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Whee! Flood again! Mr. CM, bring your sampan.

Updated 1.00 am with photos: OMG, at 1 am, the flood waters went up to the highest level we have ever seen. The ground floor apartment units which never flood now has flood water entering their units.

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(my atm in his cap pagoda t-shirt and sarong watching the sons carry up one of our scooter. The other big bike k.o. liao cos the water rose really high.)

And those people who didn’t drive their cars to higher grounds (the school next door) are now in deep water. Poor chaps all have to stand in the flood water, watching helplessly as water enter their cars. Alarms are now blaring because the electric circuit konked out liao. It is like one crazy alarm fest.

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Three sons pushing a Yamaha scooter up the staircase.

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Imagine flood water as high as a bike!

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My poor neighbours are all standing in the rain, don’t know what to do except watch their cars flooded.

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And at 2 am, the water is still at this level…

penang flood oct 16 2008

Now, both our bikes also k.o. That means, we have one Naza Ria (damaged in previous flood and still in repair shop), one Yamaha scooter and one big bike (not sure what brand also hehehe) all damaged by flood. Bawls….my whole family now has only one car left.

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Poor car is floating in the water.

Rained stopped at 3 am but water not receding yet.

Rain again at 3.15 am. Now, I wonder how the Form Three students are going to school for their PMR?

ORIGINAL POST from here. Posted at 12 midnight.

Midnight stroll in the rain. So pathetic, not romantic.

Our apartment flood alarm screams. But it has just rained! Like only one hour and the rain is not really heavy. Yet, we can see the water rising in the darkness. The road is now a drain. Hubby is having a flu so son #1 and the ‘thirsty for bloggable material mom’ went to drive our car to higher grounds.

Meanwhile, son #3 is alerting the immediate neighbours as the flood alarm is not audible with the noise of the pelting rain and our apartment unit is far from the guard house. The elevator has been shut down as rain water will enter the shaft shortly.

The hungry for adventure mom and son then walked down the slippery stair case. Trudge through the waters in the darkness to our car park.

And so begins another….”MR. CM!!!! Where are you? Your Air Putih constituency is again hit by flood. Please come and rescue me with your sampan!” And whatever happened to the Jabatan Pengairan dan Saluran who should have rectify whatever problems we have. This is definitely caused by some blocked monsoon drain.

Sigh….it is fun as it doesn’t involve me. But I pity my neighbours who live on landed properties. Their houses are flooded again.




24 Responses to “Whee! Flood again! Mr. CM, bring your sampan.”

  1. Wah your place so fast kena flood one! It is still raining but not heavy. I think it’s high tide also.

    So susah! You better shout for the CM loud, loud!

  2. one day penang sink. how ah?

    Mr CM, we need Ark!!

  3. Ayoyo, flood again ah? My place baru start to rain niah. Think you better find another place to cabut lah. Luckily didn’t buy your next unit hor, if not lagi susah to sell off ………..

  4. domino – Wahahaha, they sell cheap cheap, I buy lor. Fun mah…

    azhan – Yalor, this time flood really bad, I heard.

    momo – Terrible flood lah, somemore tengah malam.

  5. Oi, full moon means high tide…which equals higher water levels for less amount of rain.

  6. #2 – OI, PIGI TIDUK LAH!!!! You got to swim to school in four hours, ok? EXAM!!!!!

  7. Lucky you manage to safe your car, if not, #2 may need to walk to school liau…

    Something is not right in your area Lilian, before the election, this thing ever happen? Dont think last night rain was any more than usual.

  8. so much water wasted, send some over here!

  9. my god..so teruk..luckily i live in hills…only tanah runtuh can happen here 😉

  10. Lil

    Really symphatise with you as you have to incur heavy
    repairs to your motorised vehicles in 2008. Hope you
    draw more ads to your site to defray the repair costs.

  11. That’s an awful lot of water….

  12. Did you get flood coverage for the vehicles?

    Wah if you took a good/funny photo can MMS to The Star, maybe will get RM50.

  13. I know it rain very heavily yesterday but never thought it will cuse flood. That level of water is consider high leh……….

  14. wau… *faint* rain for 1 hour already banjir liau.. do u consider moving.. haha

  15. OMG!!! Hope everything is fine on your side.

    Haih, more work for my colleagues in Penang.

  16. gee… what’s wrong with irrigation in penang..?

  17. Those staying at ground floor seems kena teruk. Hope they can keep the losses to minimal. Haih…

  18. Wah, I has “infolinks” ad in mah comment. No one else can has it. I iz special.

  19. dan – Magic word! I must write a few post with them.

    bryan – The houses in Taman Lumba Kuda are selling for $500-600K wor, semi-D, double storey.

    Tan Silly – The mechanics sure happy and pray to the rain god more.

    amanda – Yalor, it must be the tide cos it happened very fast.

    erina – I heard Farlim kena teruk juga wor.

  20. Wah…I only know the thunder woke my son who started screaming and crying…didn’t know such a short duration of rain could cause so much havoc elsewhere…
    I know a good (and honest) mechanic so if you need to change mechanic, email me.

  21. CM in Butterworth la Sis Lian , last nite got 570 tables ( full house ) so LGE must go ma , he Bagan MP ma. Anwar,LKS,Ah Poh,Hock Seng,Chong Eng and my family all there(hahaha) and state excos also there …
    CM was there till midnite bcos I shook hands with him,2nd time last nite,first time was when he went round all the tables to shake hands.
    We oredi took foto with CM last time,so dotter took foto with Chong Eng, CE asked dotter,”Pak Hai lang arrr ” Dotter says “Espi Lai ” CE … “Wahhhh”

  22. hey lilian…. i’m one of your ground floor unlucky neighbour(11-G-60 whose hse was flooded… haihz… first time in so many years, the flood entered my hse…. which unit is ur hse la….u r a journalist? jz out of curiousity…..

  23. Lilian,
    It must be really terrible to live there! What a burden!

    Pls go and check out the new footbridge over Sg Air Itam, in front of Suffolk House. I believe this is the major culprit to your flood woes. Previously, there was an existing bridge built of steel trusses, which cleanly spanned over the stream. No problems. The architect for the Suffolk House restoration decided that it would not match the style of his project, so decided to replace it with an old-style bridge with round concrete culverts. Not only does this seriously restrict the volume of water moving under, it can also trap branches and leaves. In a storm situation, the river will definitely overflow. The drainage for the whole area including Lim Lean Teng Rd and the State Mosque discharges into this river.

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