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    The Straits Times ‏@STcom 4m PICTURES: Thousands affected as flood situation worsens in #Malaysia http://bit.ly/1atmuv2 pic.twitter.com/kzqxBzxkPL



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    KUANTAN - The first wave of flooding began in Pahang Monday with more than 200 people evacuated here and in Rompin, Maran and Pekan.
    As of 8pm Monday, Maran was the worst hit with 90 people from Kampung Chendong, Kampung Bak Bak and Kampung Ulu Luit relocated to relief centres when their villages were flooded due to heavy rain since Sunday morning.
    Another 77 people from seven villages in Rompin were evacuated.
    Among the villages affected were Kampung Pertat, Kampung Kurnia, Kampung Pianggu and Kampung Kerpal.
    Rompin police chief Deputy Superintendent Ahmad Johari Jahaya said the villagers were evacuated from 10am when floodwaters rose to more than a metre.
    He advised people in flood-prone areas and along the river banks to be on alert as heavy rains were expected to continue over the next few days.
    A state police operations centre spokesman said another 51 flood evacuees were from Kampung Padang Rumbia, Pekan while a family of eight in Kampung Chendor, Cherating near here were evacuated when their home was partially submerged. A family of nine sought shelter at the Sungai Lembing police station when their home was badly affected by the floods.
    "More people are expected to be evacuated as flood water is rising in several areas including the town area and Sungai Lembing," he said.

    Among the affected areas here are Taman Pelindung Perdana, Taman Bukit Sekilau and Beserah.
    Traffic was reduced to a crawl in the town centre when water rose to 0.5m at several stretches.
    The Sungai Charu bridge at Km28 of Kuantan-Sungai Lembing road was closed to all vehicles when the river overflowed and part of the road caved in early Monday.
    In Johor, a downpour for the past 48 hours caused flash floods in several districts, leading to more than 691 victims being evacuated.
    The victims are from housing estates in low lying areas in Segamat, Kluang and Mersing.
    A Malaysian Metrological Department spokesman said more shelters would be opened if it continued to rain and the situation worsened.
    Mersing recorded the highest number of evacuees with 260 victims from 64 families, who are seeking shelter at two centres at Sekolah Agama Air Papan and SK Tenglu.

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    I supposed our favourite Iskandar lies on high high ground?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leesg123 View Post
    I supposed our favourite Iskandar lies on high high ground?
    Should be like Sg......just that their surface area is bigger, so not as much flash floods as here.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by leesg123 View Post
    I supposed our favourite Iskandar lies on high high ground?
    Most parts are. But JB city center could experience flash flood too like Orchard Road, given the high density of concrete structures.

    Developers usually build flood ponds to reduce flash floods in JB. Similar idea has been mooted for Orchard Road but underground.

    Some old kampungs in JB are built on stilts indicate history of flash floods, but I suppose new buildings ignore this design, possibly with better modern drainage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photogguy View Post
    Should be like Sg......just that their surface area is bigger, so not as much flash floods as here.....


    surface area big don't mean have less flood. look at them now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by minority View Post
    surface area big don't mean have less flood. look at them now.
    jB? Or Johore......do let us know where in Iskandar ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by minority View Post
    surface area big don't mean have less flood. look at them now.
    Hahaha ya look where? Actually I am more worried of my condo along Bt Timah than my beloved JB....my previous tenant's car got submerged and moved out after that....these kind of news is a monthly affair.....http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapo...i-dunearn-road
    Last edited by Photogguy; 9th December 2013 at 06:16 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photogguy View Post
    Hahaha ya look where? Actually I am more worried of my condo along Bt Timah than my beloved JB....my previous tenant's car got submerged and moved out after that....these kind of news is a monthly affair.....http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapo...i-dunearn-road
    ....actually more like monthly in the last qtrs of the year annually....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010–13_Singapore_floods

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