to avoid taking to the roads which are affected; the submerged road surface is no longer visible, which brings the potential danger of hidden obstructions or debris.

    As such, if the route you intend to take is affected, delay your journey if possible, and avoid forcing your way through floods as it may cause significant damage to your vehicle.

    Also highly recommended is the Special Perils add-on for your vehicle’s insurance coverage, as past floods in recent times have shown, vehicle owners without flood coverage face potentially massive repair bills.

    Live : Seksyen 13 Shah Alam sederet Zus Coffee, Kueh, Nasi Lemak Cinta Sayang

    Posted by Syameem Ahmad on Wednesday, 16 August 2023

    Seksyen 13 air naik tinggi . depan Giant n Laman Seri da banjir

    Posted by Zaini Abdullah on Wednesday, 16 August 2023

     
     
  • Flash floods in Sarawak – number of victims now 278; continuous rainfall expected until Thursday, March 2

    Flash floods in Sarawak – number of victims now 278; continuous rainfall expected until Thursday, March 2

    The number of flood victims in the Kuching, Bau and Siburan districts increased in 278 this morning, compared to 127 persons yesterday, according to a Bernama report.

    Six flood relief centres (PPS) have been opened to accommodate the victims, according to the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) secretariat.

    The centre with the largest number of victims in Kuching housed 124 people from 26 families, with two other PPS housing 76 victims from 17 families and 22 victims from five families. In Bau, the two relief centres house 20 victims from eight families and nine victims from two families respectively, while in Siburan, one relief centre houses 27 victims from eight families.

    Flash floods in Sarawak – number of victims now 278; continuous rainfall expected until Thursday, March 2

    Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam, December 2021

    As with our earlier report today of flash floods in Johor, that included a report from the Malaysian Meteorological Department (METMalaysia), the state of Sarawak has been issued a ‘caution’ status for continuous rain, along with Perak, Terengganu, Pahang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya as of 1:05pm today.

    For vehicle drivers and owners, the flood risk is one that is sometimes overlooked when purchasing or renewing insurance policies for one’s vehicles, which could result in being out of pocket through material and financial losses due to flooding.

    In these cases, the flood or special perils add-on to the policy is highly recommended; otherwise, there isn’t much that can be done for repairs, save for forking out large sums of money to do so. Many among us seem to have foregone the added coverage; as of October 2022, some 59% of vehicle owners were found to have insufficient coverage against flood damage.

     
     
  • Flash floods hit Johor again – 1,591 victims evacuated; heavy rainfall expected to continue until Thursday

    Flash floods hit Johor again – 1,591 victims evacuated; heavy rainfall expected to continue until Thursday

    Continuous rainfall on Tuesday resulted in flash floods hitting several parts of Johor, which resulted in the evacuation of 1,591 victims in four districts to 21 relief centres (PPS) as of this morning, Bernama reports.

    According to the state disaster management committee, the PPS were opened in stages since 10.30pm yesterday, including six each in Segamat, Kluang and Johor Bahru, and three in Kota Tinggi. “A total of 209 families were affected by the flood in Segamat, 162 families in Kluang, 131 families in Johor Bahru and 32 families in Kota Tinggi,” the committee said in a statement.

    Flash floods hit Johor again – 1,591 victims evacuated; heavy rainfall expected to continue until Thursday

    The Malaysian Meteorological Department (METMalaysia) expects heavy rainfall to continue until Thursday in the state. Dangerous water levels have also been recorded at several rivers in Johor. Meanwhile, the Johor public works department is warning motorists to plan their journey accordingly given reports of flooded roads and landslides in a few districts.

    The risk of floods is real and is sometimes overlooked when purchasing car insurance, which can result in serious financial loss if your car ends up damaged in a flood. As such, flood or special perils should be considered to protect yourself financially in the event the unwanted happens.

     
     
  • JPS issues flash flood warning for areas in Johor, Perak, Kedah, Pahang, Selangor & Negeri Sembilan

    JPS issues flash flood warning for areas in Johor, Perak, Kedah, Pahang, Selangor & Negeri Sembilan

    Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran under Kementrian Alam Sekitar dan Air released an alert yesterday on the possibility of flash floods in a few areas around Malaysia.

    The areas possibly affected include hotspots in JB and Pontian in Johor, Larut, Matang and Selama in Perak, Bandar Baharu and Kulim in Kedah, Temerloh and Bentong in Pahang, Hulu Selangor and Hulu Langat in Selangor and Jelebu and Kuala Pilah in Negeri Sembilan.

    It has been raining pretty hard this afternoon and after a quick check on social media we found a post by Jabatan Penerangan WPKL showing minor flooding on Jalan Tun Razak in front of the Shell, with cars still being able to pass by. There is also a report of a flash flood causing a traffic jam on Jalan Genting Klang. Flash floods have also been reported in Putrajaya, Sepang and Dengkil.

    As always, try to avoid affected areas if possible, do not try to force your way through flooded areas as it might cause considerable damage to your car. Please also make sure you have Special Perils insurance coverage add-on for your vehicle so you are covered in case your car gets stuck and suffers flood damage.

    If you do not have to urgently go anywhere this week it might be a good idea to work from home. Make sure you also always park your car on elevated ground, especially towards the evening.


     
     
  • Flash floods in Selangor overnight – Klang, Shah Alam, Bangi, be sure to check for affected routes today

    Flash floods in Selangor overnight – Klang, Shah Alam, Bangi, be sure to check for affected routes today

    A lot of us had a good night’s sleep last night but unfortunately this was not the case for everyone as continuous rain after midnight caused various places in Selangor to be flooded.

    We have experienced many days of flash floods this week but last night’s seem to be the worst one yet. Areas affected based on social media reports include Sri Muda in Shah Alam as well as Melawis in Klang. Highway users also reported a section of KESAS flooded near Kemuning, so do check if you are headed to an affected area today.

    If your route is affected by floods, delay your journey if possible and avoid forcing your way through flooded areas as it might cause considerable damage to your car.

    Please make sure you have Special Perils insurance coverage add-on for your vehicle. Yes it’s optional, and you do have to specifically ask for it to be added. It will cost a little extra, but it’s a relatively small fee relative to your vehicle’s insured value, and it could prove crucial if your car gets damaged by the floods. Without Special Perils coverage, you’d be completely on your own.

    If you do not have to urgently go anywhere this week it might be a good idea to work from home. Make sure you also always park your car on elevated ground, especially towards the evening.

     
     
  • JPS issues flash flood warning for areas in Penang, Selangor, Johor, Pahang, KL and Sarawak

    JPS issues flash flood warning for areas in Penang, Selangor, Johor, Pahang, KL and Sarawak
    JPS issues flash flood warning for areas in Penang, Selangor, Johor, Pahang, KL and Sarawak

    Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran under Kementrian Alam Sekitar dan Air released an alert at 3pm earlier today on the possibility of flash floods in a few areas around Malaysia.

    The areas possibly affected include Seberang Perai Utama, Seberang Perai Utama, Seberang Perai Utama Selatan and Timur Laut in Penang, Petaling and Klang in Selangor, Muar and Tangkak in Johor, Kuantan and Temerloh in Pahang, Samarahan and Kuching in Sarawak, and Kuala Lumpur.

    A quick check on social media also shows netizens posting videos of flash floods happening in Bangi, Selangor and Kulim, Kedah, even though these areas are not in the JPS notice, so it just proves that the weather and the capabilities of our drainage system to handle the load can be unpredictable.

    As always, try to avoid affected areas if possible, do not try to force your way through flooded areas as it might cause considerable damage to your car. Please also make sure you have Special Perils insurance coverage add-on for your vehicle so you are covered in case your car gets stuck and suffers flood damage.

     
     
  • Flash floods reported in Selangor – Denai Alam, Persiaran Mokhtar Dahari and Klang among affected

    Flash floods seem to be a daily occurrence this week, with today’s incidence happening in various parts of Selangor including Meru in Klang, Persiaran Mokhtar Dahari near Cahaya SPK and GreenHill Residence U10, as well as Denai Alam next to the GCE.

    This comes after we saw flooding happen in Shah Alam on Tuesday and in Klang yesterday. MetMalaysia has published a continuous rain warning up until November 11 so the sad fact is we might have to expect that this could continue to be a daily occurrence for the rest of the week.

    If you’re planning to drive, do check beforehand if there are any flash floods affecting the areas along your route. If your route is affected by floods, delay your journey if possible and avoid forcing your way through flooded areas as it might cause considerable damage to your car.

    Please make sure you have Special Perils insurance coverage add-on for your vehicle. Yes it’s optional, and you do have to specifically ask for it to be added. It will cost a little extra, but it’s a relatively small fee relative to your vehicle’s insured value, and it could prove crucial if your car gets damaged by the floods. Without Special Perils coverage, you’d be completely on your own.

    If you do not have to urgently go anywhere this week it might be a good idea to work from home. Make sure you also always park your car on elevated ground, especially towards the evening.

     
     
  • Flash floods in Klang near Bukit Tinggi, KESAS

    Flash floods in Klang near Bukit Tinggi, KESAS

    Yesterday we saw parts of Shah Alam experiencing flash floods and today it looks like it’s Klang’s turn, with plenty of social media reports of rising water levels in Klang, particularly near the Bukit Tinggi area.

    Social media users have reported that the GM Klang roundabout is partially flooded, causing massive traffic jams around the area and the KESAS highway. Astro Radio Traffic reports that there’s a two-hour jam from HICOM to Bandar Botanik, plus a one-hour delay on the opposite direction. Traffic around Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Bandar Puteri, Jalan Langat, Jalan Kebun and Jalan Johan Setia are affected too.

    MetMalaysia has published a continuous rain warning up until November 11 so the sad fact is we might have to expect that this could be a daily occurrence for the rest of the week.

    In addition to that, Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran Malaysia under Kementerian Alam Sekitar issued the warning below at 5pm today warning us to expect flash floods in Rompin, Klang, Mersing and Kuching.

    Flash floods in Klang near Bukit Tinggi, KESAS

    If you’re planning to drive, do check beforehand if there are any flash floods affecting the areas along your route. If your route is affected by floods, delay your journey if possible and avoid forcing your way through flooded areas as it might cause considerable damage to your car.

    Dear motorists, please check if you have selected the Special Perils insurance coverage add-on for your vehicle. Yes it’s optional, and you do have to specifically ask for it to be added.

    It will cost a little extra, but it’s a relatively small fee relative to your vehicle’s insured value, and it could prove crucial if your car gets damaged by the floods. Without Special Perils coverage, you’d be completely on your own.

     
     
  • Flash floods reported in several parts of Shah Alam – Seksyen 17, 24, 25, Padang Jawa affected

    Flash floods reported in several parts of Shah Alam – Seksyen 17, 24, 25, Padang Jawa affected

    Just yesterday we reported that MetMalaysia published a continuous rain warning up until November 11 and today we have had an incidence of flash flooding in the Klang Valley.

    Social media users have reported that parts of Shah Alam are experiencing flash floods, with Seksyen 17, 24, 25 and Padang Jawa mentioned as affected.

    If you’re planning to drive, do check beforehand if there are any flash floods affecting the areas along your route. If your route is affected by floods, delay your journey if possible and avoid forcing your way through flooded areas as it might cause considerable damage to your car.

    Special Perils insurance coverage can provide some relief if the undesirable and completely unavoidable happen, so if you haven’t added it onto your motor insurance policy yet it’s not too late to do so while your car is still in insurable condition.

    According to general insurer Zurich Malaysia, 59% of Malaysian motorists do not have special perils coverage to protect against flood damage, based on a survey that conducted among 990 vehicle owners in 2021. Don’t skimp on this, for a small fee relative to your vehicle’s value, you could save yourself from having to drain your bank account to have your vehicle fixed due to flood damage.


     
     
 
 
 

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