Flash flood hits Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands

Flash flood hits Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands
Cameron Highlands district police in its official Facebook posting said the continuous rain also caused the Sungai Bertam water to overflow its banks and inundated the compound of the police quarters: Photo from Cameron Highlands District Police FB
IPOH: Continuous rain, sometimes heavy, in the Cameron Highlands since morning today caused flooding in several areas in Tanah Rata, including the police quarters at Jalan Masjid.

Cameron Highlands district police in its official Facebook posting said the continuous rain also caused the Sungai Bertam water to overflow its banks and inundated the compound of the police quarters.
"The water subsided at about 5pm and cleaning works have been carried out by residents," it said, adding that the incident also caused lifts at the police quarters to be dysfunctional.

The rain also caused flash floods at the government quarters at Jalan Masjid and the Cameron Highlands District Council field.

Cameron Highlands Fire and Rescue Station chief Muhammad Haziq Hazmi said that the heavy rain also caused a landslide and fallen trees at Jalan Tapah-Tanah Rata near Bharat Tea Baru.

"The landslide blocks the traffic, however, there was no casualties reported. Cleaning works are being carried out and one of the lane is now opened," he said. - BERNAMA