Heavy downpour for the past few hours in Kuala Lumpur has caused a massive flash flood in several areas throughout the city. The situation has escalated to the point where Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has to shut down electrical supply due to safety concerns.
According to the list published by TNB on its official Facebook page at 6:03 PM today, here are 40 areas that have been affected by the move:
- Royal Cendana
- Bukit Aman
- Class G Qrt
- PDRM Bukit Aman
- Hospital Tang Lin
- Car Park Jalan Tanglin
- Jabatan Kesihatan Daerah WP Kuala Lumpur & Putrajaya
- Jalan Kebun Bunga
- Jalan Young Stat
- Pejabat Perancang Selangor
- Banyan Tree Signature Jalan Conlay
- The Royale Chulan Hotel
- Pangsapuri Sri Jati Jalan Jati
- Kompleks Budaya Kraf
- Restoran Sri Melayu
- Rest Hotel Jalan Jati
- Kraftangan Jalan Conlay
- Hotel Westin
- Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera
- Menara Worldwide Jln Bkt Bintang
- Menara Keck Seng
- Royal Selangor Golf Club
- Wisma Inai
- Bintang Goldhill Jalan Tun Razak
- The Forum
- Jalan Bukit Bintang
- Bukit Bintang
- Ritz Carlton Hotel
- Istana Johor Persiaran Stonor
- The Pearl Jalan Stonor
- Dua Residency Jalan Tun Razak
- Conlay Court
- The Ascott Jalan Pinang
- Menara BIMB Jalan Perak
- Suria Stonor
- Mni Tower
- Hotel Impiana KLCC Jalan Pinang
- Lot 170 J Perak
At a glance, it seemed that the names mentioned in the list above are mainly located in Bukit Bintang, KLCC, Jalan Tun Razak, and Bukit Aman area. Of course, the severity of today’s flash flood in Kuala Lumpur goes beyond these areas as noted by many media reports since a few hours ago.
In a post by the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) on its Facebook page, the agency acknowledged that the river level in some areas within Kuala Lumpur has passed the warning level as of 5:00 PM today including Sg Batu in Sentul, Sg Klang in Jambatan Sulaiman and Lebuh Pasar as well as Sg Gombak in Jalan Parlimen.
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At the same time, Sg Gombak at Jalan Tun Razak has exceeded the danger level and on another Facebook post, NADMA has also shared 23 locations around Kuala Lumpur that have been verified by Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) as flood areas.
That being said, Kuala Lumpur City Hall has tweeted at 6:27 PM that the flood in all roads with the exception of Bulatan Pudu underpass has since receded.
(Source: TNB / Facebook.)