LZS Presents Aid to 210 Storm Victims


SHAH ALAM, 19 SEPT: The difficulties of 210 residents in Meru, Klang, whose homes were damaged by flood due to the storm recently, received sympathy from the Selangor Zakat Board (LZS).

Consequently, they have been presented RM300 each which was delivered by the Assemblyman for Meru, Dr Abdul Rani Osman, who wanted to bring the matter to the Selangor State Assembly (DNS) session.

“The incident this time was more of a storm. There are areas which we have identified to face floods every time it rains,” he said mentioning that the problem of flooding in several key locations have been resolved.

He will hold a joint meeting with the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) to solve the problem in the new area.

Resident, Abdul Muhit Karmain who has been living in Taman Meru Indah, Klang for seven years described that his first experience with floods and storms was unforgettable.

What’s more is that the whole family was holding an open house in conjunction with the Aidilfitri celebration during the incident. Even the tents for guests were blown away by the storm.

He estimated the losses to amount to RM5,000, including the damage of the roof and electrical goods.

“The incident took place on 1 September. I installed a tent. The tent flew and the all the food got wet. Many items could not be saved,” he said.

For Mohd Nasir Saad who has been living at Jalan Kasim Meru for four years hopes that the drainage system can be repaired and upgraded so that flooding can be avoided.

He admitted that he faced flooding twice a year as he lives near the drain which is the water system route.

“I was at a neighbour’s hours. Suddenly there was a storm and rain. Less than 30 minutes, the roof was blown away and we worked together to help our neighbour,” he said.

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