Rising water at Taman Putera near Kamunting.

House on top of a hilly area sound like a perfect protection against flash flood. Nope! It is not at least here at Taman Putera near Kamunting that was hit by flash flood after the scattered shower around Bintulu yesterday afternoon.

The housing area have never been hit by flash flood before, but recent development in the areas had clogged the drainage system, according to one of it resident who wants to be anonymous.

“Now, even a short 30-minutes downfall will flood the car porch and drains,” he said.

They hope the relevant authorities will resolve the problem quickly and strictly monitor development projects to prevent recurrence of flash flood.

Thank to Francis Ngu Hown Hua for the tip-off and photos.