Trees uprooted in Kota Kinabalu

Trees uprooted in Kota Kinabalu
A firefighter cutting the branch of one of the uprooted trees in Kota Kinabalu. - BERNAMA
KOTA KINABALU: Torrential rains and strong winds struck several areas in the city centre here causing several trees to fall even though there were no casualties or flash floods reported.

A Sabah Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said so far the department had received eight emergency calls on incidents of tree fall following a heavy rain and strong wind spell at 1pm.
"Heavy rains and strong winds caused trees to be uprooted and obstructed roads in several areas such as Sepanggar, Penampang and Kota Kinabalu," he said when contacted by Bernama.

He said after receiving calls from members of the public, several rescue teams were sent to clear up the affected areas. -- Bernama

Several houses damaged by uprooted trees in Kota Kinabalu. - BERNAMA