TNB, TM Asked To Repair Cables Caused By Flash-Floods


SHAH ALAM,18 Dec: Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) and Telekom Malaysia (TM) have been urged to take immediate action regarding the cable bridge collapse here that has blocked the passage of water to Sungai Kandis causing flash-floods in several areas in Sri Muda.

Sri Muda assemblyman, Shuhaimi Shafiei said that he has made a complaint to the relevant departments on November 3, however until now, still no action has been taken.

He said that following the incident, there have been reports of flash-floods happening until yesterday around the areas of Bukit Naga, Kampung Sri Gambut, Kampung Batu Lapan, Taman Sri Meena, Sentosa, Taman Mewah Jaya and Bukit Rimau.

“The main cause of flooding is of course due to heavy rain, however it also includes drainage problems. We have cleaned the drains but still there are drains that have yet to be repaired, one of it being the voltage cable in the direction to Sungai Kandis.

“So that’s one of the reasons causing water flow to be blocked and to not flow. When there is a lot of water, the drainage will move slowly and cause flash-floods,” he said when contacted by TV Selangor.

He said, as an early measure, his side has informed the issue to the Public Works Department (JKR) and the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (JPS) to solve the problem.

He added that flash-flooding incidents have occurred in areas in Sri Muda since November 16.

“For areas badly hit by floods like Kampung Johan Setia, JPS has taken action to fully clean 11 drains. So when it rains, water will not get into houses and will flow straight to Sungai Air Hitam.

“Several other areas have not been fully resolved yet because utilities have yet to be repaired. However, we will implement immediate action,” he said.

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