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Devastating Kuala Langat floods of December 17 giving Kampung Sungai Nangka residents sleepless nights

BANTING, Jan 3 — Each time it rains, residents of Kampung Sungai Nangka in Kuala Langat close to right here grow to be stressed and discover it troublesome to sleep after their village was inundated within the December 17 floods.

Yesterday, the nightmare returned to hang-out Azlina Jamhari, 43, when the housewife and 6 members of the family needed to be evacuated to the Balai Raya Majlis Pengurusan Komuniti Kampung (MPKK) Kampung Banting reduction centre (PPS) after her residence was flooded once more.

The PPS was opened at 9pm yesterday.

Azlina determined to evacuate on the instruction of the Fire and Rescue Department and the Civil Defence Force (APM).

“My space was among the many final to be flooded. Even if it was flooded, the water would solely be ankle deep. But recalling what we needed to endure on December 17 when the water rose rapidly, we determined to evacuate.

“I didn’t endure critical losses and plenty of of my necessary stuff had been positioned on greater floor. But these days, thunder and lightning in addition to steady rain just like the previous two days give me sleepless nights,” she instructed eNM on the Balai Raya MPKK Kampung Banting PPS in the present day.

Another sufferer, Siti Nur (*17*) Ariffin, 35, stated she wasted no time in convincing her mom Aziah Awang Kechik, 68, to maneuver out on seeing water coming into their home in Telok Panglima Garang on her return from work.

“Actually, I used to be reluctant to maneuver as a result of my mom was unwell, however we have been frightened one thing untoward may occur. So, I made a decision to evacuate and that is my first expertise at a PPS.

“Thank God, I’ve been knowledgeable by my neighbours that flood waters in my home have receded however in a number of areas there are nonetheless pockets of stagnant water. We usually are not allowed to return residence but as a result of it’s nonetheless raining,” she stated.

Meanwhile, MPKK Kampung Banting chairman Azhar Borham, 61, stated he was instructed by the district officer to open the PPS for 15 people from six households after their houses in Kampung Sungai Nangka have been flooded.

He stated the district workplace had requested him to be on the alert till January 9 in case additional evacuations are wanted.

A eNM examine confirmed that the water degree in Kampung Sungai Nangka reached 0.6 metre in a number of houses final night time however has since subsided. — eNM

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