Sunday, May 22, 2022

After the floods

A look at the destruction left behind by the massive floods last month.

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The floods left many places covered in water, especially in Hulu Langat and Taman Sri Muda in Shah Alam.

A wooden house severely damaged by the floods that hit Kampung Sungai Serai in Hulu Langat left covered in mud and missing several panels.

Elsewhere in Hulu Langat, houses were completely swept away, leaving residents without a roof over their heads.

The raging torrents were strong enough to overturn vehicles such as this four-wheel drive in Jalan Sungai Lui, Hulu Langat.

Even after the floods receded, they left homes and vehicles covered in mud in Sungai Telemong in Karak, Pahang.

Workers use a tractor to clear away the logs and fallen branches that collected at a housing area in Kampung Sungai Perdak in Karak, Pahang.

A man surveys the chaos left by the floods at his home which was nearly destroyed by the rushing currents.

In Jalan Sungai Lui, Hulu Langat, residents spend weeks in tents set up near what remains of their homes.

An aerial view of the logs that were carried by the floods to the village in Sungai Telemong, Karak in Pahang, destroying 12 homes.

More logs surround the village, a testament to the strength of the currents which carried them there.

Some houses in the area are nearly buried in logs.

A man sits outside what remains of his house, looking at the mud and sludge left by the receding floods.

Meanwhile, a chilli farmer in Dengkil, Selangor, uses a wheelbarrow to salvage what remains of his small farm.

A vehicle navigates a road in Hulu Langat which was eroded by the floodwater.

A woman tugs at the wreckage of her sewing machine, one of many personal items which were carried away by the flood in Jalan Sungai Lui, Hulu Langat.

For now, she and her family must stay in a temporary cabin set up near their ruined house which her husband is trying to repair.

A man carries furniture out to sun as he and his wife clean up their house in Taman Sri Nanding, Hulu Langat.

A few doors down, their neighbour hangs out a load of laundry after scrubbing the clothes clean from mud.

Another man uses a small bucket to throw out the water that has collected in his car.

Family members chat as they rinse the mud from their clothes at their house in Taman Sri Nanding.

Volunteers help residents in Taman Sri Nanding clean out the mud left by the floods in their homes.

More volunteers work side by side with the residents whose homes were badly affected by the floods.

Volunteers from the Civil Defence Force use spades to dig up the mud that has caked around the houses.

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