Heavy rain, strong winds do damage to Johor Baru

Chuah Bee Kim

JOHOR BARU: Heavy rain and strong winds brought flash floods to several parts of the city today, damaging properties too.

Among the areas inundated after the heavy 3pm downpour were Kampung Maju Jaya, Seelong, Kempas Lama and Kampung Sinaran Baru.

State Health and Environment Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said initial checks showed that the flooding had happened due to the clogged drainage system.

So far, there have been no reports of injuries and no evacuation centre has been opened as of 5.30pm.

The storm however, did damage several buildings.

The roof of a low-cost flat in Taman Johor Jaya was ripped off while trees along Jalan Rosmerah 3/1, 3/4, and 5/1 in Taman Johor Jaya were uprooted.

Three cars were damaged by falling trees and while another car was damaged by a Tenaga Nasional electrical transmission pole. No injuries were reported.

Pasir Gudang MCA division chairman Tan Cher Puk, who was at the scene, said no one was hurt and checks were being done to assess the damages to property.