Saturday, March 16, 2013

Kajang strewn with fallen trees following heavy rain and strong winds

The Star, Friday March 15, 2013

KAJANG Municipal Council (MPKj) is hard at work cleaning up the mess left by heavy rain and strong winds that hit Kajang on Wednesday.

MPKj corporate communications head Kamarul Izlan Sulaiman said they had received more than 80 reports of fallen trees.

He said Kajang Perdana was the worst affected by the natural disaster.

“Our officers arrived at the scene at 5.30pm on Wednesday after receiving complaints from the public,” he said when contacted.

He said the council’s Landscape Department had deployed three teams to handle the clean-up operation.

As of 2pm yesterday, Kamarul said more than 50 complaints had been resolved.

“We are clearing the affected main roads first before starting works in other areas,” he said, adding that three cars were damaged and traffic was backed up during the severe storm.

A Taman Bukit Mutiara Flats resident, who only wanted to be known as Akmal, said his car was damaged when it was hit by falling roof blown off by the strong winds.

“The heavy rain combined with strong winds damaged many properties. I was shocked to see my car window broken,” he said.

Taman Bukit Mewah Fasa 5 resident Gunasegar Palayaman said he had been kept busy clearing the fallen tree branches near his house the whole morning.

“It will probably take some time for MPKj workers to get here so my neighbours and I decided to clear away what we can while waiting for them,” he said.

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