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  • Writer's pictureIlona Andrew

Flash floods in several west coast areas

A photo shared by a Facebook user believed to be at Country Heights Apartment.

15 Sept 2021

By Ilona Andrew

KOTA KINABALU: Incessant rain that has started since 2.30pm has triggered flash floods in Kota Kinabalu and several areas around it.

Based on a check by Nabalu News around 3.30pm, low-lying areas such as Pavilion Bundusan, Donggongon, the road near Queen Elizabeth l Hospital have been flooded.

Several Facebook users have also shared photos of places that have been hit by severe floods including Jalan Penampang-Lido, Kolombong, Jalan Kinarut, and Luyang, among others.

A photo shared on Facebook believed to be in Taman Millenium Heights, Bundusan.

Luyang State Assemblyman Phoong Jin Zhe on his Facebook posting wrote: "I received many calls saying this is one of the worst flash floods for the past decade. Many locations experience floods for the first time.

"I just checked the Malaysia Meteorological Department Facebook page. Their notices only warn the public of normal rain ... Do we have an efficient weather forecast system? This is to help the public to prepare in advance and allow local governments to act accordingly."

Jalan Lok Kawi, Kinarut

The Malaysian Meteorological Department through its statement today informed that a thunderstorm warning is expected to occur in several areas in Sabah including the interior of Sipitang, Kuala Penyu and Beaufort.

The warning is expected to involve west coast areas such as Papar, Putatan, Penampang, Kota Kinabalu, Tuaran and Kota Belud as well as Kudat and Pitas.


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