A total of 18 houses were damaged after a storm hit Taman Mutiara and Kampung Baru Tambahan in Sungai Kob yesterday. Pic by STR/AZAHAR HASHIM

KULIM: A total of 18 houses were damaged after a storm hit Taman Mutiara and Kampung Baru Tambahan in Sungai Kob yesterday.

Kulim Civil Defence Force officer Mohd Fadhil Fahmi Zaini said of the 18 houses affected, 16 including four which were seriously damaged, were located in Kampung Baru Tambahan.

Apart from the damaged houses, Fadhil said there were also incidents of uprooted trees reported following the 3.50pm storm.

“Our team rushed to the scene and cut the fallen trees before removing them off the road.

“No casualties are reported and we have been informed that those involved are staying at their relatives houses for now.” he said.