KUCHING: Heavy rain since last night caused roads in the city, including the road near Padang Merdeka, to be submerged by flash floods this morning.


Heavy rain since last night caused roads in Kuching, including the road near Padang Merdeka, to be submerged by flash floods this morning.

Checks by the New Straits Times showed flash floods had also inundated other roads, including Jalan Tun Openg, Jalan Batu Lintang, Jalan Padungan, Jalan Tabuan Dayak and the roads near the Sarawak General Hospital.

According to Kuching Zone Fire and Rescue Station chief Tiong Ling Hi Jalan Tabuan Dayak was among the worst affected by the downpour, with floodwaters about 1m.

“Our men and assets are on standby now and ready to be deployed if the situation worsens,” he said.

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Heavy rains since last night inundated Kuching, several major roads submerged by flash floods this morning. Bernama Photo
Water flowed into the ground floor of Sarawak General Hospital here. Heavy rains since last night inundated Kuching, several major roads submerged by flash floods this morning. Bernama Photo
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