Flash floods in Klang ahead of GE15
With just a week to go before the general election, concerns are rising about the possibility of more floods come polling day.
Photographs by Ahmad Sadiq Mohamad Sani
A house in Jalan Paip, Meru, Klang, is partly submerged in water after the flash flood that hit after hours of continuous rain on Nov 10.
A motorcyclist (right) makes his way through a deep puddle at the side of the road in Jalan Paip, Meru, this part of which has been decorated with flags ahead of the election.
A woman carries a table out of her house in an attempt to save at least some furniture from flood damage.
In Taman Binjai Jaya, neighbours chat across the gate as they stand ankle-deep in water.
A resident points to her kitchen implements, some of which were moved to higher levels. Others, however, have likely sustained damage from the floodwater.
A woman checks her phone as she stands with her pants rolled up in her waterlogged kitchen. She says she may have lost as much as RM2,000 in appliances due to the flood.
A car bearing an image of Warisan's candidate for the seat of Kapar passes through a flooded area in Jalan Paip.
Dogs wade through the floodwater as they, too, search for higher ground.
A youth wades through floodwater as he makes his way back home.
He and his mother sit at the small stall outside their house as they wait for the water level to recede.
On the main road, the flood causes a jam as vehicles slowly make their way through the water.
In the evening, the rain comes pouring down again as a family leaves their house to look for a safer place to stay.
A motorcyclist passes a party flag – a stark reminder of the upcoming election.
More flags and banners hang over the water as night falls on Jalan Paip.
A young girl enjoys a cup of instant noodles at the flood evacuation centre in SK Sungai Binjai in Meru, Klang.
Other flood victims sit outside their orange tents at the evacuation centre as they wait to be able to return home.
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