Flash floods submerged Jalan Thean Teik in Farlim in front of All Seasons after a heavy downpour this evening. The areas around the state mosque, the Turf Club area and Jalan P Ramlee were also affected.
Welcome to the new ‘Thean Teik River’.
And this is the area behind the Melody Home Condominium in Thean Teik:
Even hill-slopes saw unexpected waterfalls spilling muddy water down neighbourhood roads and houses.
One of the worst affected areas was not far from massive hill clearing in Paya Terubong highlighted by Penang Forum and hill scarring in the same area reported in this blog just over three months ago.
This formula spells trouble:
Botak Hills + Heavy Rain = Flash Floods
Or instead of Botak Hills, substitute with High Density Development and Concretisation plus Inadequate Drainage.
These flash floods come just two days before Penang Forum is due to launch its Penang Hills Watch online crowd-sourcing and mapping initiative.
And this was the area near the state mosque:
Please report floods in other parts of Penang in the comments below.
So do we still want to clear more hills and see what happens?