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Over 140 homes in Janda Baik hit by flash floods

Landslides have also been reported in several areas.

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Continuous heavy rain since 3am today has caused flash floods and landslides in several areas in Janda Baik, Bentong.

The Malaysian Civil Defence Force Bentong district disaster management committee secretariat said as of 8am, more than 140 houses had been flooded in Kampung Sum-Sum, Kampung Lampin, Kampung Cheringin and Kampung Pulau Santap.

“There are no reports of injuries so far,” it added in a statement.

Bentong district police chief Supt Zaiham Mohd Kahar said the water level was on a downward trend, adding that various parties had been deployed to help control the situation in areas where landslides had been reported.

The old Bukit Tinggi-Genting Sempah road has been closed to vehicles, but the road heading towards Janda Baik is still passable.

“No temporary evacuation centres have been opened,” he said.

Meanwhile, Anih Bhd senior general manager Radzimah Mohd Radzi, in a statement, said the KM68 stretch along the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway (KLK) Expressway heading towards Kuala Lumpur was still safe to use, although some nearby areas were flooded due to the heavy rain.

“Even though the rain has started to ease at this time, Anih Bhd is monitoring the water level of Sungai Bentong in preparation for any eventuality,” she said.

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