KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 (Bernama) -- Flash floods hit several kampungs and housing areas in Batang Kali on Thursday's night causing 250 people from 70 families families to evacuate their homes.Hulu Selangor police chief Supt Norel Azmi Affandi Yahya said those evacuated were from Kampung Genting Malik, Kampung Sentosa, Taman Sekolah and Taman Seri Cahaya."Heavy rainfall since noon caused the water level to reach 0.5 metre at 8.20pm, entering many homes. The water was slow to recede as the rainfall continued until 10.30pm."The main road at KM48 was only opened one way but the situation is under control," he told Bernama when contacted. Norel Azmi said 15 security forces members including from traffic police and the Fire and Rescue Department were involved in controlling the situation.
Meanwhile, Batang Kali state assemblyman Mohd Isa Abu Kasim said a temporary evacuation centre was opened at Dewan Datuk Abdul Hamid but the flood victims decided to stay with relatives.Mohd Isa who visited the affected areas advised the flood victims to follow the directive by authorities for their own safety."Officers from the Welfare Services Department also visited the areas and are prepared to give aid to the flood victims," he said.-- BERNAMA