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19 Jul 2020 | 08:21 AM UTC

Malaysia: Flash flooding forces evacuations in multiple districts of Selangor state July 19

Malaysia News Alert

Flash flooding forces evacuations in multiple districts of Selangor State July 19; follow authorities’ directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/19/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/22/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kuala_Lumpur). COUNTRY/REGION Selangor


Flash flooding in multiple districts of Selangor state has forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents as of Sunday, July 19. According to the Smart Selangor Command Center (SSCC), the districts of Hulu Langat, Sepang, Hulu Selangor, Gombak, and Klang have been the most affected. At least seven temporary relief centers have been activated by the SSCC to assist with those displaced. Disruption to transport and business continuity is expected over the coming hours and days due to the flooding.  


Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions, anticipate transportation and business disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters.


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